(c) National Library of Wales, John Thomas photographic collection
(c) National Library of Wales, John Thomas photographic collection


Fury Never Leaves Us

We are one hundred years on from the publication of Caradoc Evans’ short story collection, My People, a book carrying the status of being the opening chapter in the tradition now known as Welsh Writing in English. It is time to look again, to reassess the controversy the book kindled in Wales, a controversy never resolved. Was it a good book, or an unforgiveable insult to the Welsh people? It definitively represents what subsequent contributors to the tradition saw themselves getting away from.



150, Patagonia

João Morais enjoys an epic-scale site-specific, bilingual and interactive NTW and Theatr Genedlaethol production celebrating 150 years since the establishment of Wales’ Patagonian colony, Y Wladfa


Philip Eglin, Slipping the Trail & Responding to the Buckley Pottery in the Aberystwyth Collection

Ellen Bell devours a feast of work produced in response to non-hierarchical domestic-ware, where food, recipes and appetite are as important as vessels


Dark Movements, exhibition by Clive Hicks-Jenkins, Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Claire Pickard is impressed by the collaborative nature of this impressive exhibition chronicling the symbolic journey of the Welsh processional tradition of y Fari Lwyd in the artist’s father and himself

NEW Autumn Multimedia

Audio reviews: Ashley Wakefield reviews Boy Running by Paul Henry, Mary Jacob reviews Hallelujah for 50ft Women edited by the The Raving Beauties and Maddy McGlynn reviews Desire Line by Gee Williams. Plus watch an interview with Alix Nathan about her latest novel, The Flight of Sarah Battle and our Video Showcase: Four Poems of Fire and Water by Jack Freeman, Maggie Harris and Karen Izod.


Losing Israel

Amy McCauley admires a highly eloquent and thoughtful meditation on what it means to exist in history and as a product of history within a deeply political and strikingly personal and superior memoir more...



White Food

When first they found him they weren’t sure if he was alive. Or even really human. Mother and daughter looked at the sprawled figure on the front path in the bleaching sunlight and Scarlet thought she’d never seen anything quite so dark in her whole, short life... more...

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