BBC Radio 4’s Lights Up: Stripe by Stripe and Other Stories – short stories which leave an ever-lasting effect
This BBC Radio 4 programme brings to life three selected stories from Leonora Brito’s short story collection Dat’s Love and Other Stories – narratives which were originally performed live online as a National Theatre Wales production.
"The prose is an absolute joy to read and the ease at which Mornštajnová moves between places, narrators and points in time is just astonishing. Full of twists, turns, and gut-wrenching revelations, this is storytelling at its best, and the level of empathy which Mornštajnová creates in the reader for her characters is unparalleled." Elie Howe, reviewing for her blog site, Two in a Teacup, has reviewed Hana by Alena Mornštajnová, and it's a good one! You can read the full review here. And you can order your copy of Hana, which was released on October 1st, here.
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Our four poetry titles, released as a series in October 2018, have all been favourably reviewed by Gareth Leaman in the latest issue of Poetry Wales. 'The most emotively immediate of the four, Mari Ellis Dunning's Salacia brings to life a world in which Welsh women do not write their own stories, but rather have stories written upon them. We encounter rarely heard voices from the history and mythos of Wales and beyond, with an intense focus on the struggle of ensuring these voices ever reach an audience, achieved through an acute sense of the literal physical pressures of misogynistic...
'For me the festival began on the Friday evening, with the Poetry Showcase – an opportunity to hear from a wide range of poets, including some I’d never heard before. I was laughing out loud at Rhian Elizabeth’s poems, from her newly published book The Last Polar Bear on Earth, but equally impressed by the more subtle work in Rhys Owain Williams’ collection That Lone Ship and the surreal world of Norse mythology in Ross Cogan’s Bragr. It was also good to hear again from Elizabeth Parker, Claire Williamson and Mari Ellis Dunning, all of whom I have heard before.' ...