Posted on 22nd October 2015

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A Man Lies Dreaming Review by The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered London Reading Group 2015

A Man Lies Dreaming purports to be an interwoven narrative following ‘Wolf’ (quickly revealed to be Hitler) and Schlomer. Schlomer the choice of the second narrator ‘in another time and place’, is as ‘real’ a person as Hitler a Pulp fiction author but most readers would be unaware of this for he left no mark on popular culture his…

Posted on 13th October 2015

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Lavie Tidhar: Writer in Residence at Toji Cultural Foundation, South Korea

For the second year running, a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winning writer has taken up residency at Toji Cultural Foundation, South Korea. The residency is supported by the British Council. After his first week as writer in residence, Lavie Tidhar shares his thoughts: I arrived in Korea at the end of Chuseok, the “festival of the harvest…

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 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 23rd June 2015

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A Man Lies Dreaming

“With this novel Lavie Tidhar mixes hardboiled noir, dystopia and magical realism to create a dark and thought provoking novel, sure to compel the reader whilst making them face the darker sides of humanity. It is a book about war, power, politics and religion whilst being a page turning thriller which gives a new and…