Voice-driven narrative is what I thought I liked. It’s what Alcemi, my fiction imprint, was seeking among the writers of Wales. Forget theme, forget plot, forget setting and dramatic interaction: character as conveyed by voice is what counts. That is what drives a classic such as Vernon God Little – a distinctive narrator and viewpoint […]
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The Fluorescent Jacket

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 10/03/11

CATEGORY: Reviews

There are several moments in Homesick , Fernando’s composite novel in which this story was orginally published, where tables turn. This is what happen …

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Small is Beautiful

Kathryn Gray

PUBLISHED ON: 30/11/10

CATEGORY: Reviews

I thought I’d highlight a recently published book from Cinnamon that looks hugely promising: Exposure. It’s an anthology of more than 1000 writers fro …

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Jordison on The Old Devils

Kathryn Gray

PUBLISHED ON: 16/02/10

CATEGORY: Reviews

Nice piece by Sam Jordison in today’s Guardian on Amis’s 1986 Booker winner The Old Devils.

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Synecdoche, Adamsdown

Simon Harris

PUBLISHED ON: 12/01/10

CATEGORY: Reviews

As everyone with a good dictionary knows, a ‘synecdoche’ is a literary term where the part stands for the whole and vice versa. It is also a play on w …

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