Wales Half Welsh

Wales Half Welsh

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After years of near invisibility in contemporary fiction, in the shadow of the acclaimed offerings from Scotland and Ireland, today Wales can draw from a vibrant, diverse set of writers, from Trezza Azzopardi to James Hawes, from Niall Griffiths to Anna Davis. This is a vibrant, brilliant, and original collection, whose subjects range from childhood trauma to hipster thrills, but all of them share a pervasive sense of a dark, edgy world. So here they are: eleven new writers from Wales, a place perhaps catching up with its own distinctive history and way of life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 20mm | 240.41g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5 black & white illustrations
  • 0747566062
  • 9780747566069
  • 1,772,704

About John Williams

John Williams lives and works in his hometown of Cardiff.show more

Review quote

'James Hawes belongs to a new generation of fast, funky, streetwise British male novelists: the one that has stopped sounding like Martin Amis and started sounding like Helen Fielding, moving away from the literary pyrotechnics of the New Statesman 70s crowd and repositioning itself in the more lenient and less vinegary arena of relationships and blokeish self-awareness.' The Guardian on Dead Long Enough by James Hawes 'If Azzopardi is guaranteed anything, it's an audience of loudly howling readers.' The Guardian on Remember Me by Trezza Azzopardi 'This is a compulsive, brief and important read. Its power stems from Griffiths's ability to ventriloquise characters who do not normally make it into 'literary fiction', and from the daring mix of registers which has become his trademark.' The Observer on The Stump by Niall Griffithsshow more

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26 ratings
3.38 out of 5 stars
5 15% (4)
4 31% (8)
3 31% (8)
2 23% (6)
1 0% (0)
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