CREATIVE
ANITA MIR

Almost

My dad, Darwin Andrews, was the first black mayor in Britain. He was also the first Muslim mayor in Britain. If that didn’t make growing up in a small non-mining town in Wales hard enough, his wife, my mum, who I never knew – she died when I was less than three – had given me the name Julie. Julie Andrews.


NEWS

Women Dominate Categories for Novella & Memoir in New Welsh Writing Awards Prizes for Short Books

New Welsh Writing Awards 2017: Shortlist Announcements for the Aberystwyth University Prize for Memoir and the Americymru Prize for the Novella
more...

all the news


 (c) Hughes Estate
(c) Hughes Estate

ESSAY ADRIAN OSBOURNE

The Poet, The GP, The Publican and a Pig Named Wallis

'It is in the nature of Dylan Thomas that even at this late date, he is still capable of springing surprises on us. The centenary of his birth, 2014, saw the discovery of a hitherto unknown fifth notebook, containing handwritten poems from 1934–1935, which was auctioned at Sotheby’s.'

So writes Adrian Osborne, in a fascinating look at the recently unearthed 'fifth' notebook of Dylan Thomas.


BLOG

16/05/2017

Hollow Log: The Coolest Man Who Ever Walked the Earth

Ryan Davies enjoyed down-home blues, stories of going electric in a Memphis shack and curbing Keith Richards tendencies at this night of restored blues lyrics and original poetry

16/05/2017

Wales Festival of Architecture Panel

Linda Rhinehart attended a panel with historian Mark Baker, architect David Thomas, author Richard Suggett and poet Gillian Clarke on the subject of their favourite buildings: Gwrych Castle, Plas Menai, Llanerchaeron House and the Senedd building

10/05/2017

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Despite some self-conscious references to Wilde’s own works, Michael Tomlinson judges this play of daring and hubris a success

NEW Spring Multimedia

Watch interviews with Cynan Jones and Caryl Lewis, as well as Katherine Stansfield talking about her latest novel Falling Creatures. Listen to a podcast about contemporary literature from Wales, watch a Poetry Showcase: Does Eternity Mean Anything to You? and listen to audio reviews of Queer Wales: The History, Culture and Politics of Queer Life in Wales edited by Huw Osborne and Ash and Bones by Mike Thomas.

REVIEW CHRIS MOSS

Deaths of the Poets

Chris Moss argues that in this collaborative work between living poets, death is too grave a subject for a guidebook treatment in first person plural more...

VINTAGE GEMS

JOHN HARRISON

My Year as an Island

I began 2012 worrying about my age: I would be sixty in October. In March I contracted a mild sore throat that didn’t bother me, but neither would it go away... more...







KEEP IN TOUCH














A brief note on copyright:all authors have given permission for their work to appear online on New Welsh Review's website. Copyright remains with the author. If you wish to reproduce part or all of any article then the permission of the author must be sought, and the author and New Welsh Review credited accordingly.

Contact us:Registered Office PO Box 170, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1WZ - Telephone 00 (44) 1970 628410 admin@newwelshreview.com
© New Welsh Review Ltd, all rights reserved - Registered in England and Wales - Registered number: 02493828
Website design: mach2media and mopublications      Website development: Technoleg Taliesin Cyf.