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New Welsh Review 96, Summer 2012


Pippi Grows Up (Gwen Davies)

In Cerys Matthews' R4 documentary on Pippi Longstocking,Swedes suggested that had the ill-disciplined Pippi grown up, she would have become Dragon Tattoo’s überfeisty Lisbeth Salander. I adored Astrid Lindgren, reading Pippi as well as tales of the Bullerby children in English, then sharing Lotta and Emil in Welsh translation with my own niece and kids in subsequent decades. So a new claim by Sioned Rowlands of the Wales Literature Exchange struck a chord. Sioned reports a decline in publishing children’s books in Welsh translationfrom non-Anglophone countries. Addressing the need to increase children’s access to world literature, Sioned led prominent international authors and translators this spring in a workshop and course under the Translators’ House umbrella. Alongside former Welsh Children’s Laureate Mererid Hopwood at Ty[^] Newydd was Sampurna Chattarji from Mumbai, Iceland’s Gerdur Kristny and the work of Finland’s Jyrki Kiiskinen.


Pulp Kitchen Matthew David Scott on Occupy USAl
St Kilda by John Harrison
Skipping to the Apocalypse by Sarah Howe
Of Dinosaurs and Theoretical Corsetry by Richard Poole
TradeWinds by Euan Thorneycroft
Rich Text Kaite O'Reilly on her project for the Cultural Olympiad read more...


On Mohammed Farid Street by Grahame Davies
A nonfiction response to David M Beddoe's The Lost Mameluke, A Tale of Egypt

Eric 'n' Ernie
Story by Tony Bianchi


Poems by :
Marianne Burton
Xiao Kaiyu, translated by Pascale Petit
Harry Man
Carrie Etter
Philip Gross


Banjo by Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch
Alice Entwistle

Kate Roberts by Katie Gramich, and Kate: Cofiant Kate Roberts, 1891-1985 by Alan Llwyd
Francesca Rhydderch

A Girl's Arm by Gee Williams
Rachel Trezise

Traveller of the Century by Andres Neuman
Richard Gwyn

Clive Hicks-Jenkins by Peter Wakelin, and The Book of Ystwyth by Peter Wakelin
Tony Curtis

Seven Houses in France by Bernard Atxaga [trans Margaret Jull Costa]
Eluned Gramich

The Prince's Pen (New Stories from the Mabinogion) by Horatio Clare

A Year of Flowers by John Barnie
Jem King

Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds
Kay Blade

Not Tonight Neil by Ian Gregson
Huw Lawrence

La Rochelle by Michael Nath
Rhys Owain Williams

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