Vintage Gems


Some great articles from our archives.... If you enjoy these, back issues are available from our shop.

A Turbulent Priest (Issue: 101)

M Wynn Thomas on RS Thomas and the church in Wales.
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Boa Constrictor (Issue: 100)

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.
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The Other Wales (Issue: 99)

Catherine Fisher looks at the warped and wonderful image of fantasy Wales in popular culture.
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Castro's Capital (Issue: 98)

Tom Anderson in Havana: Fifty-one years in revolution and still going strong.... Is it still a revolution when you’ve had five decades of the same thing, I want to ask, but don’t. Stay off politics with Cuban taxi drivers – unless they start it.
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Pulp Kitchen (Issue: 92)

Gee Williams reflects on the influx (and merits) of contemporary Scandanavian crime fiction.
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The Poet I Might Have Been (Issue: 91)

Gwyneth Lewis reflects on how returning to the UK from America affected her career as a writer.
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Hyperreal (Issue: 90)

The tricky art of memoir...
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At the Inquiry (Issue: 89)

Robert Lewis at the Chilcott Inquiry
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Buenos Aires Diary (Issue: 70)

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.
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Quietly As Snow - Gwydion Thomas interviewed by Walford Davies (Issue: 64)

Gwydion Thomas, the only child of R.S. Thomas and artist M.E. Eldridge, talks to Walford Davies about his experiences as the son of artistic parents, and discusses the interrelationship of their respective fields in their creative partnership.
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Sarah Waters in Conversation with Sarah Broughton (Issue: 57)

'Isn't that how life is for you?': In his recent review of Sarah Waters' Fingersmith, writer and critic Matt Thorne describes her as 'not simply one of our best historical novelists, but one of our best novelists'.
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Black Welsh Identity: The Unspeakable Speaks (Issue: 54)

Once when I was a child, in Africa, I had my hair cut very short and the other children started calling me 'El Walad' — The Boy.
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Trouble in Chatwin Country (Issue: 40)

Nicholas Murray, biographer of Bruce Chatwin, charts the literary assassination of a writer with a one-time legendary reputation...
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A special relationship (Issue: 32)

Tony Conran explores the connections between Wales and America and the suprisingly large place the New World has in the modern Welsh consciousness.
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Fathers and Sons (Issue: 17)

Patrick Crotty explores tradition, identity and the obsession with continuity in Anglo-Irish poetry over the last hundred years.


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My People and the Revenge of the Novel (Issue: 1)

M Wynn Thomas re-examines Caradoc Evans's literary portrayal of Wales to coincide with the long-awaited reprint of My People.
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Phillip Jones Griffiths: A Final Interview (09/12/2011)

Philip Jones Griffiths was born in Wales and travelled the world photographing over one hundred major zones of conflict over a period of nearly fifty years.
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