A visit to a secret book snuggery by the sea.
We reveal the shortlist of the New Welsh Writing Awards 2019.
Wales Readathon 2019 has ended. Here I summarize the final six chapters of our official Dewithon 19 book.
Discover ‘The Complete Dewithoner’s Reading List’: An index of titles reviewed and discussed during Dewithon – an annual celebration of Welsh writers and their works.
As the second week of the inaugural Wales Readathon comes to an end, we discuss chapters 8-14 of the official Dewithon 19 book.
This week we highlight books read and reviewed, update you with all that is happening with the Wales Readathon 2019, discover some of the best writing about literature in the blogosphere and focus on fascinating features from across the Internet.
We launch Wales Readathon 2019 with a poem from Wales’ most famous drifter: W.H. Davies.
Ahead of Dewithon 2019, which commences on 1st March and runs throughout the month, we announce the official book for this year’s event!
On 16th September Wales marks the anniversary of its national hero becoming the last true Welsh Prince of Wales in 1400. We take a brief look at Glyndŵr’s appearance in literature.
Marion Eames’ text is enlightening, absorbing and accessible to all readers – an ideal primer for English-speakers wishing to discover the works of Welsh writers.
This week we look at books read and reviewed, see what’s been happening on the blog while I’ve been away and highlight fascinating features from across the Internet.
In this, the third of my occasional features about Wales to be posted in the run-up to Dewithon 2019, we look at an informative little book about Welsh literature.
A hasty dispatch to keep you apprised of my second day at Hay.
My first brief update from Hay Festival 2018.
‘Twas the night before Hay… This year I will join the throng of Hay-goers heading for Britain’s most famous book festival – an event famously described by Bill Clinton as “The Woodstock of the mind”!
Song Castle is an exuberant caper through 12th-century Wales in the company of poets and musicians from all corners of the known world as they gather to compete for a permanent place at a Welsh Prince’s table.
In the second of our occasional features about Wales to be posted in the run-up to Dewithon 2019, we look forward to International Dylan Thomas Day on 14th May, and look back at a memorable performance from 2003.
Welcome to DHQ (Dewithon Headquarters), the nerve centre for Reading Wales 2019. We have 12 months in which to prepare, so now is the time to plan your schedule.
This week we look at books read, reviewed and on the nightstand, discover what Wales Readathon 2019 is all about, and highlight fascinating literary features from across the Internet.
The first of a weekly post in which I summarize books read, reviewed and currently on my TBR shelf.