YR: You describe your grandmother as a really important presence in your childhood, and she’s the central (human) character in Tiger Girl. Can you tell me more about her and her family?   PP: My great-grandfather was from a white Irish family, and he lived in India. He was in the British Army. I was […]
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Who is Briton Tom? Interview with Robert Minhinnick in Porthcawl

Llŷr Gwyn goes on foot with the poet, from Porthcawl’s Bucaneer pub, through Trecco Bay, to the dunes, and finds out about how Robert Minhinnick is pursued by sand, ‘saving the bunny rabbits’, imposter syndrome, archaeology, the Blair glory years for the arts, a fear of things being obliterated, and the importance of a chorus to a poem

PUBLISHED ON: 28/07/20

CATEGORY: Interview

This interview, conducted in English, was originally published in Welsh (‘Tywod Porthcawl:  Mynd am Dro gyda Robert Minhinnick’) in O’r Pedwar Gwynt ( …

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An Interview With Helen Mort

Suzannah V Evans talks to the poet Helen Mort about female mountaineers, storytelling through place, and going to Switzerland clad in a crinoline

PUBLISHED ON: 11/02/20

CATEGORY: Interview

The poet Helen Mort was born in Sheffield. Her first collection Division Street (Chatto & Windus, 2013) won the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize. Her second …

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On the Red Hill, Where Four Lives Fell into Place

Kaja Brown

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/19

CATEGORY: Interview

It was a beautifully sunny afternoon when Mike drove me and my girlfriend from Machynlleth to his home. The landscape was glorious, with jutting hills …

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Writing Democracies: Locating DK Fields

DK Fields

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/19

CATEGORY: Interview

Asked to reflect on how we co-write, the temptation is to find a place within the third person plural and start from ‘we’. But the single voice of DK …

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Interview with João Morais

Ann D Bjerregaard interviews the Cardiff-based author João Morais about his debut short story collection, Things that Make the Heart Beat Faster, out on 1 October

PUBLISHED ON: 26/09/18

CATEGORY: Blog, Interview

João Morais holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Cardiff University, and he writes regularly for New Welsh Review and other publications. A number of …

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Hinterland at the National Library of Wales

Linda Rhinehart

PUBLISHED ON: 24/10/17

CATEGORY: Interview

On 21 October I attended a bilingual discussion with Ed Thomas, co-creator of the television drama Hinterland (Y Gwyll in Welsh), along with writer Cy …

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Interview with Joanne Limburg

Suzannah V Evans

PUBLISHED ON: 14/08/17

CATEGORY: Interview

Joanne Limburg was born in London in 1970, and studied Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. She won an Eric Gregory award for her poetry in 1998 …

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‘Y Llif’ (‘Against the Current’) with English subtitles

PUBLISHED ON: 01/08/17

CATEGORY: Interview

Caryl Lewis’ story ‘Y Llif’ (‘Against the Current’) with English subtitles, read by Dewi Huw Owen and translated by Gwen Davies. Subtitling by Aled Jo …

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Stallion Ford, a Collaboration of Imagery and Poetry in Comic-Book Form

Nicky Arscott and Greg Koehler

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Interview

NICKY: We took as our starting point the attempt by Samuel Roberts of Llanbrynmair (preacher, pacifist, vehement anti-slavery campaigner) to set up a …

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