Posted on 23rd April 2014

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Bodies of Light

Each chapter of Sarah Moss’s excellent new novel is prefaced by the description of a painting, by either Alfred Moberley or his friend Aubrey West, giving title, date, provenance, and then a catalogue description. (Think of them as vaguely pre-Raphaelite; the novel is set in Manchester and London from the 1850s to the end of…

Posted on 7th December 2011

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Fiction Uncovered 2011 title The Proof of Love by Catherine Hall wins 2011 Green Carnation Prize

Fiction Uncovered is pleased to announce that one of our 2011 titles, The Proof of Love by Catherine Hall, has been awarded the 2011 Green Carnation Prize. The prize, which launched in 2010, celebrates the writing of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) authors. The 2011 shortlist included  Jackie Kay and Colm Toibin. The Proof of Love, set during…

Posted on 21st November 2011

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The Proof of Love by Catherine Hall nominated for the London Book Award and shortlisted for the Green Carnation Prize

Fiction Uncovered is pleased to announce that one of our 2011 titles, The Proof of Love by Catherine Hall, has been nominated for the London Book Award 2012 and shortlisted for the Green Carnation Prize 2011. The London Book Award is part of the London Awards for Art and Performance, which recognize artists who have made…

Posted on 21st November 2011

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The Water Theatre by Lindsay Clarke longlisted for the 2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

Fiction Uncovered is delighted to announce that one of its 2011 titles, The Water Theatre by Lindsay Clarke, has been longlisted for the €100,000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for 2012, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English. Libraries from 122 cities and 45 countries nominated books for…

Posted on 9th August 2011

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Nimrod’s Shadow

In a decade when it’s become somewhat commonplace to divide a novel between several converging storylines, Chris Paling’s latest work stands out as one that manages to eschew quiet resignation to this modish category of fiction. Indeed, despite adhering quite faithfully to many of the facets that typify the trend, including time periods chosen to…

Posted on 25th July 2011

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The Water Theatre

In an interview concurrent with the release of The Water Theatre, Lindsay Clarke claims that ‘the unconscious mind is the seabed of the imagination’. This is certainly true for his characters, who dream relentless, lurid dreams that are often more telling than their dialogue, and the book has an unfaltering mystic and hallucinatory undercurrent running…

Posted on 24th May 2011

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The Proof of Love

In 1976, a Cambridge mathematician named Spencer Little travels to the Lake District for the summer, intending to work on the proof that will secure him a fellowship. He takes a job on the farm of Hartley and Mary Dodds, and finds a friend in their ten-year-old daughter Alice. It takes a while for the…

Posted on 19th May 2011

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Forgetting Zoë

‘The dark, unflinching tale of ten-year-old Zoe, abducted and imprisoned after a chance encounter.  While Thurman viscerally proves the apple never falls far from the tree, Zoe must find a way to outwit and escape from her perverse captor. A grim story written with extraordinary skill.’ Fiction Uncovered Judges 2011 Synopsis: Zoë Nielsen was just…

Posted on 19th May 2011

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The Water Theatre

‘Clarke’s family saga is a book with enormous sweep: with a story that takes us from working class Yorkshire to cultured Umbria, and to a newly independent West African state.’ Fiction Uncovered Judges 2011 Synposis: As war-reporter Martin Crowther arrives in Umbria, still raw from a recent assignment in Africa, and from a failing…

Posted on 19th May 2011

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Disputed Land

‘As the Cannons gather in the Welsh marshes for Christmas, young Theo is initiated into the politics of family. Pears is an author whose impressive body of work should be much more widely appreciated.’ Fiction Uncovered Judges 2011 Synopsis: Leonard and Rosemary Cannon summon their middle-aged offspring, along with partners and children, to the family…

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