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The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015

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3rd September 2015

Backlist: Carys Davies

SOME NEW AMBUSH  Some New Ambush is the first collection of short stories from award-winning writer Carys Davies. Love, loss, birth, death, betrayal, madness – they all lie in wait for Davies’s characters in their startlingly different worlds: a dry cleaner’s shop in contemporary Chicago, a mining town in South Wales in the sixties, a…

2nd September 2015

Reviews: The Redemption of Galen Pike

‘Carys Davies is a gifted writer. A true original. Her magical yet weirdly believable stories transport you in a breath into other lives and worlds, without a word wasted. Full of surprises.’ —Maggie Gee ‘Stealthily clever stories, pricked with menace.’ —Sue Gee ‘Extraordinarily powerful’ —VS Pritchett Prize judges Jane Gardam, Penelope Lively and Jacob Ross 

1st September 2015

Celebrating the Winners of the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize: Carys Davies

Every week for the last seven, we have celebrated one of this year’s Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winning authors. This week we’re celebrating 2015 winner, Carys Davies who won with her short story collection, The Redemption of Galen Pike. “Every story in this stunning collection is a gem and completely unlike what follows or precedes it. Davies’ diversity…

29th August 2015

Q&A with Jo Mazelis

How would you describe Significance to a reading group? Significance is a novel that seems to raise many questions for readers – the first is, ‘What category of book is this? Is it a literary novel or a thriller?’ Perhaps it’s easiest to say that it gives the impression of belonging to the thriller genre…

28th August 2015

Jo Mazelis reads from her novel, Significance

Listen to Jo Mazelis read from the first chapter of her novel, Significance (Seren Books) here:     Jo Mazelis is the author of short stories, non-fiction and poetry. Her collection of stories, Diving Girls (Parthian, 2002), was short-listed for the Commonwealth ‘Best First Book’ and Wales Book of the Year. Her second book, Circle Games (Parthian, 2005), was long-listed for…

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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