Planet 234

Aidan Byrne
The Party Wall
by Stevie Davies
A City Burning by Angela Graham

by Stevie Davies

Honno, £8.99

These compelling publications, uncomfortable in different ways, address urgent cultural concerns and represent two fine writers at different points in their careers. Stevie Davies has a long and illustrious backlist of novels and stories; Angela Graham is known primarily as a screenwriter and increasingly as a poet. Both have had peripatetic lives: Davies spent her childhood on RAF bases around the world before establishing herself as a writer and academic at Manchester and Swansea; Graham, a Welsh-speaker, hails originally from Northern Ireland, and writes in Ulster Scots and English.

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