The Road

‘The Road’ opens Angela Graham’s short-fiction collection, A City Burning, which she completed in 2017 with the aid of a Writer’s Bursary from Literature Wales (supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales).


Ed Garland announced as winner of the New Welsh Writing Awards 2018

At a ceremony in Hay earlier this month, copywriter and former court usher Ed Garland was announced as winner of the New Welsh Writing Awards 2018

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Cave Art of the Anthropocene

This collection situates cogent arguments in the present modern world. It also maintains a balance between, on the one hand, personal experience and voice, and on the other, impartiality, reference and research, personal experience and voice, and on the other, impartiality, reference and research. The central concept of keeping an open door to wilderness and spirit is clarion clear, as is the urgency of building individual and communal identity through place, and narrative's role within that. Literary references range from Nan Shephard to RS Thomas. It handles particularly well the dichotomy, for loves of art, and nature, of the former's claim to immortality in the Anthropocene age.



Käthe Kollwitz: Portrait of the Artist

Harsher, more real, more felt, more understood than her contemporaries, Ellen Bell rediscovers the work of this artist, enjoying for the first time her understated display and allegory, and is rendered speechless by her exquisite draughtsmanship


The Moon-Eyed People and the White Ravens

Reginald Francis writes about the unexpected connections between Welsh and Native American cultures that were revealed by Peter Stevenson during an evening of music and storytelling


Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds

Eleanor Howe is charmed by this ripping yarn for children by Horatio Clare, at turns outrageous, hilarious, thoughtful and wise

New Summer Multimedia

Animated book trailer of the winning entry in the New Welsh Writing Awards 2018 Aberystwyth University Prize for an Essay Collection, 'Fiction as a Hearing Aid'. Text by Ed Garland, reading by Michael Dante, video, subtitles and animation by Emily Roberts, artwork by Gemma Roberts, audio recording by Aled John, shotlist by Aaron Kent, Senior Producer: Gwen Davies.


To Môn not Mölma: Feature review of Craith/Hidden

Gwen Davies writes that Craith/Hidden adds feminism and social conditioning to the big themes tackled by Welsh rural noir as well as asserting that individuals are not dispensable more...



The Other Wales

In my own work it was particularly clear to me that the real location can travel through the writer’s imagination, be transformed and end up very differently on the page. Touring Tredegar House and knowing very well that a room or a turn of corridor were settings where I had imagined a fragment of story, or a certain scene, it was disconcerting to revisit and realise that not only were they not as I described them, but that I had imported, changed, even transmuted the whole place into a fictional other... more...


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