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5th May 2015

Reading Regional and Cultural Accents

There’s nowt I love more’n a tale teld in tha own voice.Whether it’s a regional accent or a cultural one, I want to read it. For me this is a logical step: I have a non-standard accent, many other people have non-standard accents, why wouldn’t I want to read them in their own voices? Not…

5th May 2015

Naomi Frisby announced as Guest Editor

We are thrilled to announce that Naomi Frisby will be joining us as Guest Editor on FictionUncovered.co.uk over the next month. Check the website, Twitter and Facebook feeds for her articles the first of which will be posted later this week. Our previous Guest Editors have been Simon Savidge, David Hebblethwaite, Kaite Welsh and Anita Sethi.  Naomi Frisby is working towards a PhD in Creative Writing…

27th February 2015

Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015 judging panel announced

Matt Bates (WHSmith Travel), Cathy Galvin (Word Factory/Newsweek) and Simon Savidge (Savidge Reads) to join Chair of Judges India Knight in 2015

25th February 2015

Paid Internship :: The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015

Paid Internship: March 2015 – June 2015, London UK The Literary Platform is currently seeking an intern to assist on the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015. The intern will be asked to work 3 days per week from its offices in Shoreditch. The Literary Platform is a specialist consultancy working at the heart of publishing…

29th January 2015

India Knight to chair Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015

The eight works of British fiction to be awarded the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014 (worth £5,000 to each winning writer) will be chosen by a panel chaired by India Knight.

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Whatever Happened to Billy Parks

Gareth R Roberts

In footballing parlance, there’s something more than a little ‘route one’ about Gareth R Roberts’ Whatever Happened to Billy Parks? and its efforts to emulate the success of David Peace’s bestseller The Damned United. The cover font and colour combination are pretty direct simulacra, and its game-of-two-halves structure (alternating chapters between the rise to prominence…

All the Days and Nights

Niven Govinden

Niven Govinden’s intensive examination of relationships, art and death in All the Days and Nights will leave readers emotionally moved and unsettled by the characters it lays bare. The novel holds a magnifying glass over the lives of Anna Brown, a somewhat successful artist of the twentieth century, and her husband and muse, John Brown….

Mr Loverman

Bernadine Everisto

In 2014, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize worked with the Regional Literature Development Agencies to find reading groups across the UK to read the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winning titles. Mr Loverman by Bernadine Everisto was read by the Lye Down With a Good Book Reading Group from Lye and below are reviews from its reading…

All the Birds, Singing

Evie Wyld

In 2014, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize worked with the Regional Literature Development Agencies to find reading groups across the UK to read the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winning titles.  All The Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld was read by the Peninsula Arts Reading Group from Plymouth and below are reviews from its reading group members. 

Little Egypt

Lesley Glaister

In 2014, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize worked with the Regional Literature Development Agencies to find reading groups across the UK to read the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winning titles.  Little Egypt by Lesley Glaister was read by the Page Turner Reading Group from Norwich and below are reviews from its reading group members.  Little Egypt