Posted on 24th May 2012

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Fiction Uncovered 2012 Titles Announced

Fiction Uncovered announces it Best of British titles for summer reading 2012 “We are living, in this country, through a golden age of fiction.” John Sutherland, the Lord Northcliffe Emeritus Professor of Modern English Literature at UCL Fiction Uncovered, the annual promotion that seeks out the best of British fiction, announced its 2012 selection on…

Posted on 18th May 2012

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Publishing and the diversity elephant in the room

Guest blog post by Irenosen Okojie If you’re an aspiring writer the road to getting published can be tricky, soul destroying and tumultuous. Akin to climbing Mount Everest or participating in the world’s hottest chilli eating contest – surely the writhing on the floor and breaking into sweat isn’t dissimilar? A publishing deal can seem…

Posted on 15th May 2012

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Romesh Gunesekera on English in the Second Elizabethan Age

Romesh Gunesekera, the Sri Lanka-born British author of four novels, including his debut Reef (1994), which was shortlisted for both the Booker Prize for Fiction and the Guardian Fiction Prize, belongs to a post-Rushdie generation of writers working in a new global English. In the piece below, originally written for the 2012 Royal Society of…

Posted on 2nd May 2012

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Literary Death Match at Land of Kings Festival

An invitation from Literary Death Match: Celebrating the hippest hottest neighbourhood in London town, May 4th marks Literary Death Match’s first love-in with Land of Kings Festival in the stunning surrounds of Dalston’s Arcola Theatre. Presented by Fiction Uncovered and sponsored by Picador, it’s a perfect setting for electrifying the audience with word-play genius, laughter and wonderment. We have an inimitable quadruplet of…