Posted on 31st July 2015

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David Whitehouse on Resonance FM

To celebrate this year’s winners, Jerwood Fiction Uncovered FM returned to the airwaves on Sunday 21 June. The annual radio station is dedicated to discussing great British fiction. Listen to David Whitehouse in conversation with 2015 Judge Simon Savidge:   Fiction Uncovered 2015 Pt 3 – Simon Savidge talks to David Whitehouse by Resonance Fm on…

Posted on 30th July 2015

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Backlist: David Whitehouse

Bed A Novel By David Whitehouse Bed was published in 2011 by Canongate in the UK, Scribner in the US and 16 other countries. It won The Betty Trask Prize 2012. Mal Ede, a child of untamed manners and unbounded curiosity, is the eccentric eldest son of an otherwise typical middle-class family. But as the wonders…

Posted on 29th July 2015

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Reviews: Mobile Library

Powerful, eccentric . . . Whitehouse’s writing is energetic and pacey, spiked with startling moments of tenderness and superbly controlled. Don’t wait for the inevitable film (The Times) A beautifully written ode to childhood innocence (Marie Claire) The quirkiest plot we’ve seen for a while . . . making for a magical literary tour that…

Posted on 28th July 2015

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Celebrating the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize Winners: David Whitehouse

Every week until the beginning of September, we’re celebrating one of this year’s Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winning authors. This week we’re celebrating 2015 winner, David Whitehouse who won with his novel, Mobile Library. “When you step away from The Mobile Library it will be with a grin on your face. Whitehouse’s brave, monstrous, loving exploration of…

Posted on 25th July 2015

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A Q&A with Lavie Tidhar

How would you describe A Man Lies Dreaming to a reading group? It’s about a Yiddish pulp writer in Auschwitz who dreams up an elaborate escape, in which the Nazis never came to power and a former dictator becomes a disgraced private eye in London in 1939… I think of it as a very dark…

Posted on 24th July 2015

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Lavie Tidhar on Resonance FM

To celebrate this year’s winners, Jerwood Fiction Uncovered FM returned to the airwaves on Sunday 21 June. The annual radio station is dedicated to discussing great British fiction. Listen to Lavie Tidhar in conversation with 2015 Judge, Simon Savidge:   Fiction Uncovered 2015 – Simon Savidge speaks with Lavie Tidhar by Resonance Fm on Mixcloud  …

Posted on 23rd July 2015

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Backlist: Lavie Tidhar

We often receive feedback on how, through the prize, a reader has not only been introduced to a fantastic writer for the very first time, but they have also discovered that the writer has an exciting backlist of work. Today, we take a look at the backlist of this year’s winner, Lavie Tidhar. Lavie has an extensive…

Posted on 22nd July 2015

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Reviews: A Man Lies Dreaming

The Guardian’s Best SF Novels of 2014 Selection  The Scotland Herald Best Crime Novels of 2014 Selection LA Review of Books Favourite Crime Novels of 2014 Selection Locus Magazine Recommended Reading List 2014 “A twisted masterpiece” – The Guardian “Unmissable” – The Telegraph “Theodor Adorno said that to write poetry after Auschwitz was barbaric. To which…

Posted on 21st July 2015

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Celebrating the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winners: Lavie Tidhar

Each week, over the next eight, we will be celebrating one of this year’s Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winning authors. This week we’re celebrating 2015 winner, Lavie Tidhar who won with his book, A Man Lies Dreaming. “With this novel Lavie Tidhar mixes hardboiled noir, dystopia and magical realism to create a dark and thought provoking novel,…

Posted on 18th July 2015

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A Q&A with Susan Barker

We spoke with Susan Barker about her novel The Incarnations (Doubleday), what it means to be a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winner and the landscape of British fiction. How would you describe The Incarnations to a reading group?  The Incarnations is about a taxi driver in Beijing who finds an anonymous letter in his cab. The letter…

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