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Mae’r Wales Arts Review yn gartref i ysgrifennu beirniadol o safon uchel am fyd y celfyddydau – rhywle ble mae beirniaid angerddol a gwybodus o Gymru a thu draw yn gallu mynegi eu barn. Mae ein beirniaid celfyddydol ni yn bobl sy’n cymryd diddordeb manwl yn ein diwylliant a’n cymuned.

Cafodd Wales Arts Review ei sefydlu yn 2012, ac ers hynny, mae wedi bod yn llwyfan i genhedlaeth newydd o feirniaid. Mae’n rhywle i bobl drafod llyfrau, theatr, cerddoriaeth, gwleidyddiaeth a’r cyfryngau.

Er bod Wales Arts Review yn gyhoeddiad cyfrwng Saesneg, mae’r sefydliad yn falch iawn o’n hymwybyddiaeth ddwyieithog yma yng Nghymru. Nid ydym yn cyfyngu ein hunain i adolygu gweithiau Saesneg yn unig. Mae Wales Arts Review yn cyhoeddi erthyglau ar fyd y theatr Gymraeg o Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru i Theatr Bara Caws, ac yn hefyd adolygu rhaglenni teledu Cymraeg ar S4C. Rydym hefyd wedi adolygu’r gweithgareddau yn yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, ac yn 2014, enillodd nofel Caradog Pritchard Un Nos Ola Leuad ein gwobr am y llyfr gorau yng Nghymru.

Bethan Hall

Assistant Editor

Bethan is currently working towards her master's degree in Music at Cardiff University. Specialising in musicology, her interests lie predominantly with film music, analysis and the representation of nature through sound. Bethan also enjoys baking cakes and after the lockdown hopes to further her skills as an open water diver.

Josie Cray

Contributing Editor

Josie is currently working towards a PhD in English Literature at Cardiff University. Her research focuses on the author and diarist Anaïs Nin and her relationship to Surrealism. Aside from her research, she enjoys engaging with visual culture, watching cartoons, reading books, drawing and painting. As well as writing for the Wales Arts Review, Josie co-hosts and produces the Wales Arts Review Podcast.

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Rosie Couch

Contributing Editor

Rosie is currently working towards a PhD in English Literature at Cardiff University. Her thesis focuses on the contemporary femme fatale in women’s writing, film, and television. More broadly, her interests include contemporary literature, feminism, femininity, and popular culture. As well as writing for the Wales Arts Review, Rosie co-hosts and produces the Wales Arts Review Podcast.

Gary Raymond

Editor

Gary Raymond is a novelist, critic, editor and broadcaster. He is one of the founding editors of Wales Arts Review. He is the presenter of BBC Radio Wales's The Review Show, and has appeared as a commentator on a wide range of platforms, including BBC Radio Four's Front Row, and The Guardian. As well as being a prolific non-fiction writer, he has written two novels, THE GOLDEN ORPHANS (Parthian, 2018), and FOR THOSE WHO COME AFTER (Parthian, 2015), and has edited several non-fiction books. His third novel is scheduled to be out in 2021.

Ben Glover

Managing Editor

Ben Glover is a political essayist, activist and campaigner. After graduating from Cardiff Metropolitan University, Ben has worked for a number of political parties on various projects and elections, both on a local and national level. The primary focus of his academic research and political writings has been investigations into the structures of power in Wales and abroad.

Emma Schofield

Senior Editor

An academic, essayist and commentator, Emma Schofield has a PhD in English Literature from Cardiff University, where her thesis explored the connection between literature and devolution in Wales. She has contributed to a number of publications and is currently working on a book based on her research to date. Emma is particularly interested in the connections between politics, culture and identity in contemporary Wales. In her spare time Emma also runs the Writing Wales blog and has contributed to BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking programme through their New Generation Thinkers scheme.

Craig Austin

Senior Editor

Craig Austin is the Review’s lead writer on pop culture, his primary focus being the relationship between the arts and social and political change. Having spent his formative years in South Wales, Craig now lives in London, his location acting as an invaluable means of promoting Welsh arts to an ever wider audience. His writing has also appeared in NME and The Guardian.

Holly Mc Elroy

Contributing Editor

Holly Mc Elroy is currently studying for her master’s in Environment and Development at Cardiff University with a special interest in the relationship between gender and environmentalism. Alongside this she is passionate about literature and writing, and regularly contributes to the Cardiff student magazine, Quench. Holly began with Wales Arts Review on a work experience programme in 2020.

Ella Saoirse Clucas

Assistant Editor

Ella Saoirse Clucas is a first class graduate of English Literature and Creative Writing with a passion for performance poetry and a keen interest in cultural and critical theory. She is a co-founder of Cardiff University’s Creative Writing Society and a published writer for Quench Magazine, both in print and online. Ella also works in content creation, social media management and marketing strategy, and will soon begin studying for her Master’s degree in English Literature.

Caragh Medlicott

Contributing Editor

Caragh Medlicott is a columnist, reviewer and short story writer. She is a Cardiff University graduate with a First Class degree in English Literature and an MA in Creative Writing. Her short stories have been published in The Cardiff Review and Parthian’s Cheval 12 anthology. She also works in PR, writing and coordinating pieces which have appeared in publications such as GQ, Forbes and The Times.

Steph Power

Contributing Editor

Steph Power is a freelance writer and composer. In addition to Wales Arts Review, she is a critic for The Independent, The Stage, BBC Music Magazine, Opera Now and Tempo. Further writing and poetry has been published by Opera Magazine, Planet, Agenda, New Left Project, Poetry Wales and The Lonely Crowd. Her music has been performed across and beyond Wales. In a former life, she was a guitarist and percussionist specialising internationally in contemporary classical music.