Vicky MacKenzie finds internationalism, diversity, a beating heart, the rush of blood, and the zing of energy in a collection that proves the health of contemporary Welsh writing in English It’s a good time to be a short story lover: prizes such as the BBC National Short Story Award and the Sunday Times EFG Short […]
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When Young Dodos Meet Young Dragons, edited by Barlen Pyamootoo, Alan Perry & Sachita Samboo

Alicia Byrne Keane

PUBLISHED ON: 11/02/20


Mauritian slums; trustafarian students at Welsh universities and a Vancouver ski lift: Alicia Byrne Keane enjoys a poetry and prose anthology that cel …

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No Far Shore: Charting Unknown Waters

Jane MacNamee is impressed by this travel memoir forming a coastal odyssey, haunted by absent parents and far gazes

PUBLISHED ON: 29/01/20


‘So, what was it actually like,’ asks Anne-Marie Fyfe, ‘growing up on the edge of something vast and exciting, on the edge of both calm and danger?’ B …

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The Blue Cell and Soft Mutation

Éadaoín Lynch

PUBLISHED ON: 01/10/15


The Blue Cell contains seven lyric poems, all focused on the lives of early medieval Welsh saints: almost every poem is written entirely in tercets, w …

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Four Days in September

Lloyd Jones

PUBLISHED ON: 26/08/13


Background A warm welcome to The Autobiography of a Supertramp, newly reissued in the wonderful Library of Wales series, most of which I’ve really enj …

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Jem Poster

PUBLISHED ON: 26/02/13


Shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize and winner of the Forward Prize, P L A C E has significantly raised Jorie Graham’s profile on this side of the Atla …

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