Greatest Welsh Novel Revisited

Greatest Welsh Novel Revisited

Which is the Greatest Welsh Novel? In 2014 Wales Arts Review asked this question, publishing 25 mini-essays on what our writers deemed the finest literary works in our country’s history. And over the next few months we will be revisiting each essay in a celebration of the Welsh novel. Although the eventual winner, (announced at our 2014 Roundtable, with readings from the book by Siân Phillips) Caradog Prichard’s Un Nos Una Leaud was a worthy choice in the public vote, the series’ true aim was to celebrate Welsh literature as a whole, to help and have a say in the ongoing task of creating a cannon, a tradition, and to simply draw attention to the riches of our literary history.

So, throughout September, we will be adding to our list of essays, republishing all 25 of the nominations. For regular updates, either revisit this page, or follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

A Toy Epic by Emyr Humphreys

Submarine by Joe Dunthorne

Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl

Shifts by Christopher Meredith

Un Nos Ola Leuad by Caradog Prichard

Awakening by Stevie Davies

In and Out of the Goldfish Bowl by Rachel Trezise

The Hiding Place by Trezza Azzopardi

The Old Devils by Kingsley Amis