I began reading Victoria Owen’s account of Lady Charlotte Guest, knowing little about Lady Charlotte and what she accomplished. On concluding the book, my understanding of this remarkable woman and what her life entailed was much enriched. Lady Charlotte Bertie was born on 19 May, 1812. In September 1818, her kind and benevolent father died. […]
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New Welsh Short Stories, edited by Francesca Rhydderch & Penny Thomas

Vicky MacKenzie

PUBLISHED ON: 11/02/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

Vicky MacKenzie finds internationalism, diversity, a beating heart, the rush of blood, and the zing of energy in a collection that proves the health o …

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Wales Book of the Year 2019 at Aberystwyth

Erica Shepard

PUBLISHED ON: 31/07/19

CATEGORY: Blog

Literature Wales held the Wales Book of the Year 2019 at Aberystwyth’s Art Centre on the twentieth of June. It was a night to honour those for whom Wa …

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No Good Brother

Suzy Ceulan Hughes

PUBLISHED ON: 27/07/18

CATEGORY: Reviews

The opening paragraph of Tyler Keevil’s third novel draws the reader in immediately: The end of the story is pretty well known, since people wound up …

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Cove

Ashley Owen on a novel about grief and the things that get left behind

PUBLISHED ON: 01/11/16

CATEGORY: Reviews

Contemplating Cynan Jones’ latest novella, published this year, one wonders whether the author ever feels the pressure of fulfilling the promise of hi …

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Interview with Lloyd Jones

Ffion Lindsay

PUBLISHED ON: 26/08/13

CATEGORY: Interview

Lloyd Jones’ own translation of his Welsh-language novel Y Dŵr will be published by Y Lolfa in spring. His memoir, ‘Four Days in September’, a respons …

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Wales Book of the Year Ceremony

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 19/07/13

CATEGORY: Blog

Snapshots from 2013’s Ceremony * A whole row of Talybont’s Gruffudd family beaming and flashing iphones at the stage as Welsh overall winner Heini Gru …

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Writing your way out – an interview with Matthew Francis

Paul Cooper

PUBLISHED ON: 20/05/13

CATEGORY: Interview

NWR Singing a Man to Death, your first collection of short stories, was published by Cinnamon, and has just been shortlisted for the Wales Book of the …

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NWR 100 Preview 9

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 20/05/13

CATEGORY: Blog

NWR landmark hundredth issue publishes this Saturday, 25 May. Teaser-taster no. 9; subscribe now to read the full story, ‘My Mary Jane’ by Rhian Edwar …

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Official Wales Book of the Year Shortlist

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 13/05/13

CATEGORY: Blog

Literature Wales today announced their judges’ shortlist for 9 books in two languages across 3 categories. Judges in English and Welsh categories were …

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