The novelist and short story writer, Siân James, who recently died at the age of ninety, was a significant and distinctive voice in Anglophone Welsh fiction in the late twentieth century. Born in 1930 in rural Ceredigion, Siân was confidently bilingual, translating work from the Welsh but writing her own fiction in English. She forged […]
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Caradoc Evans: the Devil in Eden

Liz Jones assesses this blockbuster, by his editor and bibliographer over three decades, of the controversial, reviled trailblazer

PUBLISHED ON: 29/01/19


Caradoc Evans’ reputation will not leave him alone. More than a century after the publication of My People, his debut collection of short stories, the …

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PUBLISHED ON: 01/07/16


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NWR 100 Preview 6

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 19/05/13


NWR’s landmark hundredth issue publishes this Saturday, 25 May. Teaser-taster no. 6; subscribe now to read the full story by securing your copy. From …

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