Only a couple of weeks late but my review of Alix Nathan’s ‘His Last Fire’ has been published by Wales Arts Review. Click here to read it. While you’re there, there are lots of goodies to keep you reading for ages. Most likely, by the time you do there’ll be a new issue with even … More Review of ‘His Last Fire’ in Wales Arts Review
My review of Griff Rhys Jones’ new(ish) book, ‘Insufficiently Welsh’ is over on Wales Arts Review. Follow this link and while you’re there enjoy another selection of top notch writing and reviews.
My review of Peter Hain’s book ‘Ad and Wal’ is in the latest edition of Wales Arts Review. You can read it here and my interview with the author here. While you’re there have a look at the rest of the goodies on offer; there are plenty of them.
This post isn’t a full review of this book because I’ll be reviewing it for a forthcoming edition of Wales Arts Review. For now, all I’ll say is that its subject matter is a remarkable story of two remarkable people. Actually they think they’re utterly unremarkable which is why what they did raises so many … More ‘Ad and Wal’ by Peter Hain
I took this while I was walking home from the launch of Wales Arts Review’s Newport edition a couple of weeks ago. The event was remarkable for its proud, optimistic, warm-hearted yet unsentimental view of the town/city in which we live. As I crossed Newport Bridge I was struck by the sight of our new … More Muddy star Newport
My review of Paul Morley’s new book ‘The North (And Almost Everything In It)’ has been published in the latest Wales Arts Review. You can read it here. While you’re there, I’d strongly advise reading at least some of the other articles: there’s some terrific stuff there. Here’s the front page.
I’ve just come back from the first Wales Arts Review Critics Roundtable in Cardiff. An enjoyable afternoon of talking about arts ‘n’ stuff in the amazing surroundings of the Richard Burton theatre in the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. This was my view from the stage as the audience was filing in. It … More Wales Arts Review Critics Roundtable
I’ve compiled my instant reviews on the Dylan Thomas Prize contenders into one essay over on Wales Arts Review but with added features like a special edition CD: I’ve imitated the judging process by drawing up a shortlist and choosing a winner. Sadly the winner won’t get anything other than a warm glow of approbation. While … More My Dylan Thomas Prize thoughts on Wales Arts Review
This review was first published by Wales Arts Review. I’d strongly recommend a visit there, it’s packed with interesting reviews and essays. I thought I’d put it here for posterity and accompany it with some photos too. You should know from the outset that I can’t be objective about anything to do with Elizabeth Fraser. … More Elizabeth Fraser review
My review of the two Elizabeth Fraser concerts is now on Wales Arts Review here. While you’re there, set aside at least half an hour for all the other goodies available for your reading pleasure.