RhysTranter.com is a personal journal offering commentary and analysis across literature, film, music, and the arts. Intended for a general audience, the site aims to bring new ideas into focus in an entertaining and accessible way. In 2016, RhysTranter.com was selected to become part of the British Library’s permanent UK Web Archive.
RhysTranter.com has been linked to by a number of prominent cultural figures and organizations, including The New York Times, Wired Magazine, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Hari Kunzru, Kyle MacLachlan, Bruce Sterling, David Lynch Foundation, Grove Atlantic, Vintage Books, Edinburgh Book Festival, Open Culture, Brain Pickings, The Goldsmiths Prize, Cambridge University Press, The New York Review of Books, City Lights Bookstore, Music & Literature, and Random House.
RhysTranter.com has also been featured as an Editor’s Pick on WordPress Discover. The selected piece was an interview with Carolyn Cocca for her book, Superwomen: Gender, Power, and Representation (Bloomsbury, 2016). Carolyn Cocca discussed how women superheroes are changing the we way think about contemporary femininity. You can find out more about the selection here.
I am a writer and photographer based in Cardiff, Wales, UK. I write criticism across the arts, with a particular focus on twentieth-century and contemporary literature. My writing has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, The Spectator, and a number of books and periodicals. I hold a BA, MA, and a PhD in English Literature.
“I wanted to combine two different issues; namely, art and life, art and being.”— Arvo Pärt
In 2007, I started A Piece of Monologue, a website that won 3:AM Magazine Blog of the Year 2009. The site was referenced or linked to by a number of major cultural outlets, including The New Yorker, The Guardian, Bookforum, Le Monde, The Paris Review, 3:AM Magazine, Open Culture, The Quietus, Flavorwire, Beckett International Foundation, The American Reader, Slate, Stanford University, The Wire, Max’s Kansas City, The Verge, The Spectator, BBC Ireland, and The Criterion Collection. RhysTranter.com is the new home of A Piece of Monologue.
This website quotes from books, journals and newspapers with ‘fair use’ in mind, and always references authors and sources. If you are an author, publisher, artist, or agent representing material reproduced on this website, and you do not wish for it to be used, please let me know and I shall remove all material and associated links. Contact.
Books, magazines and journals reviewed on this website may have been received as complimentary copies from publishers or distributors. Unsolicited manuscripts may not be returned.