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The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015

The winners of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015 were announced in Summer 2015. You can find out more about last year’s winning titles here. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear Fiction Uncovered’s plans for 2016 – more news coming soon.

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8th December 2015

Industry Unity

Kamila Shamsie, author of Burnt Shadows, has kindly allowed us to reproduce the talk she gave at the Futurebook Author Day conference in London on 30th November 2015. Let me do what novelists like to do best. Let me tell you some stories. Two stories, in fact. Story 1 In 1998, my first novel In the City by…

1st December 2015

News: Ben Myers

Congratulations to 2015 longlisted author Ben Myers, who has won The Portico Prize For Literature 2015 with his novel, Beastings (Bluemoose Books). Fiction judge, Professor Andrew Biswell, said: “The books have provoked a variety of emotions – as all great writing should – of which pleasure has been the strongest.” The awards, given every two years…

29th October 2015

Lavie Tidhar: Two Weeks in Toji

For the second year running, a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize writer has taken up residency at Toji Cultural Foundation, South Korea. The residency is supported by the British Council. Only a week ago I was at Toji, and now that I’m back home, and back to the hustle and bustle of London and life in…

27th October 2015

News: Bethan Roberts

2015 winner, Bethan Roberts has announced her new drama series, The View from the Windows will be on the BBC Radio 4 programme, Woman’s Hour. The series explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people. It’s 1954 and the avant-garde commercial artist Monica Rawlins finds herself alone, in the middle-of-nowhere rural Cardiganshire, breeding geese….

13th October 2015

Lavie Tidhar: Writer in Residence at Toji Cultural Foundation, South Korea

For the second year running, a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winning writer has taken up residency at Toji Cultural Foundation, South Korea. The residency is supported by the British Council. After his first week as writer in residence, Lavie Tidhar shares his thoughts: I arrived in Korea at the end of Chuseok, the “festival of the harvest…

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Mother Island Review by Portslade Library Book Group

Bethan Roberts

Mother Island provoked contrasting reactions in our book group and would be an excellent book for discussion. “Mother Island is a page-turner. I couldn’t put it down,” said one member, whilst others found the story simple and predictable. The author examines family relationships and the serious consequences when these break down.  Maggie abducts Samuel, the two year old son of her cousin Nula, for whom she has been…

Mobile Library Review by Peninsula Arts Reading Group

David Whitehouse

Mobile Library is a fable about fables and a book that oozes a love of children’s literature.  It is a tale of unlikely heroes and heroines, where the goodies are complex but the baddies are truly bad. The story explores many themes.  One is the nature of family and parenting, as it follows a group of characters as they steal and travel the country in a disguised mobile library….

The Offering Review by Close Encounters

Grace McCleen

The group agreed that “The Offering”, by Grace McCleen, was well-written and very readable. The vivid voice of the narrator carries the reader through the story: her description of the natural landscape of the island is sensuous throughout, while her ability to create a sense of foreboding, particularly around the house, garden and the office of Dr…

The Incarnations Review by The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered London Reading Group 2015

Susan Barker

“This is a beautifully written book, very clever. I love the intertwining of present and past through these biography letters Wang receives mysteriously, allowing the reader to visit these fantastical worlds in well known Chinese historical eras. Absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to read Susan Barker’s next book.” MediahAhmed   “All of the incarnations end…

A Man Lies Dreaming Review by The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered London Reading Group 2015

Lavie Tidhar

A Man Lies Dreaming purports to be an interwoven narrative following ‘Wolf’ (quickly revealed to be Hitler) and Schlomer. Schlomer the choice of the second narrator ‘in another time and place’, is as ‘real’ a person as Hitler a Pulp fiction author but most readers would be unaware of this for he left no mark on popular culture his…