Posted on 29th May 2015

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You Are What You Read

Do you ever reflect on the books you’re choosing to read? Why it is you’re drawn to particular titles/covers/genres? Whilst you muse on that, I want to recommend five brilliant writers whom you might want to consider for your next read.   Susan Barker The first writer I’ve chosen is Susan Barker. Her first two…

Posted on 21st May 2015

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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…

Posted on 13th May 2015

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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…

Posted on 13th May 2015

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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…

Posted on 5th May 2015

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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…

Posted on 5th May 2015

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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…