Insomnia

Lee Tisdale admires a novella, published complete with its own censorship history, satirising Soviet rule in Latvia

PUBLISHED ON: 30/06/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Alberts Bels’ accessible and compelling novella Insomnia depicts Soviet-era Latvia through the eyes of Mr Eduards Dārziņš. This man allows a fleeing w …

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Pravda Ha Ha

Jemma L King is intrigued by this exploration, comic in parts, in which a return to Russia 30 years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, reveals the rise of the Right and how the little guy was shafted in the interim, and the stupid became unjustifiably wealthy

PUBLISHED ON: 02/03/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Jemma L King is intrigued by this exploration, comic in parts, in which a return to Russia 30 years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall, reveals the r …

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Ten Million Chapters Are All the Same

This satirical piece by K Iolo Jones, inspired by John Osmond's Ten Million Stars are Burning, reflects a lack of enthusiasm for the novel's pace, atmosphere, characters and argument

PUBLISHED ON: 27/07/18

CATEGORY: Opinion

Wales The 1970s The protagonist, a thinly veiled version of the author; another male, a named Welsh figure; and a physically attractive and intellectu …

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People of Shitplace Dug our Own Hole

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Editorial

The wider world must have a strong impression of British people who now have turned away from change and difference, in work, culture and, perhaps esp …

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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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‘It’s raining fish, Halleluja!’ and other magic

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 05/03/12

CATEGORY: Blog

In this issue, Rhian Jones compares the music industry’s hysterical reaction to downloading and applauds publishers’ ‘shrewdness in [their] appropriat …

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