Sometime after he completed the biography of his father, the artist Jonah Jones, Peter Jones was approached by a nephew of Mona Lovell, the woman who had given the young Jonah his first job as an assistant librarian in Felling, Gateshead. The nephew had a cache of letters written during the war by Jonah to […]
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University Connections and Professional Lives

Drs Michelle Deininger & Claire Flay-Petty

PUBLISHED ON: 24/10/18

CATEGORY: Essays

In 2015, we fortuitously presented papers on the same panel at the inaugural Modernist Network Cymru (MONC) conference, bringing together the work of …

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All That Is Wales: Collected Essays (Writing Wales in English)

John Barnie

PUBLISHED ON: 28/09/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

To those who live in the windowless House of Theory, Wynn Thomas’ collected essays will seem irredeemably old-fashioned. Here, far from being dead, th …

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‘The White Negro’?

Daniel G Williams

PUBLISHED ON: 19/05/14

CATEGORY: Interview

The presence of poet John Berryman at St Vincent’s Hospital, New York, when Dylan Thomas passed away on 9 November, 1953, has been considered an appro …

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Wingspan

Suzanne Beynon

PUBLISHED ON: 12/05/14

CATEGORY: Reviews

Set across America, Wales and Suffolk, Wingspan is the emotional and ambitious story of a man whose father died in an air crash in World War II. Alter …

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Mother Departs

Steven Lovatt

PUBLISHED ON: 26/09/13

CATEGORY: Reviews

Mother Departs is a collection of poems, diary entries, photographs and prose fragments loosely organised by Tadeusz Różewicz around the life of his m …

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The Messenger

Pippa Marland

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/13

CATEGORY: Reviews

This is a novel which will divide readers, with some appreciating its heartfelt values and others feeling a lack of sophistication. Like the story’s h …

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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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Myth

Bruce Bond

PUBLISHED ON: 22/05/13

CATEGORY: Poetry

As a boy I bought a poster of Hitler, not because I liked him. I don’t know. Fact is, I’m not sure why I bought it, save the storm and stress of his b …

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Profile of YA Author Ruta Sepetys

Anita Rowe

PUBLISHED ON: 23/06/11

CATEGORY: Blog

One night a few weeks ago I began to read Between Shades of Gray, a young adult book by first time American author Ruta Sepetys, and couldn’t stop tur …

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