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Six months before, Diane came in and put the shopping on the table, exactly like that. He said, ‘The hospital rang; he’s not well.’ Straight away she knew who it was, even though they never mentioned him, ever. She put the shopping on the table now. It was eerily the same, as if they were reconstructing a scene for the police. Her thin shoulders in the same red coat, the bags dropped to the table, Morrisons and Tesco and the green canvas one, A Bag For Life.


People, Place & Planet, the WWF Cymru Prize for Writing on Nature & the Environment launches today!

WWF Cymru prize for writing on the environment announced as part of the New Welsh Writing Awards

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Honey Poo Poo and the Sad Songs of the Homesick

Depending on how you came across her, Judith Owen could strike you as several different people. Her range of work throughout her career is like a hall of mirrors, each genre reflecting a slightly differently shaped person. Once you spend any time in the Judith Owen hall of mirrors, you soon realise that the singing-songwriting persona appears to be the most accurate image of her, and the clearest distillation of her talent...



Pilgrims in Crow Country

New Welsh Writing Award co-judge Gwen Davies shares her summer nature writing reading list


Seeking a new Rachel Carson!

New Welsh Review editor Gwen Davies announces the WWF Cymru Prize for Writing on
Nature and the Environment, the first category in the magazine's brand new New Welsh Writing Awards, with first prize as £1000, epublishing deal and weekend at Gladstone


Wonderfulgood: A Look at Variety in the Dublin Performance Scene

Alicia Byrne Keane enjoys the freedom, variety and interdisciplinary panache of Dublin’s Wonderfulgood Collective

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Ben Richmond talks to Heini Gruffudd about his most recent book, a family memoir, A Haven for Hitler. Exclusively for subscribers, Ben's interview for New Welsh Review with Wiliam Owen Roberts is available log in here to access. He also speaks to Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost, the author of Welsh Writing, Political Action & Incarceration, about Welsh-language prison literature. Plus: check out our late summer podcast plus editor Gwen Davies presents the highlights from the autumn issue highlights here.



Jonathan Edwards admires Rachel Trezise’s debut play, set in her native valley but focused on a mother-daughter dysrelationship and the tragedy of time. Trezise is, he argues, as much post-Tarantino as she is post-Dylan Thomas



Boa Constrictor

Rachel Trezise, whose play Tonypandemonium is at the National Theatre of Wales in the autumn of 2013 writes a response to Dai Country by Alun Richards in NWR 100. more...

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