NEW WELSH READERS' POLL 2018: BEST ESSAY COLLECTION LONGLIST

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Best Essay Collection

Below are a selection of nominations for our Readers' Poll, for the best essay collection ever published in the English language (including in translation) around the world. The poll, for readers anywhere, will run until entries close for our New Welsh Writing Awards on 2 February. Students from Aberystwyth University's Dept of English and Creative Writing will help us form a longlist, and the shortlist and winners will be voted by readers. Nominations should reflect our writing prize's priorities of thematic integrity, literary depth and personal voice.  Send nominations to @newwelshreview #newwelshawards using Facebook, email or Twitter. Enjoy these recommendations by readers George Sandifer-Smith, Ellen Bell, Fo Orbell, Caroline Stockford and Ashley Owen meanwhile!

George Sandifer-Smith presents Neil Perryman's Adventures with the Wife in Space: Living with Doctor Who, his recommendation for an essay collection, offering inspiration for writers and readers in the New Welsh Writing Awards 2018 & Readers' Poll: Aberystwyth University Prize for an Essay Collection. New Welsh Review's multimedia programme is sponsored by Aberystwyth University.
Ellen Bell presents Jenny Diski's A View from the Bed & Other Observations, her recommendation for an essay collection, offering inspiration for writers and readers in the New Welsh Writing Awards 2018 & Readers' Poll: Aberystwyth University Prize for an Essay Collection. New Welsh Review's multimedia programme is sponsored by Aberystwyth University.
Ashley Owen presents Annie Dillard's Holy the Firm, her recommendation for an essay collection, offering inspiration for writers and readers in the New Welsh Writing Awards 2018 & Readers' Poll: Aberystwyth University Prize for an Essay Collection. New Welsh Review's multimedia programme is sponsored by Aberystwyth University.
Fo Orbell recommends Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris for the New Welsh Writing Awards & Readers' Poll 2018: Aberystwyth University Prize for an Essay Collection. New Welsh Review's multimedia programme is sponsored by Aberystwyth University.
Caroline Stockford recommends Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin for the New Welsh Writing Awards & Readers' Poll 2018: Aberystwyth University Prize for an Essay Collection. New Welsh Review's multimedia programme is sponsored by Aberystwyth University.