Posted on 1st December 2015

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News: Ben Myers

Congratulations to 2015 longlisted author Ben Myers, who has won The Portico Prize For Literature 2015 with his novel, Beastings (Bluemoose Books). Fiction judge, Professor Andrew Biswell, said: “The books have provoked a variety of emotions – as all great writing should – of which pleasure has been the strongest.” The awards, given every two years…

Posted on 29th October 2015

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Lavie Tidhar: Two Weeks in Toji

For the second year running, a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize writer has taken up residency at Toji Cultural Foundation, South Korea. The residency is supported by the British Council. Only a week ago I was at Toji, and now that I’m back home, and back to the hustle and bustle of London and life in…

Posted on 27th October 2015

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News: Bethan Roberts

2015 winner, Bethan Roberts has announced her new drama series, The View from the Windows will be on the BBC Radio 4 programme, Woman’s Hour. The series explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people. It’s 1954 and the avant-garde commercial artist Monica Rawlins finds herself alone, in the middle-of-nowhere rural Cardiganshire, breeding geese….

Posted on 9th September 2015

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Alex Wheatle announced as Guest Editor

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

Posted on 8th September 2015

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Carys Davies to speak at Word Factory salon, 19 September

Join this year’s Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winner, Carys Davieswho will be speaking at the forthcoming Word Factory Autumn Salon at Waterstones, Piccadilly on 19 September (6-8pm). Carys will read from her short story collection, The Redemption of Galen Pike, which not only won the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize this year, but went on to win the Frank O’Connor International Short Story…

Posted on 5th September 2015

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Q&A with Carys Davies

How would you describe The Redemption of Galen Pike to a reading group? The Redemption of Galen Pike is a collection of short stories about love, death, survival, and the secrets we keep from other people. If I’d included an epigraph it would probably have been these lines from the late, great American novelist, James Salter: ‘There are…

Posted on 2nd September 2015

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Reviews: The Redemption of Galen Pike

‘Carys Davies is a gifted writer. A true original. Her magical yet weirdly believable stories transport you in a breath into other lives and worlds, without a word wasted. Full of surprises.’ —Maggie Gee ‘On “Hwang”: A perfectly judged moment of comedy … I laughed out loud at the same point every time I read…

Posted on 1st September 2015

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Celebrating the Winners of the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015: Carys Davies

Every week for the last seven, we have celebrated one of this year’s Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winning authors. This week we’re celebrating 2015 winner, Carys Davies who won with her short story collection, The Redemption of Galen Pike. “Every story in this stunning collection is a gem and completely unlike what follows or precedes it. Davies’…

Posted on 28th August 2015

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Jo Mazelis reads from her novel, Significance

Listen to Jo Mazelis read from the first chapter of her novel, Significance (Seren Books) here:   Jo Mazelis is the author of short stories, non-fiction and poetry. Her collection of stories, Diving Girls (Parthian, 2002), was short-listed for the Commonwealth ‘Best First Book’ and Wales Book of the Year. Her second book, Circle Games (Parthian, 2005), was long-listed for Wales Book…

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?

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