rsz_1rsz_1rsz_fictional_map_version_1Wales Arts Review’s A Fiction Map of Wales editor: John Lavin with a foreword by Ali Anwar236pp, The H’mm Foundation, 2014£9.99 (+p&p)ISBN: 978-0-9927560-6-2

Authors: Rachel Trezise, Thomas Morris, Stevie Davies, Cynan Jones, Francesca Rhydderch, Joao Morais, Jon Gower, Rhian Elizabeth, Carly Holmes, Lloyd Jones, Gary Raymond, Tyler Keevil, Richard Redman, Georgia Carys Williams, Rhian Edwards, Rhys Milsom, Dic Edwards, Linda Ruhemann, Richard Gwyn, Kate Hamer,  and Robert Minhinnick.

Over the past two years, Wales Arts Review (in association with the Rhys Davies Trust) has published a brand new story each month, the only criteria being that the work be by a Welsh or Wales-based author and that it be set in Wales. This volume collects all twenty-one of these pieces together, and as it does so it reveals an intriguing, fairground-mirror-like portrait of 21st Century Wales.

Many of the pieces in the anthology are by some of the best-known and most significant Welsh or Wales-based authors currently writing today. Others are by a selection of the freshest voices at the forefront of an exciting new generation. By turns witty and mournful; romantic and spine-chilling; these stories cover a wide range of emotional, social and political themes, but above all they offer twenty-one exceptional examples of the current rude health of contemporary Welsh literature.