Posted on 22nd August 2015

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Q&A with Emma Jane Unsworth

How would you describe Animals to a reading group? It’s about how friendships change as you get older. It’s about whether people – especially women – should stop doing certain things and start doing others when they hit a certain age, OR ELSE. It’s also full of filthy jokes. What inspired you to write Animals?

Posted on 19th August 2015

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Reviews: Animals

I wish I had written this book . . . Withnail with girls (CAITLIN MORAN) One of COMPANY’s 50 Books You Need to Read Before You Die Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth review – pills, thrills and bellyaches  This is a book you’ll be talking about for years to come. It marks Unsworth as…

Posted on 18th August 2015

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Celebrating the winners of the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winners: Emma Jane Unsworth

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, Emma Jane Unsworth who won with her novel, Animals. “A wise and very funny novel of two best friends, and the other companion in their lives – booze. Unsworth writes of this…

Posted on 23rd June 2015

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Animals

“A wise and very funny novel of two best friends, and the other companion in their lives – booze. Unsworth writes of this manic duo with a gritty, unsentimental realism overlaid with a sharp, intelligent style, and real empathy for her subjects. A novel that examines the values – and perils – of friendship and…

Posted on 19th October 2010

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Fiction Uncovered by… John Self, blogger

Keith Ridgway is a writer who, despite being feted by critics (as well as Irish and French literary prize juries), remains stubbornly little-known. He is funny, technically brilliant and has all the qualities that should by rights whisk him to the front of the Booker Prize shortlist. Like many Irish writers, his early work seemed…