NWR Interviews

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Interview with Lisa Blower (Issue: 103)

Lisa talks to Caroline Stockford about the importance of studying Creative Writing and her short stories, 'Barmouth' which was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Prize 2013 and 'Broken Crockery', winner of the Guardian National Short Story Competition 2009.
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Interview with Gwyneth Lewis (Issue: 103)

Online Exclusive Video: Gwyneth Lewis talks to Caroline Stockford about her fascination with birds, their influence on Welsh poets past and present, and her translations of the bird poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym. Includes a reading from 'Yr Ehedydd' (The Skylark) by Dafydd ap Gwilym.
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Interview with Charlotte Williams (Issue: 102)

The plot must impel the reader to find out more; the characters must come alive, live and breathe.
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Interview with Scholastique Mukasonga (Issue: 102)

Writing has been a way of mourning for me and, with my books, I’ve woven a shroud for those whose bodies, buried in mass graves or scattered in ossuaries, are lost forever...
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Hayley Long (Issue: 101)

Megan Welsh interviews YA author Hayley Long, author of What's Up with Jody Barton? and Downside Up
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Interview with Katrina Naomi (Issue: 101)

Some people do question whether violence is a ‘natural’ thing to write about, yet very few people would question whether a novel, for example, or an art work, shouldn’t discuss violence. Why should poetry be any different?
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Interview with Lloyd Jones (Issue: 101)

I have walked completely around the perimeter of Wales and I have also crossed the country ten times; I wander somewhere almost every day, looking at the beauty of nature and talking to people on the way. The only difference now is that I carry a Nikon in
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Interview with Rhian Edwards (Issue: 100)

I don’t think poetry should be a dry and lifeless reading by the writer where you feel yourself physically ageing during the course of the reading. Similarly, poetry doesn’t have to be a performance laden with gimmicks in order to win the audience’s
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Interview with Cynan Jones (Issue: 100)

Cynan Jones talks to Kat Dawes
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Mary-Ann Constantine (Issue: 99)

Interview with Mary-Ann Constantine
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Tristan Hughes (Issue: 99)

Interview with Tristan Hughes
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John Harrison (Issue: 99)

Interview with John Harrison
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Niall Griffths (Issue: 98)

Interview with Niall Griffiths
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Tom Anderson (Issue: 98)

Tom Anderson is from Porthcawl, south Wales, and has written three travelogues based on his all-consuming passion, surfing.
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Stevie Davies (Issue: 98)

Feature length interview with Stevie Davies
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Tiffany Murray (Issue: 97)


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Mark Tredinnick (Issue: 97)

Feature-length interview with Mark Tredinnick, winner of the Cardiff International Poetry Competion 2012
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Jayne Joso (Issue: 97)

NWR talks to Jayne Joso about her second novel Perfect Architect
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Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch (Issue: 96)

NWR Talks to Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch about her new poetry collection Banjo
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Horatio Clare (Issue: 96)

Ellie Rees refs a ‘return match’, her first since her pupil was sixteen
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Gee Williams (Issue: 96)

NWR Talks to Gee Williams about her third short fiction collection, A Girl’s Arm
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Writing your way out – an interview with Matthew Francis (Issue: 95)

Matthew Francis’ long poem, 'Things that Make the Heart Beat Faster', was first published in NWR 95 and appears in Matthew's latest poetry collection, Muscovy, published by Faber this month.
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Chris Meredith (Issue: 95)

Christopher Meredith’s superb, fourth new novel,The Book of Idiots, will be published by Seren on 3 April and is previewed in the spring issue of New Welsh Review
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Jane Yeh (Issue: 95)

Jane Yeh talks to New Welsh Review’s Sophie Long about her debut poetry collection, Marabou
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Robert Minhinnick (Issue: 95)

NWR Talks to Robert Minhinnick about his debut short fiction collection, The Keys of Babylon
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Tessa Hadley (Issue: 94)

This interview with Tessa Hadley is based on one conducted by Gwen Davies at the Dylan Thomas Centre as part of their festival, November 2011.
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Deborah Kay Davies (Issue: 94)

This interview was conducted via email by Gwen Davies for a Dylan Thomas Centre festival 2011 event focusing on Deborah Kay Davies and Tessa Hadley.
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Jim Perrin (Issue: 94)

Jim Perrin's latest book, West, A Journey Through the Landscapes of Loss, was out in paperback from Atlantic this spring.
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Roshi Fernando (Issue: 92)

NWR interviews Roshi Fernando, author of Homesick and 2011 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award and Edge Hill Prize nominee.
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Elyse Fenton (Issue: 92)

NWR talks to Dylan Thomas Prizewinning Elyse Fenton.
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Maria Donovan (Issue: 92)

NWR interviews Maria Donovan, author of Pumping Up Napoleon.
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Plus Gainsbourg Que Gainsbourg (Issue: 92)

Based on a conversation between the authors and NWR editor Gwen Davies at Hay Festival, 30 May, 2011
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