Longlist JFUP 2015

The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015

The longlist of titles in consideration for the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015 is announced!. Please sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest news about the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015. The eight winners will be announced on 18 June 2015.

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21st May 2015

For the Love of Circus

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, those who refuse to choose. Welcome all, come, join me and watch the incredible flying trapeze artists, the Lion-Faced Girl and the girl with the performing bear. When people discover my research area they’re either excited by it or ask ‘why?’ If it’s the former, I know I’ve discovered…

13th May 2015

Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize announces longlist

British writing celebrated: Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize announces longlist The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize today (Tuesday 12 May) announces its longlist of 15 books which showcase the breadth and vibrancy of British writing today. Now in its 5th year, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize is unique in its aim to celebrate great British fiction and…

13th May 2015

Reading Ourselves

Midnight. Well, almost, we’re too excited to wait. We talk in hushed whispers as we unpack our lovingly prepared tuck boxes. Biscuits, sweets and cake are passed around. Teachers, the other girls and our plans for this term are discussed. But not home, we miss home already. Before I left for school, I’d been stranded…

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…

Latest in Review

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