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READ BY THE AUTHOR: ‘Skin’ by Jo Mazelis

Jo Mazelis is a prize-winning novelist, short story writer, poet, photographer and essayist. Her debut novel Significance (Seren, 2014) won The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize in 2015. Her first collection of stories Diving Girls was short-listed for Commonwealth Best First Book and Welsh Book of the Year. Previously she worked as a freelance designer and photographer in London. She has photographed Tilda Swinton, PD James, Kathy Acker, Nan Goldin and Miranda Richardson amongst many other leading artists, writers and actors. Her work has been exhibited at Camerawork, London, The Pontardawe Arts Centre, Glyn Vivian Art Gallery and Dylan Thomas Centre. Her latest book, a collection of short stories entitled, Ritual, 1969 (Seren, 2016), was long-listed for the Edge Hill Prize and shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year in 2017.

READ BY THE AUTHOR: ‘Good People’ by Valerie O’Riordan

Valerie O’Riordan reads her story ‘Good People’ from Issue 7 of The Lonely Crowd. Valerie O’Riordan received her PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester in 2016. She is a former editor of The Manchester Review, and current editor at The Forge Literary Magazine. Her work has won and been shortlisted for various…

READ BY THE AUTHOR: ‘aerthsong’ by Chris Hall

Chris Hall reads ‘aerthsong’ – one of two poems by Hall featured in Issue Seven of The Lonely Crowd. Born in 1945, and growing up in Chatham, north Kent, Chris Hall has lived in South Wales for over thirty years. He has been writing and reading his poems since the mid-60s, operating on both sides…

Three Poems by Mari Ellis Dunning – read by the author

Mari Ellis Dunning reads her three poems from Issue Six of The Lonely Crowd.   A mind; shifting    Reaching   Oystermouth   Mari Ellis Dunning is a Welsh writer of poetry, short stories, children’s books and novels. She has work published in various publications, including the New Welsh Review, Female First Magazine, Parthian’s Cheval…

‘Girlgrief’ by Nuala O’Connor – read by the author

Nuala O’Connor reads her short story, ‘Girlgrief’, taken from Issue Six of The Lonely Crowd. Nuala O’Connor aka Nuala Ní Chonchúir was born in Dublin, she lives in Galway. Her most recent novel Miss Emily is about the poet Emily Dickinson and her Irish maid. It was shortlisted for Eason Novel of the Year at…

READ BY THE AUTHOR: ‘John’ by Carla Manfredino

Carla Manfredino is currently studying for an MA in Creative and Life Writing at Goldsmiths in London. She also reads for The White Review and volunteers as a writing mentor at The Ministry of Stories. You can read ‘John’ in Issue Five of The Lonely Crowd, which may be purchased here. You can hear Carla Manfredino read ‘John’ at our event at The Murenger, Newport, this Wednesday Oct. 19th, 730pm. © Carla Manfredino, 2016.  

READ BY THE AUTHOR: ‘Conversations’ by Glyn Edwards

Glyn Edwards reads and discusses two of his poems from our new issue. Wales Arts Review described Glyn Edwards recently as one of the ‘most exciting young voices in Welsh poetry’.  He is currently completing his debut collection, Conversations, that investigates both historical and personal responses to Britain’s most popular verse. You can read all three of Glyn’s…

READ BY THE AUTHOR: ‘Drive’ by Ruth McKee

Ruth McKee reads her short story ‘Drive’, taken from our new issue.     Ruth McKee is a singer songwriter and author. She was joint winner of the Irish Novel Fair 2015 with her book The Jealous Wall and is represented by Ger Nichol. She has been nominated for The Hennessy Award 2016, with her…