Wednesday, 26 August 2009

New Welsh Review Prize Draw

To celebrate our 21st anniversary we are offering the chance to win a complete set of New Welsh Review, from issue 1 to 84. The set is a fascinating collection of Welsh writing in English from 1988 to the present day, mapping tradition and innovation in the Welsh literary landscape, and beyond – from PD James to Terry Eagleton, from Gillian Clarke to Dannie Abse, from Owen Sheers to Rachel Trezise.

The draw is open to all our current subscribers. For a chance to win, subscribers should write, phone or email before 31st August. Good luck!

If you're not yet a subscriber, you can subscribe online now and save the price of your subscription by this time next year. You can also enjoy the very best new writing from celebrated authors in Wales and the wider world delivered directly to your door. Click here for details.

New Welsh Review at the Dylan Thomas Festival 2009

I'll be in conversation with celebrated Swansea-based novelist Stevie Davies on 29th October at the Dylan Thomas Festival as part of our ongoing 21st anniversary celebrations. We'll be discussing Stevie's life and work, and looking ahead to her forthcoming novel, Into Suez. Stevie will also read from her work. We hope to see you there. More details will follow shortly.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Keeping it new

If it seems I've been quiet... Forgive me. This is the summer hiatus... More posts will be on their way very soon.

In the meantime, a few little updates.

Issue 85 of NWR published within the next few weeks, packed with the best of new writing from Wales and beyond, from authors including Byron Rogers, Pascale Petit, Claire Crowther, Kelly Grovier, Jasmine Donahaye, Nigel Jenkins, Meirion Jordan, Robert Minhinnick, Tyler Keevil and many more.

And we've been busy with our plans for our website, too, which will be undergoing a little sprucing and some enhancement (some nice surprises in store for our readers, both current and future, I hope).

At the beginning of September, our first guest blogger will be joining us: brilliant writer and documentary filmmaker Sarah Broughton. So stay tuned, as those who know are apt to say.