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Gwen Davies

New Welsh Review 135 (New Welsh Review, Summer, 2024): 'Threshold'

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Edited by Gwen Davies.

Featuring Marsha O'Mahony, Satterday Shaw, Neil Collins, Philippa Holloway, JL George


Female-led European literature with an emphasis on place, nature and authenticity in nonfiction, narrative voice in fiction, ideas for our times in the literary essay, and illustrative panache overall. Originating in Wales and with international ambition. Here we bring together the best of NWR’s online essays and review-essays within a showcase of new work previewing forthcoming titles from some of this country’s key English-language publishers. Plus, there's new work from Neil Collins, Philippa Holloway, JL George and Marsha O’Mahony, and a feature on artist William McClure Brown (1953–2008).



Half-in, half-out: Gwen Davies.

Bears at the Fridge: Goldcliff to Whitson Preview extract from This Stolen Land by Marsha O’Mahony.
The Kinnock Factor: The Manics and Anti-Welshness Edited abridged preview from International Velvet by Neil Collins.

Another Place: Story by Philippa Holloway.
Trout: Story by Satterday Shaw.

Dark Formula: Timothy Laurence Marsh on why reckless travel writing matters.
Books for Alien Girls: JL George's personal and practical reflections on the role neurodivergence can and should play when writing fiction.

Back to the Land: Pippa Marland on two nature memoir classics, one of hubristic bluster, the other humbly receptive.
‘Queer Old Codgers’: Claire Pickard on the portrayal of highly nuanced gay identities and history in recent nonfiction titles and a major short story anthology.