Review 4, November 2015

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Editorial: Gwen Davies Review 4


• Jamie Harris on Black Apples of Gower by Iain Sinclair. Jamie Harris welcomes this distinct and energising break from Sinclair’s London project

• Jane Bowden on Crumbling Pageant by Elisabeth Inglis-Jones. Jane Bowden congratulates Honno press on reintroducing readers to a neglected author of the Anglo-Welsh squirearchy

• Amy McCauley on Mildew by Paulette Jonguitud (author & translator). Amy McCauley loves this truly enveloping and original story, set in Mexico, about shame, honour and female relationships, which reads as though it were fable and manages both to straddle genres and evade category altogether

• Sophie Baggott on Reasoning, For his Warriors & Prayer at the End by Rob Mimpriss. Assessing three collections of short stories spanning a decade by this north Walian author, Sophie Baggott finds their treatment of family conflict and refugees, while bleak, still eloquent and honest, while putting Wales and religion central place

• Jonathan Edwards on We Don’t Know What We’re Doing by Thomas Morris. Jonathan Edwards has great claims for this 2016 Wales Book of the Year-winning debut story collection of small town life. With its sophistication, ambition, zany humour and variety, balancing art and authenticity, he writes, it bears comparison with the w

Multi-media: Emma Musty Interview with novelist Tony Bianchi

Multi-media: Alys Conran, Claire Booker, Stav Poleg and Polly Atkin Poetry Showcase: Goddesses and Anti-heroines

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