26th February, 7:20 PM. The information desk at Ceredigion Museum had no lights on, and the streets around it were almost empty. Standing in front of the door felt forbidden since the place looked as though it was closed. Anyone unaware of the event would have walked past, no intention of even looking twice at […]
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The Greatest Need: The Creative Life and Troubled Times of Lily Tobias, a Welsh Jew in Palestine, by Jasmine Donahaye

Eluned Gramich

PUBLISHED ON: 11/02/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Eluned Gramich sings in praise of readers of unkosher novels and among them, Lily Tobias, the subject of Jasmine Donahaye’s expert biography in Honno’ …

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Tilt by Rosalind Hudis

Alicia Byrne Keane

PUBLISHED ON: 11/02/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

For Alicia Byrne Keane, Rosalind Hudis’ debut collection, with its themes of disability and loss, is tinged with fairy-tale and reveals an artist’s ey …

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Sliced Tongue and Pearl Cufflinks

Georgia Fearn is captivated by a dark collection, about the mother-daughter relationship, that makes you grieve for something you did not know you had lost

PUBLISHED ON: 29/01/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Kittie Belltree’s words, ‘so deep, so dark and dislocating, in the first poem of this collection, are no exaggeration. Reading it in one sitting evoke …

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Stillicide

Chris Moss on a powerful, disturbing novella that seeks to alienate us from our grip on language and everyday understanding of reality, in its depiction of a future society in which water is crisis, commodity, currency and contraband

PUBLISHED ON: 29/10/19

CATEGORY: Reviews

Stillicide looks like it would mean something to do with the death of peace and tranquillity. It’s actually an archaic word for ‘the falling of water’ …

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Borscht Without Tears

Jane MacNamee

PUBLISHED ON: 01/10/19

CATEGORY: Blog

Phil and I were making the most of the late summer sun. There was a ripple of autumn through the salty evening air, but it was still warm enough for o …

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Unspoken II

Kittie Belltree

PUBLISHED ON: 07/05/19

CATEGORY: Poetry

A secret fell from a seventh-floor window – flung out in a frenzied exchange. As it plummeted, incidents from its life raced across the face of the mo …

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George Carr Reviews Small Days and Nights by Tishani Doshi (Bloomsbury)

George Carr

PUBLISHED ON: 27/03/19

CATEGORY: Audio review

SCROLL DOWN FOR SCRIPT   George Carr reviews the novel Small Days and Nights by Tishani Doshi (published by Bloomsbury on 18 April). Researched, …

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Dignity: a Letter

Alys Conran

PUBLISHED ON: 27/03/19

CATEGORY: Author process

Dignity is published on 4 April. Although many of the social and historical aspects of Dignity come from family experience and other primary and secon …

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The Seal

Olivia Gwyne

PUBLISHED ON: 30/11/17

CATEGORY: Fiction

When the tide went right out there were big ugly rocks that stuck out of the sand. The sea had gnawed at them and made hollows where water collected. …

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