Posted on 5th August 2014

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Mr Loverman

In 2014, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize worked with the Regional Literature Development Agencies to find reading groups across the UK to read the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize-winning titles. Mr Loverman by Bernadine Everisto was read by the Lye Down With a Good Book Reading Group from Lye and below are reviews from its reading…

Posted on 19th June 2014

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Mr Loverman

Mr Loverman lives up to his name.  In Evaristo’s hands he is a funky, feisty, hugely adorable man   -she takes a difficult subject and imbues it with wit, passion and honesty. I loved it and I’d marry him… if only he would have me…” Julia Wharton, Jerwood Charitable Foundation Trustee Synopsis: Barrington Jedidiah Walker is seventy-four…

Posted on 5th June 2013

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The Village

The broadcaster Alistair Cooke once spoke about the “conflict between professional pride and human revulsion, between having the feelings and then having to sit down and write them.” The protagonist of Nikita Lalwani’s clear-eyed latest novel, The Village, does not see this conflict coming until it explodes in her face. Optimistic young camerawoman Ray Bullar…

Posted on 15th May 2013

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The Colour of Milk

Nell Leyshon is a master of deception. A short story writer, Orange long-listed author, and playwright, she relates powerful, uncomfortable themes through strong voices that tell simple, profound stories. In her 2009 novel, Devotion, siblings Tilly and Grace recounted the devastating effects of a crumbling marriage from their child’s-eye view. In The Colour of Milk,…

Posted on 14th May 2013

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The Village

‘Lalwani has a rare gift for getting inside character…a tough, engaging and often funny read where all your preconceptions will be overturned and no-one is quite how they seem.’ Louise Doughty Novelist, Playwright & Critic The Village by Nikita Lalwani is a disturbing and utterly gripping modern morality tale set in contemporary India. On a…

Posted on 14th May 2013

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The Colour of Milk

‘Imaginatively conceived, Nell Leyshon has perfectly captured characters in beautiful prose filled with truth, hope and anticipation that makes this novel a pure joy to read.’ Sandeep Mahal Head of the Reading Partners Scheme at The Reading Agency Synopsis: ‘this is my book and i am writing it by my own hand’ The year is…

Posted on 1st November 2012

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You Came Back

On a snowy December night in Columbus, Ohio, Mark Fife is disturbed by a woman who looks at him through a coffee-shop window. He is planning to ask his girlfriend, Allison, to marry him. He is settled: “He had come all the way into his new self.” Gradually, we learn that this surface calm masks…

Posted on 19th October 2010

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The stepping stones to good writing

“We’ll have put in place a few more stepping stones to help more good writing reach those who appreciate it most, and to launch a few more fresh and original stories into the world.”

Posted on 15th July 2010

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Events

AUTUMN 2015 Big Impact: Small Story. Where does the British short story go next? Waterstones, Piccadilly. Thursday, 12 November 2015, 7.30pm to 9.00pm The Word Factory is delighted to launch the Penguin Book of the British Short Story – a discerning selection of the best of British short fiction from Daniel Defoe to Zadie Smith edited…