Posted on 24th June 2015

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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,…

Posted on 24th June 2015

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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…

Posted on 19th June 2015

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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…

Posted on 18th June 2015

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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…

Posted on 12th June 2015

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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…

Posted on 5th June 2015

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Finding the time to read

We all live very busy lives and there are now more things than ever vying for our attention. Messages appear on our phones demanding a reply, time is spent crafting witty Facebook updates or Tweets, emails flood your Inbox, amusing gifs need to be shared; generally the entire Internet is there to distract you. Added together, these distractions, while…

Posted on 3rd June 2015

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Adventures With Words duo announced as Guest Editors

We are delighted to announce that the Adventures With Words duo, Kate Neilan and Rob Chilver will be joining us as Guest Editors on FictionUncovered.co.uk over the next month. Check the website, Twitter and Facebook feeds for their articles, the first of which will be posted later this week. Our previous Guest Editors have been Naomi Frisby, Simon Savidge, David Hebblethwaite, Kaite Welsh and Anita…

Posted on 2nd June 2015

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Spread The Word announce the second London Short Story Festival

London’s writer development agency Spread The Word have announced the second London Short Story Festival. The festival will include talks, workshops and master classes, Q&A’s and readings from some of the world’s finest short story authors including: Ben Okri, Kevin Barry, Laura van den Berg, Jon McGregor, Dame Marina Warner, Deborah Levy, Cynan Jones, Carys…