Gwen Davies

NWR Issue 99

Wales, Turkey & the London Book Fair

Wales Literature Exchange at the London Book Fair right now are presenting their bookcase of titles from Wales, including NWR Ed's recommendations, Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch's poetry collection Banjo; Ras Olaf Harri Selwyn, novel by Tony Bianchi online review; Konstantin, novel on Russian cosmologist, out last month in paperback, by Tom Bullough; state of the nation novel The Book of Idiots, Chris Meredith; The Keys of Babylon by Sunday Times Short Story award contender Robert Minhinnick, and Poetry Book Society Recommendation, Burying the Wren by Deryn Rees-Jones.

Further LBF news, since Turkey is guest of honour, Dedalus of Istanbul will be publishing their version of Richard Gwyn's Barcelona novel, The Colour of a Dog Running Away. Closer to home, at Cardiff's Millennium Centre (Glanfa Stage), Richard Gwyn is also joined this Thursday evening (18 April) by Turkish authors Ayfer Tunç and Hakan Günday. Richard's participation in recent Istanbul writers workshops, organised by WLE, is obviously bearing fruit.

Ines Garland

Richard Gwyn's translation skills, this time from Castilian to English, are celebrated in NWR 100 print mag, now at press, in 3 pieces showcasing the literature of Argentina (authors Andrés Neuman, Inés Garland & Jorge Fondebrider), and in NWR 100 app edition with an additional, exclusive to digital, interview, Richard Gwyn as Translator, by Michael Malay. The development of exclusive digital content is a first for us, and is designed to test the water for the divergence of content for print magazine and digital editions, and how that may reflect demand for our different formats and, in turn, affect sales. As this is a nerve-wracking time for us and our colleagues, the franchise-funded magazines from Wales, anything we can do to develop a wider provision of formats, including digital, we must simply do.


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