Posted on 22nd October 2015

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The Incarnations Review by The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered London Reading Group 2015

“This is a beautifully written book, very clever. I love the intertwining of present and past through these biography letters Wang receives mysteriously, allowing the reader to visit these fantastical worlds in well known Chinese historical eras. Absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to read Susan Barker’s next book.” MediahAhmed   “All of the incarnations end…

Posted on 18th July 2015

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A Q&A with Susan Barker

We spoke with Susan Barker about her novel The Incarnations (Doubleday), what it means to be a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winner and the landscape of British fiction. How would you describe The Incarnations to a reading group?  The Incarnations is about a taxi driver in Beijing who finds an anonymous letter in his cab. The letter…

Posted on 17th July 2015

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Susan Barker on Resonance FM

To celebrate this year’s winners, Jerwood Fiction Uncovered FM returned to the airwaves on Sunday 21 June. The annual radio station is dedicated to discussing great British fiction. Listen to Susan Barker in conversation with 2015 judge, Matt Bates: Fiction Uncovered pt.2 – 21st June 2015 (with Matt Bates and Susan Barker) by Resonance Fm on…

Posted on 15th July 2015

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Reviews: The Incarnations by Susan Barker

“A thrilling journey through a thousand years of obsession and betrayal, this is the most extraordinary work of imagination you’ll read all year.” Adam Johnson,  Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Orphan Master’s Son “An extraordinary novel. Erudite, intriguing and compulsively readable, The Incarnations takes the reader on an intimate and mesmerizing journey through Chinese history. Susan…

Posted on 14th July 2015

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Celebrating the winners of the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize

Each week, over the next eight, we will be celebrating one of this year’s Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winning authors. Susan Barker who won this year with her novel, The Incarnations is kicking off the eight-week promotion. “The Incarnations is a brutal and yet beautiful novel of love, life and death, betrayal, revenge and obsession set…

Posted on 23rd June 2015

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The Incarnations

“This is a brutal and yet beautiful novel of love, life and death, betrayal, revenge and obsession set in contemporary Beijing that takes the reader on an extraordinary journey through thousands of years of Chinese history. A feast for all the senses.” Matt Bates, fiction buyer at WH Smith Travel Synopsis: Beijing, 2008, the Olympics…