Our Best Articles of 2016

Our Best Articles of 2016

It has been an exciting year at Wales Arts Review, and we have been privileged to publish a huge display of talent from Welsh writers on an array of fascinating subjects. Here we pick through a small selection of highlights. As usual, to read, just click on the red.


A Tribute to David Bowie

The Songman Years: 1966-1974

The Thin White Years: 1975-1985

The Lazarus Years: 1986-2016

A Letter from the Editor

Public Subsidy of the Arts: How Many Times Must We Win This Argument? by Gary Raymond

YA Literature

Time Travel Meets Scary Fairies: Writing the Chronoptika Quartet by Catherine Fisher


A Common Goal: Arts Funding in Wales and Finland by Tanja Råman


Cosy: The Genesis of a Play by Kaite O’Reilly


Writing ‘Elephant’ by M. Oliver-Semenov


Shakespeare and Wales: An Introduction by David Cottis

Transnational Literature Festival

An Introduction to Transnational Literature by Siân Mellangel-Dafydd


The Tin Can as (New) Found Art by Richard Porch


How To Build a Season by Ben Atterbury


Jeremy Moore and Pembrokeshire by Adam Somerset

The Big Read

A Moveable Fast: A Life by Adnan Mahmutović


Rape Culture and Everyday Life: We Grew Up with This by Siân Norris

Roald Dahl

A Storyteller in the Golden Age of Sweets by Professor Keiko Tanaka


Around the World in 80 Short Stories by Rebecca F. John


Le Vigan Asylum Seekers by Bill Rees

International Day of the Girl

Inspirational Welsh Women Writers by Amelia Fae


Wordsworth in Denbigh by John Idris Jones

Black History Month

An Introduction to Welsh Writers by Durre Shawhar

Mental Health Arts Festival

Introduction to Walls: Muriau

Art and Literature

Jan Morris at 90


  BBC NOW: Composition Wales by Steph Power


The Politics of Authenticity by Sophie McKeand


This is by no means every article we have published in 2016, but rather a sample of what we have covered. To explore our archive in full click on the red.