The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015

The winners of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015 were announced in Summer 2015. You can find out more about last year’s winning titles here. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear Fiction Uncovered’s plans for 2016 – more news coming soon.

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15th September 2016

Matt Haig’s The Humans chosen for Kingston University’s Big Read scheme

2014’s Chair of Judges, Matt Haig, has been chosen for Kingston University’s Big Read scheme. The scheme, which is based on similar projects in the US, was set up by Kingston University in 2015 to create a community through shared reading. The scheme sends a limited-edition copy of a book to all new undergraduate and…

19th July 2016

Carys Davies published in Ploughshares’ 45th anniversary issue

2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winner, Carys Davies, has been published in Ploughshares Summer 2016 issue. The story “The Testimonie of Alyss Tee” is part of a special 45th anniversary all-prose issue, guest edited by novelist Claire Messud and literary critic James Wood. Ploughshares are best known for their award-winning literary magazine, which is published…

1st June 2016

2016 Betty Trask Prize shortlist announced

The Society of Authors have announced the 2016 Betty Trask Prize shortlist. This year’s shortlist is an impressive collection of first novels by writers under 35. Subjects and settings are excitingly diverse, ranging from a window-cleaner to a watchmaker, a rain-soaked valley to the ancient kingdom of Benin. The shortlisted authors are: GLASS by ALEX CHRISTOFI (Serpent’s…

31st May 2016

Past prize-winners at Folio Academy Sessions

For the third year running, the Folio Prize Foundation and the British Library host some of the world’s finest writers and their guests. Over the weekend of the 18 – 19th June 2016, the Folio Academy Sessions bring together great writers and their chosen guests to discuss storytelling and the pressing subjects of our time,…

13th April 2016

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,…

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Holland Park School review Mobile Library

David Whitehouse

“A light-hearted novel addressing pressing societal issues – such as domestic violence, single-parent households and mental illness – Mobile Library deals with such matters a sensitivity that transforms the reader’s mind. Being written in the style of a fairy-tale with an unorthodox ending, Whitehouse beautifully represents the role that serendipity plays in one’s life. He…

Mother Island Review by Portslade Library Book Group

Bethan Roberts

Mother Island provoked contrasting reactions in our book group and would be an excellent book for discussion. “Mother Island is a page-turner. I couldn’t put it down,” said one member, whilst others found the story simple and predictable. The author examines family relationships and the serious consequences when these break down.  Maggie abducts Samuel, the two year old son of her cousin Nula, for whom she has been…

Mobile Library Review by Peninsula Arts Reading Group

David Whitehouse

Mobile Library is a fable about fables and a book that oozes a love of children’s literature.  It is a tale of unlikely heroes and heroines, where the goodies are complex but the baddies are truly bad. The story explores many themes.  One is the nature of family and parenting, as it follows a group of characters as they steal and travel the country in a disguised mobile library….

The Offering Review by Close Encounters

Grace McCleen

The group agreed that “The Offering”, by Grace McCleen, was well-written and very readable. The vivid voice of the narrator carries the reader through the story: her description of the natural landscape of the island is sensuous throughout, while her ability to create a sense of foreboding, particularly around the house, garden and the office of Dr…

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

Susan Barker

“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…