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On Writing 'The South Westerlies'

February 16, 2021

By Jane Fraser The South Westerlies was the natural title to give to my first collection of short fiction published by SALT in June 2019. All eighteen stories (edited down from the original twenty-three that I submitted for my PhD at Swansea University in 2017) are given cohesion by the geographic location of the Gower peninsula, south Wales, and the dismal tone of the prevalent rain-laden south-westerly wind that blows across its shores, affecting everything in its path. Perhaps even its people. The Gower peninsula is my home patch, my milltir sgwar (square mile) in Welsh:  latitude 51 degrees north, 4 degrees west, an administrative part of the City & County of Swansea, south Wales, and the UK’s first designated...

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