(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.



Abertoir Tenth Anniversary Exhibition

Devi Boulton enjoys the looming shadow of Vincent Price over this celebration of artwork promoting cult cinema and classic scares, from Sexploitation to Blaxploitation and Arrow Video along the way



Sophie Baggott was acutely disappointed by NTW's eight-hour 'Iliad' production which, despite a superb cast and a lot of hype, she found to be safe and marred by the use of technology and set to distance and disrupt


Dismaland: A Kaleidoscope of Visionary Exasperation

Sophie Baggott attended Dismaland on the eve of its closure

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.


Alun, Gweno & Freda

A flawed poet but an even more flawed man is John Barnie’s conclusion on reading this fascinating account of the mediation between a poet’s biographer and his wife and former lover 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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