In the Goldfish Bowl

Richard Lewis Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 14/03/18

CATEGORY: Blog

Last week the culture committee of the Welsh Assembly delivered a summary report on the Hughes report on Welsh literature. The report on the report wa …

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George Borrow’s Second Tour of Wales in 1857

Derek Turner

PUBLISHED ON: 28/09/17

CATEGORY: Blog

George Borrow’s 1862 Wild Wales is a classic of a peculiar kind – the record of a bombastic, exhibitionist philologist’s 1854 cross-country peregrinat …

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Physical Education

Meg Eden

PUBLISHED ON: 01/09/17

CATEGORY: Poetry

In middle school we had no gym lockers, changed in the ninth grade classrooms with the blinds closed. Girls showed off neon green bras, underwear with …

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Acts of Volition

Annette C Boehm

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Poetry

1, 3 and 5 are loitering at the bus-stop. If they look your way, walk faster, then run. You choose to stop for chips on the way to 19. If you drink he …

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Ideology and Story in Life-Writing

Jasmine Donahay

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Blog

It’s a strange coincidence that I should be publishing, in quick succession, a biography and a memoir, which both deal in contradictory ways with ideo …

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The Cycling Biographer

Ben Skelton

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Blog

In the early 1990s, Graham Robb retreated to the hills near Llangollen to write his first book, a life of Balzac. It was, he says, an isolated spot, a …

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A Life’s Work: The Art of Evelyn Williams

Penny Simpson

PUBLISHED ON: 01/07/15

CATEGORY: Reviews

During her working life, Welsh artist Evelyn Williams forged a unique path, separate from the artistic mainstream, and yet much admired (and collected …

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The Collector

Dan Anthony

PUBLISHED ON: 20/05/14

CATEGORY: Letters

  To: The Editor, New Welsh Review From: Oscar Morales Unversidad de San Vicente Dear Gwen Almost three years ago I was asked by a colleague to a …

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Snakes and Ladders

Ellie Rees

PUBLISHED ON: 06/05/14

CATEGORY: Blog

  It was a bird’s eye view. I was flying home to the Vale of Glamorgan in south Wales and my thoughts were focused on the college where I worked …

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Dead Interviews

Julia Forster

PUBLISHED ON: 28/04/14

CATEGORY: Blog

New Welsh Review at the London Book Fair 2014. Julia Forster reports on the hugely popular Dead Interviews event at the Literary Translation Centre on …

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