Debut Poets Dominate The Shortlist For The Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2020

Celebrating the Prize’s 15th anniversary the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize recalls its namesake thanks to the dominance of young and experimental poets showcased on its shortlist each of whom are in the running for the £30,000 Prize. From Jay Bernard whose collection Surge addresses black radical British history against the backdrop of the Grenfell… Read More Debut Poets Dominate The Shortlist For The Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2020

Reading The Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2020 Longlist: LOT by Bryan Washington

As a reader wanders through the pages of LOT they find themselves reading stories that allow them to glance a tender yet uncompromising vista of American neighbourhoods. Bryan Washington uses the back drop of Houston, Texas to beautifully capture the different shades of being that create the canopy of humanity within a city. You can… Read More Reading The Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2020 Longlist: LOT by Bryan Washington

Edmund de Waal’s Library of Exiled writers goes on display at The British Museum

Library of exile, the acclaimed installation by British artist and author Edmund de Waal featuring 2,000 books by exiled writers from Ovid to the present day is presented at the British Museum from 12 March – 8 September 2020. The temporary pavilion is designed as a place of dialogue and contemplation, with visitors encouraged to… Read More Edmund de Waal’s Library of Exiled writers goes on display at The British Museum

Book Review: Cursed – A wickedly evil enchanted anthology edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane

When our bodies are little and our minds are young they tell us these tales to warn us of the wicked things that might come… Historically, folk tales were used to stop us from getting ourselves in to trouble. We are told them as children to warn us about evil things that might crawl out… Read More Book Review: Cursed – A wickedly evil enchanted anthology edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane

Reading Room Service: Delivering a list of literary recommendations for fans of Inside No.9

It’s always exciting when Inside no.9 returns to our screens. To celebrate I’ve put together a little list of reading recommendations inspired by my love of the anthology series. Here are 9 reading treats that I think you’ll love if you’re a fan of Inside No.9. Let me know in the comments what you would… Read More Reading Room Service: Delivering a list of literary recommendations for fans of Inside No.9

“I wanted my characters to inhabit spaces outside what’s expected for queer and trans people—especially joyful spaces.” Talking to author Claire Rudy Foster about their new book – Shine of the Ever.

After reading Claire Rudy Foster’s new short story collection, Shine of the Ever, I was truly stunned. Foster short stories were full of people grappling with situations that I had lived through. On the pages were characters dealing with unrequited love, repressed sexuality, strained friendships and other wonderfully mundane or fantastically chaotic moments that you… Read More “I wanted my characters to inhabit spaces outside what’s expected for queer and trans people—especially joyful spaces.” Talking to author Claire Rudy Foster about their new book – Shine of the Ever.

Book Review: Hex Life edited by Christopher Golden and Rachel Autumn Deering – Wicked New Tales of Witchery

Have you ever imaged what it must be like to hear the tales of a coven of incredible women? Editors Christopher Golden and Rachel Autumn Deering have conjured up just that. Inside the pages of Hex Life are a collection of enchanted tales from the pens of eighteen fantastically talented female authors. Within these stories… Read More Book Review: Hex Life edited by Christopher Golden and Rachel Autumn Deering – Wicked New Tales of Witchery