Ed Garland’s book of criticism, bibliotherapy and memoir, Earwitness, which New Welsh Review published in 2019, raised my awareness of the neglected sense of sound in literature. Newcomer Colum Sanson-Regan is a musician, with two sole and two band albums under his belt (as well as having been a body double for David Tennant as […]
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Early Twentieth-century Welsh Plays in English, Vol 1: ‘A Dirty Broth’

Chris Moss assesses how this anthology of classic plays (including Taffy by Caradoc Evans) identifies the factors that deprived Wales of a recognisable tradition of playwriting and how these three plays share themes of religion, community, identity and family

PUBLISHED ON: 28/07/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

The first volume of a two-book series devoted to Welsh writing for the theatre,  A Dirty Broth, contains the complete texts of just three plays. You m …

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The Moon-Eyed People and the White Ravens

Reginald Francis writes about the unexpected connections between Welsh and Native American cultures that were revealed by Peter Stevenson during an evening of music and storytelling

PUBLISHED ON: 20/06/18

CATEGORY: Blog, Reviews

‘What is the connection between a first edition of Under Milk Wood and a toy Batmobile?’ storyteller Peter Stevenson asked a puzzled audience. Such un …

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Welsh Folk Tales

Ros Hudis

PUBLISHED ON: 14/08/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

Ceredigion based Peter Stevenson is known for his activism as a story-teller and folk-lorist, and for his prolific and distinquished published work, w …

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Celtic Myth in Contemporary Children’s Fantasy: Idealization, Identity, Ideology

Linda Rhinehart

PUBLISHED ON: 09/08/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

In her investigation of the use of Irish and Welsh mythology in literature for children in recent years, Dimitra Fimi discusses Pat O’Shea’s The Hound …

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Contemporary Literature from Wales

Gwen Davies, Robin Chapman and Suzy Ceulan Hughes

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Podcast

Gwen Davies on recent fiction in English from Wales, Robin Chapman on the rejection of politicisation in Welsh-language literature since devolution, S …

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NWR Records First Book Group

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 19/03/14

CATEGORY: Podcast

Mary Jacob & Suzy Ceulan Hughes made marvellous contributions last night to a recorded book club on Eliza Granville’s novel Gretel & the Dark …

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The Welsh Winter Wren

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 17/09/13

CATEGORY: Blog

Surprise in post! Just opened marvellous full colour hardback treasure destined for the lucky Gwyneth Lewis who’s using it for a review-essay-opinion …

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Keeping Up with the Joneses, NWR at Hay Festival 28 May 2013

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 11/06/13

CATEGORY: Blog

The Landmarc 100 stage at Hay Festival was the aptly named venue for my conversation with Cynan Jones & Lloyd Jones about their novellas that were …

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Snowdon, The Story of a Mountain

Jem Poster

PUBLISHED ON: 22/05/13

CATEGORY: Reviews

For a book ostensibly tied to a specific locality, Jim Perrin’s Snowdon covers a lot of ground. The mountain itself stands at the centre of the narrat …

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