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Christina Thatcher, Essays, News, Parthian Books, Poems, poets, Wales Arts Review, writing, Zoë Brigley -

Sydney Whiteside, for the Wales Arts Review, takes an indepth look at the writings of Christina Thatcher (How to Carry Fire) and Zoë Brigley (Notes from a Swing State), finding cultural depths and resonances as an American living in Wales.

'Both Christina Thatcher’s How to Carry Fire and Zoë Brigley’s Notes from a Swing State are born of trans-Atlantic origins. Writing between Wales and America, though in opposite directions, Thatcher and Brigley speak of both countries with spellbinding precision and depth. As someone inhabiting a similar position, reading these works was both a joy and an inspiration.'

You can read the full article here.

And both books are available to buy on our website - link here.

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Poetry, Reviews, Translation, Wales Arts Review -

Earlier this month, our own Parthian poet Natalie Ann Holborow reviewed the recent collection Modern Bengali Poetry: Desire for Fire for Wales Arts Review. Her thoughtful commentary on the book is wide-reaching and perceptive, making a dip into its intriguing pages seem ever-more tempting. 

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Fiction, Hummingbird, Shattercone, Tristan Hughes, Wales Arts Review, Writers' Rooms -

In the latest of their series taking a peek into the creative spaces of Wales’s leading authors, award-winning writer Tristan Hughes shows Wales Arts Review his cabin in the woods... 'When I was younger, I used to imagine writers’ rooms. They were romantic places; often housed somewhere in the nineteenth or early twentieth century, high up in garrets, along streets in bohemian quarters, around the corner from smoky cafes. I pictured them as repositories of long and marvellous accumulation – filled with great heaps of paper, piles of leather-bound books, a whiff of opium in the air, wine stains on...

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Debut novel, Fantasy fiction, Fiction, Jodie Bond, Parthian Books, Reviews, The Vagabond King, Wales Arts Review -

Jodie Bond has collected yet another glowing review of her debut fantasy fiction novel, The Vagabond King!

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Cardiff, João Morais, Reviews, Short Stories, Wales Arts Review -

'A large part of this derives from how well crafted the characters are; Morais seems to understand that people are at their funniest when they least realise it...'  Bethan James takes a look at Joao Morais' 'accomplished, poignant and entertaining' debut short story collection, Things That Make the Heart Beat Faster for Wales Arts Review. Join us for the launch at the Roath Park pub on 11 October.  

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