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Memories of Shakespeare - an article for Wales Arts Review

Crouched in the gloom at the side of the curtainless stage, the three bodies were silver-skinned and rag-wrapped; one woman was shaven-headed, one woman was, in fact, an elderly man, one woman was revealing more flesh than anyone in my pre-GCSE class (in their pre-internet schooling) had ever witnessed.  465 more words


Book Review: Harry Selwyn's Last Race by Tony Bianchi

Originally published on Wales Arts Review:

“All Harry Selwyn ever did was keep to the slow lane, ease his heart and prepare for the long haul.”

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My review of Tessa Hadley's new novel, The Past

My review of Tessa Hadley’s novel The Past is published at Wales Arts Review edited by John Lavin.  Thanks to publishers Jonathan Cape for sending me a beautiful hardback copy. 13 more words

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My David Bowie Fanboy Story in Wales Arts Review

I was asked for a little story about David Bowie by Wales Arts Review and I tell my fanboy story of the photo I have above my bed. 48 more words


Cultural Highlights of 2015

My piece on Mexican writer Paulette Jonguitud’s novel Mildew is included in Wales Arts Review, Highlights of 2015. Lots of brilliant cultural highlights here chosen by Robert Minhinnick, Gee Williams, Mark Blayney, Gary Raymond, Jemma Beggs, Shauna Gilligan, Bethany W. Pope, Tom Vowler.

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Why We Write

My fellow student Sarah has just been awarded the Rhys Davies prize for her short story ‘Catch of the Day’. When reading her interview in Wales Arts Review this is the section that really stuck out for me and I had to make a note of it: 376 more words

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