Fiction Uncovered FM 87.9

Fiction Uncovered presented its inaugural four day pop-up FM radio station broadcasting from Foyles bookshop, Charing Cross Road from 20 – 23 June 2012 which broadcast live from 87.9FM and was also streamed live online.

The radio station featured content around the eight selected titles as well as a much wider range of fiction.

Podcasts of each of the 2012 shows is now available for download on iTunes.

See below for details of who popped in to the pop-up:

WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE 2012

Presenter: Katy Guest, Fiction Uncovered 2012 judge and Literary Editor at the Independent on Sunday

11am: Fiction Uncovered 2012 author Doug Johnstone reads fromand talks about Hit and Run with Fiction Uncovered judge Matt Thorne

11.30am: Ian McEwan Lecture on Originality, Courtesy of Royal Society of Literature

12pm: Reading and Q&A with writer Stella Duffy

12:30pm: Wasifiri panel on Asian Bloomsbury with Professor Susheila Nasta and Dr Florian Stadler from the Beyond the Frame project

1pm: Panel discussion on crime fiction with John Grindrod, Faber and Faber; Jake Kerridge, Telegraph; Cathi Unsworth, author, with book giveaway from Bello books

1:30pm: Fiction Uncovered 2012 author Susanna Jones reads from and talks about When Nights Were Cold with Fiction Uncovered judge Matt Thorne

2pm: Reading and Q&A with writer Philip Hensher, in conversation with Katy Guest

2:30pm: Salon London live special with host Helen Bagnall, joined by Michael Brooks, Odette Toilette and Flexie Musio

3:30pm – 4pm: Foyles Daily Drama, The Foil, part one of the exclusive radio drama by Gabriel Bisset-Smith

THURSDAY 21 JUNE 2012

Presenter: Damian Barr, journalist, playwright, host of Soho House Literary Salon and Fiction Uncovered judge 2011

11am: Fiction Uncovered 2012 author Cressida Connolly reads from and talks about My Former Heartwith Fiction Uncovered Chair of Judges 2012 John Sutherland

11:30am: Richard Kelly discusses how they’re uncovering fiction at Faber Finds, with Marcel Theroux novelist and broadcaster and Andrew Male, Mojo magazine

12pm: Reading and Q and A with Jake Arnott

12:30pm: Advice for aspiring writers of literary fiction from Jenny Hewson, Rogers, Coleridge & White literary agency; Hannah Westland, Serpent’s Tail; and Emily Rhodes, Daunt Books

1pm: Panel discussion on ‘the ethical reader’ with Sophie Rochester, The Literary Platform and Fiction Uncovered; Tom Chivers, Penned in the Margins and Andrew Furlow, Icon Books.

1:30pm: Fiction Uncovered 2012 author Jill Dawson reads from and talks about Lucky Bunnywith Fiction Uncovered judge Jasper Sutcliffe, Foyles

2pm: Panel Discussion on Specialist Prizes with Jill Dawson, author selected for Fiction Uncovered 2012, Catherine Hall, judge on Green Carnation Prize and selected for Fiction Uncovered 2011 and Jonathan Ruppin, Online Editor at Foyles Bookshops

2:30pm: Shoreditch House Literary Salon – podcast with Chris Cleave

3:30pm – 4pm: Foyles Daily Drama, The Foil, an exclusive radio play set around Foyles by Gabriel Bisset-Smith

FRIDAY 22 JUNE 2012

Presenter: Fiction Uncovered 2012 Judge, writer, novelist and journalist Matt Thorne

11am: Fiction Uncovered 2012 author David Park reads from and talks about The Light of Amsterdam with Fiction Uncovered Chair of Judges 2012 John Sutherland

11.30am: Bloomsbury Institute podcast: Short Stories with Jon McGregor, DW Wilson and Roshi Fernando

12pm: Is digital making ‘literary fiction’ genre fiction? With Philip Jones, The Bookseller and FutureBook; Julia Kingsford, World Book Night; Jonathan Ruppin, Foyles

12:30pm: Advice for writers from ethnic minority backgrounds from Susan Yearwood, Susan Yearwood Literary Agency; Rukhsana Yasmin, The Westbourne Press; and Vivian Archer, Newham Bookshop

1pm: Panel discussion on Independent Booksellers Week with Jasper Sutcliffe, Foyles and Fiction Uncovered 2012 Judge; Meryl Halls, Booksellers Association; Vivian Archer, Newham Bookshop; and Eleanor Lowenthal, Pages of Hackney

1.30pm: Fiction Uncovered 2012 author Dan Rhodes reads from and talks about This is Life with Fiction Uncovered judge Jasper Sutcliffe, Foyles

2pm: English PEN panel on translation, chaired by Max Porter, Granta and Portobello Books, with writer and translator Daniel Hahn, Katharina Bielenberg, MacLehose Press, and Jonathan Ruppin, Foyles

2:30pm: The Granta podcast with Rachel Seiffert

3:30pm – 4pm: Foyles Daily Drama, The Foil, a radio play by Gabriel Bisset-Smith

SATURDAY 23 JUNE 2012

Presenter: Fiction Uncovered 2012 Judge, writer, novelist and journalist Matt Thorne

11am: Fiction Uncovered 2012 author Tibor Fischer reads from and talks about Crushed Mexican Spiders with Fiction Uncovered 2012 judge Matt Thorne

11:30am: Faber podcast

12pm: Reading and Q&A with Stuart Evers

12:30pm: Advice for aspiring writers of science fiction from Bella Pagan, Tor; John Berlyne, Zeno Literary Agency; and Den Patrick, Blackwells

1pm: Panel discussion on diversity in publishing with Val Brandes (Jacaranda Books) and Bobby Nayyar (Equip and Limehouse)

1:30pm: Fiction Uncovered 2012 author Peter Benson reads from and talks about Two Cows and a Vanful of Smoke with Fiction Uncovered 2012 judge Jasper Sutcliffe

2pm: Geoff Dyer in conversation with Matt Thorne

2:30pm: Courttia Newland in conversation with Matt Thorne

3:00pm: David Baddiel in conversation with Matt Thorne

3:30pm – 4pm: Foyles Daily Drama, The Foil, the final part of our special Fiction Uncovered FM radio play by Gabriel Bisset-Smith

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