Wednesday, 28 April 2010

New Welsh Review at Hay 2010

New Welsh Review will have a strong presence at Hay this year.

On Saturday 29th May at 1pm: Small Wars and Laughter with Rachel Trezise and Dmitry Bykov in conversation with Kathryn Gray

Living Souls is a comic masterpiece set in a futuristic Russian dystopia. Sixteen Shades of Crazy imagines a contemporary South Walian Stepford-Llaregub. Book tickets here.

On Sunday 6th June at 5.30pm: Intimacy with Trezza Azzopardi and Jon McGregor chaired by Kathryn Gray

The Song House is about language and music, memory and place; Even The Dogs is an intimate exploration of life at the edges of society; littered with love, loss, despair and a glimpse of redemption. Book tickets here.

Come join us! And for more details on the festival programme click here.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

New Welsh Review 88

New Welsh Review 88 will be published in a few weeks. Featuring truly fantastic writing from Ruth Padel, Damian Walford Davies, Nii Ayikwei Parkes, Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch, Pascale Petit, Richard Collins, Mary-Ann Constantine, Si├ón Melangell Dafydd, Sarah Broughton, Ben Wilkinson, Russell Celyn Jones – and more. Plus, rigorous reviews of the very best new books.

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To New Welsh Review board member Tiffany Murray, who wins a place on the shortlist of the 2010 Wodehouse Prize, alongside Ian McEwan. The winner will be announced at the Guardian Hay Festival.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Wales Book of the Year 2010 Longlist announced

The longlist for the English language Welsh Book of the Year has been announced. The titles in contention for the £10,000 prize are as follows: Carry Me Home by Terri Wiltshire, Pocket Notebook by Mike Thomas, Self-Portrait as Ruth by Jasmine Donahaye, The Meaning of Pictures by Peter Lord, The Woman at the Window by Emyr Humphreys, I Spy Pinhole Eye by Philip Gross, The Songbird is Singing bu Alun Trevor, A Single Swallow by Horatio Clare, Wan Hu's Flying Chair by Richard Marggraf Turley, Nikolai Tolstoy, The Oldest British Prose Literature: The Compilation of the Four Branches of the Mabinogi by Nikolai Tolstoy.

The ten titles will become three when the shortlist is announced at the Hay Festival on 6 June.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Planet Magazine - Editor vacancy

Planet is calling for applications for the post of Editor of Planet. An exciting opportunity. Details, including job description and how to apply can be found by visiting the Planet website.