Posted on 30th July 2014

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Summer Reads by Anita Sethi

July might be both the cruelest or kindest month of all for authors and publishers, depending on whether they’ve made the cut for the Man Booker longlist, one of the most tense times in the literary calendar with the announcement of that “Man Booker Dozen” as it is known, and the subsequent delight, disappointment and debate.

Posted on 23rd July 2014

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Winning books on offer at WHSmith Travel

Now it’s even easier to read all of this year’s prize winners. Until 17 September, all eight Jerwood Fiction Uncovered prize winning books are buy one, get one half price in WHSmith Travel. Find the winning books in the Recommends section of WHSmith Travel stores, including airports and major rail stations.

Posted on 23rd July 2014

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Catch up on the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize at Resonance FM

On Sunday 13 July the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize took over the Resonance FM airwaves. If you missed this special event, you can now listen again on Soundcloud.

Posted on 17th July 2014

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Anita Sethi on fiction and music

Pianos, violins, lutes, mandolins, string quartets, tin drums. Jazz, blues, reggae, rave, symphonies. Waltzes, ballet. Open the pages of fiction, and all manner of music might flood out – both as a theme as well as in lyrical and rhythmic cadences of the prose itself.

Posted on 15th July 2014

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Wyld, Jones & Wood to speak at Word Factory salon

Jerwood Fiction Uncovered winners Evie Wyld (All the Birds, Singing), Cynan Jones (The Dig) and Naomi Wood (Mrs. Hemingway) will be speaking at the forthcoming summer salon hosted by the Word Factory team at Waterstone’s, Piccadilly on Saturday 26th July 2014. The three winners will be joined by the Word Factory’s Paul McVeigh. The evening…

Posted on 15th July 2014

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South Korea Blog #4

On my final evening at Toji we had a party. Several of the others would also be leaving that weekend so we got together in the common room for a few drinks. A couple of writers read poems written during their time at the foundation and, through a collaborative effort, the group managed to summarise or explain them to me in English.

Posted on 11th July 2014

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Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize at Resonance FM

The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize will take over the airwaves of award-winning London based radio station Resonance 104.4fm on Sunday 13 July. Hosted by Arifa Akbar, literary editor of The Independent and one of this year’s prize judges, Jerwood Fiction Uncovered FM will broadcast from 12 noon until 5pm this Sunday 13 July. Listeners within…

Posted on 9th July 2014

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South Korea Blog #3

Weekends at Toji tend to be quiet as many of the writers and artists return home to catch up with family or work. On Sunday there were just five of us here and we drove out to a restaurant in the forest for lunch. The restaurant turned out to be a single table in a house that belongs to a potter and artist and they serve just one party a day. To get to the table we went through rooms stacked high with pottery and craftwork to a small bright room with views of the mountains and forest. Most of the food – kimchi, rice, all kinds of mountain roots and leaves I could never identify – is grown on the land around the house. It was a peaceful afternoon and a welcome break from the novel.

Posted on 9th July 2014

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Resonance 104.4fm Announces A Major Commitment To Books Coverage

Tony White, author and chair of the board of directors of Resonance104.4fm, London’s award-winning arts radio station, today confirmed a sustained commitment to regular books programming across the Resonance104.4fm schedules, in advance of Resonance’s special live broadcast of Jerwood Fiction Uncovered FM on 13 July.

Posted on 8th July 2014

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Anita Sethi on Experimental Fiction

In her second piece as Guest Editor Anita Sethi looks at experimental fiction and how the awarding of a major prize such as the Baileys Womens’ Prize for Fiction to Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-formed Thing may signal a shift into a new era of novelistic experimentation.

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