Posted on 15th September 2016

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Matt Haig’s The Humans chosen for Kingston University’s Big Read scheme

2014’s Chair of Judges, Matt Haig, has been chosen for Kingston University’s Big Read scheme. The scheme, which is based on similar projects in the US, was set up by Kingston University in 2015 to create a community through shared reading. The scheme sends a limited-edition copy of a book to all new undergraduate and…

Posted on 19th July 2016

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Carys Davies published in Ploughshares’ 45th anniversary issue

2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winner, Carys Davies, has been published in Ploughshares Summer 2016 issue. The story “The Testimonie of Alyss Tee” is part of a special 45th anniversary all-prose issue, guest edited by novelist Claire Messud and literary critic James Wood. Ploughshares are best known for their award-winning literary magazine, which is published…

Posted on 1st June 2016

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2016 Betty Trask Prize shortlist announced

The Society of Authors have announced the 2016 Betty Trask Prize shortlist. This year’s shortlist is an impressive collection of first novels by writers under 35. Subjects and settings are excitingly diverse, ranging from a window-cleaner to a watchmaker, a rain-soaked valley to the ancient kingdom of Benin. The shortlisted authors are: GLASS by ALEX CHRISTOFI (Serpent’s…

Posted on 31st May 2016

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Past prize-winners at Folio Academy Sessions

For the third year running, the Folio Prize Foundation and the British Library host some of the world’s finest writers and their guests. Over the weekend of the 18 – 19th June 2016, the Folio Academy Sessions bring together great writers and their chosen guests to discuss storytelling and the pressing subjects of our time,…

Posted on 13th April 2016

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Carys Davies announced amongst The New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers 2016-2017 Fellows

The New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers has selected its 18th class of Fellows: 15 exceptionally talented independent scholars, academics, and creative writers, whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Chosen out of 310 applicants from 28 countries,…

Posted on 7th April 2016

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Introducing the Holland Park School Reading Group

We are thrilled to announce our next reading group: students from Holland Park School. Check the website, Twitter and Facebook feeds for their reviews, the first of which will be posted next week. The Sixth Form and Senior Book Clubs at Holland Park School are comprised of students aged 15 to 18. We meet termly in the school’s Main Library…

Posted on 30th March 2016

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Arvon launches new writers retreat at its Shropshire Centre

Arvon, renowned for its unique residential creative writings courses, is opening a dedicated writers’ retreat facility at its Shropshire centre. The Clockhouse, a converted 19th century building in the grounds of The Hurst, has been carefully refurbished to provide four self-contained apartments for writers, each with bedroom, study-lounge and bathroom. The Writers Retreat at The…

Posted on 10th March 2016

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New Prize launched for British/British resident BAME Writers

Last month, Sunny Singh and Nikesh Shukla launched The Jhalak Prize for the book of the year by a writer of colour. Awarded annually, this prize will seek out the best books by British/British resident BAME writers and award one winner £1,000. All genres will be eligible, including fiction, non-fiction, short story, graphic novel, poetry,…

Posted on 8th March 2016

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Eight British Authors Longlisted for the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

Today, eight British titles were announced on the twenty-strong longlist for the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Titles include: Kate Atkinson’s A God in Ruins (Doubleday) relates the life of Teddy Todd – would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather – as he navigates the perils and progress of…

Posted on 1st March 2016

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Fiction Uncovered in 2016

The organisers of Fiction Uncovered, the UK initiative that has championed British fiction writers since 2010, announces today that the annual prize will not run in Summer 2016. The initiative will continue, and in 2016 a dedicated website at fictionuncovered.co.uk will continue to celebrate British fiction year-round with reviews, interviews and guest posts. Fiction Uncovered…

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