A short story by Rob Mimpriss in a new anthology of radical prose from Wales, edited by Gemma June Howell and published by Culture Matters.Buy: Rivers of Wales
By Jim Perrin with a foreword by Rob Mimpriss, published by Gwasg Carreg GwalchComment: The Four F***s
Apathy, Indifference and Industrial Inaction at UniversityBuy: The Sleeping Bard
T. Gwynn Jones’s translation of the eighteenth-century Welsh classic, with an introduction by Rob Mimpriss, new from Cockatrice BooksReview: Pugnacious Little Trolls
Click to read Jon Gower’s review of the collection for Nation CymruComment: ‘Visions and Revisions’
Wales, Empire, and the Fate of Henry Morton Stanley’s StatueComment: A Well-Wrought Urn
Amazon offers me James Wood’s critical masterpiece, How Fiction Works, and a historical novel by Nadine Dorries.Books: Hart’s Reach
Rob Mimpriss reads a story from his third collection, Prayer at the EndComment: ‘Anyone But England’
Nationalism, Racism, and UEFA 2021Comment: A Parliament by Any Other Name
Following Richard Suchorzewski’s vow to ‘return to terrify’ the electable parties of Wales, I would like to announce that I will return to terrify the Nobel Prize for Literature committee.Books: Pugnacious Little Trolls
Rob Mimpriss presents a reading from his recent short-story collectionComment: Decency’s Limits
Abuse and Blocking on a Conservative MP’s Facebook WallBuy: Pugnacious Little Trolls
A new collection of short stories published by Cockatrice BooksComment: Trajectories of Failure
Neil Hamilton, Sebastian Haffner, and the Campaign against Welsh DemocracyComment: A Burning of Storks’ Nests
Brexit, Epictetus and the Fall of TroyBuy: Traveller M. in the Land of the Cynocephali
A new short story published in the journal, Otherwise Engaged
I am pictured above (right) with independence activist, Robert Smith, at the march for Welsh independence in Merthyr Tudful, 7th September 2019. Having been inspired in my teens by the history of cultured passive resistance to cultural persecution described by Gwynfor Evans in his history of Wales, Land of My Fathers, and by his vision of European union, I have sought to help rebuild the political and cultural independence of Wales for the whole of my adult life. I have worked on conservation projects in Scotland, Estonia, Iceland and Costa Rica, and am also rather fond of cats.
I am proud to have worked with Liz Ashworth, The Origami Bird (Parthian, 2004); Glenda Beagan, winner of the Cardiff International Poetry Competition, the Rhys Davies Short Story Competition and the Trewithen Poetry Prize; writer and scholar, James David Audlin; Carys Bray, winner of the Scott Prize for Short Fiction and author of Sweet Home (Salt, 2012); editor and poet, Brett Evans; John Fraser Williams, Scan (Cinnamon, 2012); Debz Hobbs-Wyatt, winner of the Bath Short Story Award in 2013, and author of While No one was Watching (Parthian, 2013); Louise Fazackerley, winner of the Radio 3 Verb New Voices award; writer and journalist, Jim Perrin; Mike Robbins, scientist, novelist and travel writer; Siân Northey, Yn y Tŷ Hwn (Gomer, 2011); poet and musician Fiona Owen; poet and novelist A.L. Reynolds; Simon Thirsk, short-listed for the Costa Award 2010 for his novel, Not Quite White (Gomer, 2010); Gee Williams, the award-winning author of four short-story collections, most recently A Girl’s Arm (Salt 2012); Samantha Wynne Rhydderch, author of Silk (Seren, 2001), Not in These Shoes and Banjo (Picador, 2008 and 2012), twice shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year Award; with Alistair Sims, writer in residence at the Meillionydd excavations, and his colleagues Prof Raimund Karl and Dr Kate Waddington; and the clinicians and academics of the North Wales Mental Health Research Project.
If you have read and are interested in my work, then you can write to me using the contact form below, and your encouragement will be very welcome. Thank you for visiting the website of Rob Mimpriss, the short story writer, and for your interest in the literature and culture of Wales.