New Stories From The Mabinogion – The Complete Box Set (Unsigned)
In New Stories from the Mabinogion ten great authors have taken the Celtic myth cycle as a starting point to give us masterly re-workings with a modern twist in a series both various and wonderful. We have reached the orbit of Mars, the Tower of London and the edges of India, travelled in time to WW2 and forward to the near future, seen Iraq in drug-addled dreams, and viewed Wales aslant, from its countryside to its council estates. We have touched on nation-building and personal tragedy, bravery and betrayal.
New Stories from the Mabinogion gives leading Welsh authors the chance to retell these medieval stories of Celtic mythology and Arthurian Britain in entirely their own way, creating fresh, contemporary novellas while keeping the old tales at the heart of the new.
The series launched in 2009 with The Ninth Wave by Russell Celyn Jones and White Ravens by Owen Sheers, and continued in 2010 with two excellent new titles: The Meat Tree by Gwyneth Lewis and The Dreams of Max and Ronnie by Niall Griffiths. In 2011, Fflur Dafydd The White Trail and Horatio Clare The Prince's Pen launched their contributions to the Mabinogion followed in 2012 by Lloyd Jones See How They Run and Cynan Jones Bird, Blood, Snow. In October 2013 the set was completed with Tishani Doshi's Fountainville and Trezza Azzopardi's The Tip of My Tongue.