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A review from, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council.

Funderland - Nigel Jarrett

Almanac is the annual publication from the Association of Welsh Writing in English and features the sharpest critical writing in the field. It is edited by Katie Gramich who is Reader in English at Cardiff Univeristy and is a specialist in the literature of modern Wales.

As part of the launch critic Jessica George will discuss her work on Arthur Machen and Catherine Phelps considers Welsh crime fiction.


Thursday 19 January 7pm


A selection of photos from our Cardiff launch at Chapter Arts Centre. It ended up so busy that we ran out of chairs!  To see all the photos from the night visit our Facebook album.

If you'd like to see inside the covers, you can buy The Raconteur: America for £10.

Oh Twitterverse, we love it when you deliver us gems. This is a rather special one. This week twice Booker nominee Jon McGregor tweeted about Cynan Jones' The Long Dry, calling it a 'masterpiece' and his 'book of the year'. We're rather pleased.

Orders have been rushing in from America for Christien Gholson's novel A Fish Trapped Inside the Wind. The novel was recently recommended by Julie Trevelyan for Booklist in a starred review: