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.