Wednesday 7 March 2012

Brand New Website

This will be the last blog in this current format. It has now found its proper home on our revamped website where you can read tasters from the current, spring issue together with exclusive interviews of our three key authors from that issue, Christopher Meredith, Jane Yeh and Robert Minhinnick. The current issue contains a marvellous essay on Porthcawl's international Elvis festival, with photos by Eamon Bourke and Lucy Minhinnick; an exclusive extract from Chris Meredith's new novel The Book of Idiots and a new poem by Jane Yeh. But you'll have to buy a copy or subscribe (£19) to read these in full. Hopefully our full interviews with these key authors will whet your appetite en route to subscribing rather than sustaining it.

Blogs, my Western Mail Insider columns, guest blogs, reviews and further author interviews can also be found at the shiny new site as well as pieces from previous issues in full, and classic pieces from our new Vintage Gems showcase (lace gloves not required to log in). And more - take a browse! We'll let our Facebook Friends know as new material comes on board.

Also, in addition to exclusives from Chris Meredith, Robert Minhinnick and Jane Yeh, in issue 95, out now: Dylan Moore on football; Claire Flay and Steven Lovatt on different takes on interwar author Dorothy Edwards; Jeremy Hughes' nonfiction response to Idris Davies' 'The Angry Summer, A Poem of 1926'; Extracts from the Diaries of Dyfrig Prydderch, 1936 (Romanian travel journal) by Diarmuid Johnson; short story, 'Narrenturm' by Eliza Granville; Peter Finch's books column; poetry by Damian Walford Davies (preview of Witch) and by Martyn Crucefix; Stevie Krayer; Paul Henry and Bethany Pope. Enjoy, and let the paper soothe your eye strain.

Next editor's blog in its new home will be on Indian author Sampurna Chatterjee.

Gwen Davies, editor

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