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Emyr Humphreys and Bernice Rubens talk to Mario Basini
Hay Festival 1996
The two Welsh novelists discuss their latest work with The Western Mail's Literary Editor. Humphrey's novel Unconditional Surrender deals with the nationalism and disorders at the end of the War, from the time of the German surrender, through the General Election, up to the dropping of The Bomb. Booker Prize winner Rubens previews her work in progress on TheWaiting Game. Her latest wartime novel Yesterday in the Back Lane was reviewed as "an achingly poignant book, whose triumph is the depiction of the intensely moving in the everyday, a tragedy of Greek dimensions played out in backstreet lives" - Independent.