News from Rob Mimpriss
2022/06/18: Rivers of Wales by Jim Perrin
Jim Perrin’s Rivers of Wales, recently published by Carreg Gwalch, joins his earlier books, Snowdon and The Mountains of Wales in combining autobiography with reflections on Welsh heritage and landscape. Among the pleasures it offers the reader are the wealth of his descriptions of writers, naturalists, scholars and adventurers; his recollections of river walks, country pubs and hotels; his vivid and telling descriptions of riverside wildlife; and the wealth of his knowledge of literature, local history, and folklore. Jim Perrin approached me to write the introduction to the book. Among the pleasures of doing so were giving due praise to its many accomplishments, and realising the connections of spirit and intention between his work and my own.
The book has been reviewed by Mab Jones for Buzz Magazine, Ben Wildsmith for Nation Cymru, Adam Somerset for Wales Arts Review, and most recently by Catherine Duigan for New Welsh Review. You can buy the book from the publishers, Carreg Gwalch, below.
Pugnacious Little Trolls
‘freely and fiercely inventive short stories… supercharged with ideas.’
Jon Gower, Nation Cymru
Prayer at the End: Twenty-Three Stories
‘heaving with loss, regret and familial bonds.’
For His Warriors: Thirty Stories
‘sketched with a depth and sureness of touch which makes them memorable and haunting.’
Caroline Clark, gwales.com
Reasoning: Twenty Stories
‘dark, complex, pensively eloquent’
Sophie Baggott, New Welsh Review
The Sleeping Bard: Three Nightmare Visions of the World, of Death, and of Hell
Translated by T. Gwynn Jones, with an introduction by Rob Mimpriss.
A Book of Three Birds
‘Lucid, skilful, and above all, of enormous timely significance.’
‘In this exemplary collaboration between medical science and imagination, lives preserved in official records, in the language and diagnoses of their times, are restored not just to light, but to humanity and equality. This anthology is a resurrection.’
Hallowe’en in the Cwm: The Stories of Owen Wynne Jones
‘An invaluable translation.’
Going South: The Stories of Richard Hughes Williams
Translated by Rob Mimpriss, with an introduction by E. Morgan Humphreys