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 3rd June 2015

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Adventures With Words duo announced as Guest Editors

We are delighted to announce that the Adventures With Words duo, Kate Neilan and Rob Chilver will be joining us as Guest Editors on FictionUncovered.co.uk over the next month. Check the website, Twitter and Facebook feeds for their articles, the first of which will be posted later this week. Our previous Guest Editors have been Naomi Frisby, Simon Savidge, David Hebblethwaite, Kaite Welsh and Anita…

Posted on 10th June 2014

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Guest Editor for June announced: Anita Sethi

We are thrilled to announce that Anita Sethi will be joining us as Guest Editor on FictionUncovered.co.uk over the next month, during which we will see the announcement of the 8 winning authors of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014, on the evening of June 19. Check the website, Twitter and Facebook feeds for her articles the first of…

Posted on 21st May 2014

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Partners 2014

The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize is supported by retailers and other literary organisation activity. In-store and online promotions run alongside the Fiction Uncovered PR and marketing campaign and website activity, and reading groups and libraries across the UK get on board. Activity in 2014 includes:    WHSmith Travel is supporting the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize…

Posted on 9th January 2014

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Fiction Uncovered returns for 2014 and 2015

Fiction Uncovered has successfully secured National Lottery funding for the next two years from Arts Council England, through its Grants for the Arts scheme. The grant has been awarded to The Literary Platform, which will oversee the running of the promotion.

Posted on 16th April 2012

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The Pink Hotel

The cover of the book is probably an attempt to convey the kitschy complex glamour of Los Angeles, but comes off chicklit; the positive cover copy, from Helen Dunmore and Fay Weldon, actually refer to Anna Stothard’s first novel, Isabel and Rocco, published nearly a decade ago. The Pink Hotel had not received the attention…

Posted on 26th February 2012

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Off the Shelf: a new series of monthly, one-day residencies for fiction writers

On September 26, 2011, the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and Black’s Club, with support from Fiction Uncovered, launched Off the Shelf, a new series of monthly, one-day residencies for fiction writers. Off the Shelf’s first event featured Fiction Uncovered 2011 author Lindsay Clarke, author of seven novels, including 2010’s The Water Theatre and The Chymical Wedding, which won the Whitbread Award for Fiction in 1989….

Posted on 15th February 2012

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Today

‘And there was a thump—what she came later to describe as the thump—the sound of a suitcase being dropped’. The thump in question signifies the death of Joseph Conrad, the singular and shattering event around which David Miller’s novel Today is arranged.  This novel places us at a remove from the death itself, concerned less…

Posted on 1st February 2012

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Somewhere Else, or Even Here

I read a story in the Warwick Review last summer: “Sometimes Gulls Kill Other Gulls,” by A.J. Ashworth, whose work I didn’t know. It was spare, atmospheric writing, understated. A girl on a beach is befriended then bullied by a sinister boy. It involved an elderly dog that drowns in a rock pool in a…

Posted on 1st February 2012

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Fiction Uncovered by…Rachael Beale, web manager for the London Review of Books

Kevin Brockmeier – The Illumination A Pulitzer for Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge in 2009; the National Book Award for A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan in 2010; generous praise for Katie Ward’s Girl Reading, David Vann’s Legend of a Suicide, Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son, and many more – even as prejudice against the short…

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