In the run up to the Wales Book of the Year winning announcement, Llenyddiaeth Cymru / Literature Wales are recording readings from the shortlisted authors.
Here's Sarah Broughton reading from Brando's Bride, whch has been shortlisted for the creative non-fiction category!
Winners will be announced on 31 July, so keep your fingers crossed for her!
You can watch the reading here.
For their New Welsh Writers series, The Cardiff Review's Jamie Gillingham interviewed Roberto Pastore (Hey Bert) about all things writing. The series 'speaks to new voices in Welsh literature, delving into how they got their start and what advice they might have for other emerging writers.'
Roberto talks about his writing routine, his inspirations, and his experience of the route into publishing.
For their New Welsh Writers series, The Cardiff Review's Jamie Gillingham interviewed Jodie Bond (The Vagabond King) about all things writing. The series 'speaks to new voices in Welsh literature, delving into how they got their start and what advice they might have for other emerging writers.'
Jodie talks about her writing routine, her inspirations, and her experience of the route into publishing.
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.
Listen to Susie Wild narrate her poem 'The Carnivore Boyfriends', published in the Spring 2020 edition of Poetry Wales.
Susie Wild is the author of Better Houses, The Art of Contraception, and Arrivals. Her second collection of poetry, Windfalls is forthcoming from Parthian in Spring 2021. She placed second in the Welshpool Poetry Festival Competition 2020, was highly commended in the Prole Laureate Poetry Competition 2020 and longlisted for the Mslexia Women's Poetry Prize 2018. Poems have recently appeared in The Atlanta Review and Poetry Wales. She lives in Cardiff.