Fiction in Wales and Northern Ireland


Words at the Seamus Heaney Home Place, Northern Ireland

Practitioner: Angela Graham
Writer, Media Producer, Media Policy Consultant

Summary: Angela collaborates with the Centre on media policy projects and academia/media engagement. As a writer she contributes to its activity in Cultural Studies.

Aims: to produce literary works reflecting life in Wales and Northern Ireland, alongside analysis of the structures of production in both places.

Objectives: publication of a collection of short stories set in Wales, Northern Ireland and Italy and of a novel set in Northern Ireland, plus related poetry, journalism and criticism.

Outputs 2018 include:

Words flowering at National Writing Centre, Ty Newydd

A City Burning, a collection of 24 short stories, set in Wales, Northern Ireland and Italy. Seeking publication. Completed with the support of a Writer’s Bursary, 2017 from Literature Wales and The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Wales.

Thorn House, a novel in progress, set in rural Northern Ireland supported by a S.I.A.P. award 2017/18 from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Writing Psychology from Place, Cardiff Book Festival, 10th September.

Short stories: The Road, The New Welsh Reader #117; Runner, The Honest Ulsterman; The Sea Hospital and Face To Face, Horla Horror.

Poetry: Easter and View-finder The Bangor Literary Journal

Analysis: Raising the Profile of Women Writers, Wales and N. Ireland, Wales Arts Review.

Journalism: Content with a Good Enough Peace, Northern Slant

Criticism: Gwyneth Lewis – Henaint/OldAge, a Double Pleasure in Welsh and English, Eborakon

The Woman in White – the Accessible and the Bland, Wales Arts Review