Newport stories — Flash Nonfiction

I was asked to participate in an art project called Ffresh: the Student Moving Image Festival of Wales, which rotates from town to town in Wales. This year it’s in my hometown, Newport. The brief was to write a 50 word factual story about some aspect of the town. My story and those by others […]

Hometown ‘paper, and year’s best books

No matter how many profiles and reviews an author gets, the first time in his hometown newspaper is a special one. So I’m delighted to have been profiled this week in the South Wales Argus, which is published in Newport. It’s a fine article by Alison Sanders, an Argus reporter, and it includes my liking […]

In your face Tom Jones: I’m a Welsh icon

Welsh Icons (“an Encyclopedia and Gazetteer of Wales and all Things Welsh – A Cymrupedia if you like.”…uh, “Cymru” being the Welsh word for Wales.) lists me among the “iconic” writers on its site. That puts me in the company of thriller king Ken Follett, sinister Willy Wonka-man Roald Dahl, and upright role model Dylan […]