Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Jo Shapcott takes Costa Book of the Year

Congratulations to poet Jo Shapcott who has won the Costa Book of the Year with her collection Of Mutability– the second consecutive year that poetry has clinched the prize. You can listen to Jo discussing her book and Andrew Neil reflecting on the judging process here.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

And so the end is near

Production rolls on for my final issue and soon it will be time, please.

My successor will be Gwen Davies – who will take over the running of the magazine in March 2011. Gwen has excellent experience in editing, most recently as editor of the imprint Alcemi. I wish her the very best in all her endeavours and am pleased that the role has gone to such an engaged and intellectually rigorous individual.

I will not now be personally considering any more submissions, but do keep them coming as they will be considered by Gwen both slightly prior to – and, of course, after – her taking up the role.

In the meantime, do look out for my final issue at the end of February – and my blog posts which will continue as usual.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Coming up this spring

Currently working on my last issue of New Welsh Review. Much to enjoy, I hope, with new writing from Gillian Clarke, Rhys Thomas, Gwyneth Lewis, Boyd Clack, Catherine Fisher, Matthew Jarvis, Zoe Brigley, Gerard Woodward, John Barnie, Simon Harris, Robert Minhinnick, Rachel Trezise, Kathryn Maris, Alison Brackenbury and more – as well as a little something from the editor herself. Plus: photo essay and our reviews pages. More details coming soon!

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year - Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

New Welsh Review wishes you all a Happy New Year. Good things to come in 2011 – and some changes afoot for me and this magazine. Here's to 11 – the lucky number of unity, resolve and fortune – and may it serve you well for the year ahead. More posts soon.