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 26th February 2012
Posted on 16th January 2012
Fiction Uncovered asked Twitter, our 2011-2 steering committee, our 2011 selected authors, and our regular contributors to suggest a 2011 UK fiction publication (novel, short story, graphic novel) they feel didn’t get the attention it deserved. Here is our round-up of their picks for the most unjustly neglected books of 2011: The Great Night by Chris…
Posted on 21st November 2011
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 20th September 2011
The tension is maintained right up to the final revelation of the ‘betrayal’ – ‘O what a tangled web we weave’…! When I reached the final pages, I was left with the feeling that this was a book that I shall revisit at some time in the future and which is definitely worthy of being ‘uncovered’.”
Posted on 9th September 2011
Off the Shelf at Blacks club in Soho is a new literature collaboration between Blacks members club, the Writers Guild of Great Britain Books Committee and Fiction Uncovered. It’s a series of monthly, one day residencies for fiction writers – on the last Monday of the month.
Posted on 25th July 2011
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 19th May 2011
‘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…