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8pm, Friday, 30th January 2015
The Green Room - Above SUSSED, 4 /5  James St Porthcawl CF36 3BG
 
Sustainable Wales is delighted to announce its next ‘Green Room’ event will feature Porthcawl writer Tom Anderson’s first novel, ‘The Actaeon Tide’, published by Parthian.
 
Tom is known for his accounts of surfing around the world, described in volumes such as Chasing Dean and Riding the Magic Carpet (Summersdale.)
 
The Actaeon Tide is Anderson’s first novel and marks an ambitious step forward in his writing.
 
It brings together Tom’s interests in surfing and the health of our oceans with his experience of working for a detective agency.
 
This Green Room event serves as the first local launch of The Actaeon Tide.

One of the most readable books on rugby... a stylish contribution to the game’s history.” The Times


Carwyn: A Personal Memoir by Alun Richards, the Pontypridd born writer and dramatist, is new in the Library of Wales series and  launched at London's Brand Exchange on Friday, March 6th as part of a week long celebration of Welsh art, food, music and culture to celebrate St David’s Day, organised by Brand Exchange and The Gallery Yr Oriel Newport Pembs. Entry to the gallery and events is free to invited guests. To reserve your place, please email enquiries@brandexchange specifying which event(s) you would like to attend or call 0207 389 9410.

‘[Nigel Jarrett has the] ability to trawl the impassive depths and hew from them something to hold', so says Phoebe Walker in her review of Miners at the Quarry Pool in Lunar Poetry #5.
 
Walker feels a connection with the poems and describes the collection, dedicated to the author's coalmining grandfathers, as a personally reflective collection of ‘quietly visceral poems, pregnant with the peril and pain of the excavation – of all types – that Jarrett’s dedication implies.' She admits that, although the collection houses a number of somewhat difficult poems that 'evaded [her] at first reading', they are enjoyable and 'still saturate [the] mind’.

After releasing number 39 in the Library of Wales series last October - Rhys Davies' second novel in his acclaimed Rhondda trilogy, A Time to Laugh - we're barely stopping to pause for breath after the Christmas break in our quest to bring you more classic Anglo-Welsh fiction! Indeed, we have another four releases forthcoming in the next three months:

 

Several reviews for our books have appeared in various journals across the winter. Here is what some have written about our new releases. 
 
The reviewer for Little Man by Richard James Jones in the PBS Bulletin writes of a ‘compelling debut collection', one in which 'Richard James Jones revels in that contrast of the poetic and profane....The mystery builds the more we look, the music of this collection chiming in the very chafe of comic and cosmic.’ 
 
Little Man is now available, here.
 
Whilst in New Welsh Review (NWR), Prof. Tony Brown took a look at Story, volumes I and II, both edited by Dai Smith.