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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Kelley Mckenna reviews ‘Love’, a novel by Hanne Ørstavik

Kelley Mckenna

PUBLISHED ON: 25/03/18

CATEGORY: Audio review

Kelley Mckenna reviews ‘Love’, a novel by Hanne Ørstavik, published by Archipelago. New Welsh Review’s multimedia programme is sponsored by Aberystwyt …

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Slowly Burning

Dan Bradley

PUBLISHED ON: 01/07/16


Prolific Welsh wordsmith Nigel Jarrett has already excelled in a variety of shorter forms; his story collection Funderland won praise in these pages a …

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Seki Lynch

PUBLISHED ON: 22/05/13


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Deborah Kay Davies

by Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 24/10/12

CATEGORY: Interview

NWR: There are some themes and plotlines shared between True Things About Me and The London Train, for example a major female character in a submissiv …

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Dark Matter

Sophie Long

PUBLISHED ON: 30/11/11


Having never actually read a contemporary ghost story, I wondered whether people’s assertions that ‘books are scarier than films’ was in fact true. In …

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