(c) For Mountain, Sand & Sea, Warren Orchard
(c) For Mountain, Sand & Sea, Warren Orchard


The Ape on the Rock

As a PhD researcher at Aberystwyth University, Kirsty Sedgman studied audiences’ responses to National Theatre Wales’s productions and published her findings in her academic book Locating the Audience.

In her latest essay Kirsty expands on her findings and reports how universality and national or local relevance are the contrasting values sought by National Theatre Wales audiences in different parts of the country.



Breaking the Spell of Loneliness

Linda Rhinehart attended a song and spoken event at Aberystwyth Arts Centre with environmental campaigner George Monbiot and folk musician Ewan McLennan


Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine

Amy McCauley is flummoxed by a story collection which makes her feel in turns wrong-footed, hugely challenged and deeply engaged with the reading process


Goodbye, Vanity Street; Hello, Opportunity Avenue!

Nigel Jarrett says it’s time to review the self- versus traditional publishing snobbery

NEW Winter Multimedia

New Welsh Readers' Poll 2017: Suzy Ceulan Hughes, Caroline Stockford and Ashley Owen champion their choices for the best novella category in the New Welsh Readers' Poll 2017.



Contemplating a Granta novelist discovered by Parthian, Ashley Owen finds that early promise is more than fulfilled in the west Wales author’s latest novella, his finest work yet



Buenos Aires Diary

Richard Gwyn was invited to Buenos Aires in the summer of 2005 to represent Parthian Books at a conference held by the Foundation for Theory and Practice in the Arts to promote contemporary Argentine fiction. An unexpected act of violence on the first evening of his stay irrevocably changed his perception of the city... more...


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