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The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015

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24th June 2015

British Writing is not all Grey

The past week has been an eventful week for British fiction writing. Last Thursday eight talented British writers were presented with prizes of £5,000 each at the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015 by India Knight. The Prize is set up to celebrate British writing and to shine a spotlight on British contemporary writers. The spotlight,…

24th June 2015

Future Classics – Books Published Ahead Of Their Time

Recently we have seen the rise of a number of books that have been rediscovered and gone on to become bestsellers.  Stoner is probably the most well known example, going from respected obscurity into high street charts when Ian McEwan mentioned it in a radio interview. But what of other books that have shared a similar…

19th June 2015

Fiction Uncovered FM returns to Resonance

To celebrate this year’s winners, Jerwood Fiction Uncovered FM will return to the airwaves on Sunday 21 June. The annual radio station dedicated to discussing great British fiction will be on Resonance FM on Sunday 21 June from 12 – 5pm at 104.4fm and via www.resonancefm.com. Guests this year will include live interviews with five…

18th June 2015

Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize announces winners

The eight winners of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015 were announced today (Thursday 18 June) by chair of judges India Knight. Now in its fifth year, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize is the only prize to solely award British writers, unique in its aim to celebrate great British fiction. Each year it awards a…

12th June 2015

It’s the time of the season for…Reading? Is there really such a thing as a ‘Summer Read’?

I’m sure it can’t have escaped your notice if you’ve been into a local bookshop, browsed for books online, or popped into supermarkets or well known retailers in train stations, that it’s time to pick your ‘Summer Reads’. Whether you’re planning to slap on the tanning oil and sizzle by the pool, grab some precious…

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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