Posted on 24th June 2014

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Eight successful novels powerfully exploring failure

In her first piece as Guest Editor on the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize website this month, Anita Sethi explores the eight winning titles of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014.

Posted on 24th June 2014

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South Korea Blog #1

Thanks to a new residency from Jerwood Fiction Uncovered and the British Council in Korea, I’m spending a month at the Toji Cultural Foundation in the village of Hoechon near Wonju city in South Korea. It’s a tranquil place, tucked away in pine-covered mountains, with little noise to distract me but birdsong – cuckoos in particular – and the frogs in the pond beneath my window. I’ve just reached the end of my first week here and have settled in so comfortably that I already dread leaving.

Posted on 19th June 2014

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Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014 Winners Announced

#ReadBritish2014 The eight winners of the £40,000 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize are tonight (Thursday 19 June) announced at a celebration in central London.  Speaking at the Jerwood Space, writer and chair of judges Matt Haig will champion British fiction and the eight winners as prime examples of great British writing. The winners, who will each…

Posted on 10th June 2014

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Guest Editor for June announced: Anita Sethi

We are thrilled to announce that Anita Sethi will be joining us as Guest Editor on FictionUncovered.co.uk over the next month, during which we will see the announcement of the 8 winning authors of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014, on the evening of June 19. Check the website, Twitter and Facebook feeds for her articles the first of…

Posted on 9th June 2014

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“It was the day my grandmother exploded”: An Iain Banks retrospective from Kaite Welsh

Writing my top ten living Scottish authors last week was a bittersweet experience – while I stand by my list, there was name that felt conspicuous by his absence.

Posted on 4th June 2014

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Kaite Welsh’s Top Ten Scottish Writers

The problem with identifying your top ten British authors is that there are so many to choose from – you’d think narrowing it down to a specific country would make it a bit easier. That proved not to be the case, so I limited it to Scottish authors who are alive at the time of…