Fiction Uncovered announces the programme today (Tuesday 19th June 2012) for its four-day pop-up radio station FICTION UNCOVERED FM AT FOYLES from 20th – 23rd June 2012.
The Fiction Uncovered FM radio station which will be hosted at Foyles, Charing Cross Road and will include interviews, panel discussions and live literary salon events, as well as a specially commissioned radio drama by Gabriel Bisset-Smith (Royal Court/Soho Theatre) which will run over the four days.
Author interviews include all eight Fiction Uncovered authors: Peter Benson, Cressida Connolly, Jill Dawson, Tibor Fischer, Doug Johnston, Susanna Jones, David Park and Dan Rhodes.
There are also additional live interviews with other British writers including Jake Arnott, Stella Duffy, Geoff Dyer, Stuart Evers, Philip Hensher and Courttia Newland.
Hosts for the pop-up radio station are Damian Barr, Katy Guest and Matt Thorne.
Guest panels will discuss:
- Fiction in translation (with English PEN) with Daniel Hahn
- Asians in Bloomsbury (with Wasifiri and Beyond the Frame)
- Crime in fiction (with Cathi Unsworth)
- Diversity in publishing
- Uncovering fiction with Faber Finds Richard Kelly, with Marcel Theroux
- Ethical reading
- Literary fiction as a genre (with The Bookseller’s Philip Jones)
- The impact and worth of specialist fiction prizes (with Catherine Hall)
- Independent Booksellers Week
- Tips for aspiring literary, ethnic minority and SF writers with literary agents and commissioning editors
- Live tweet-ins from readers and writers, and questions from Foyles book buyers
Additional audio content has also kindly been provided by the Royal Society of Literature, Shoreditch Literary Salon, Granta, Faber and Bloomsbury – and includes recordings with Chris Cleave, Ian McEwan, Rachel Seiffert, Jon McGregor, DW Wilson and Roshi Fernando
Listeners in Central London can tune in to 87.9FM or the station will available simultaneously online at http://www.fictionuncovered.co.uk/radio/ – and shows will also be available to play from Fiction Uncovered’s website and available for download on iTunes.
Sophie Rochester, Director for Fiction Uncovered, said today:
“We hope the programme of our Fiction Uncovered FM pop-up radio station reflects the diversity and richness of British fiction being published today, and addresses some of the complex issues facing publishing today. We’re enormously grateful to Foyles for letting us host the event at their Charing Cross branch and look forward to this four-day fiction extravaganza.”
Miriam Robinson, Head of Marketing for Foyles Bookshop says:
“Fiction Uncovered continues to find innovative ways to champion writers and writing, so we are thrilled to find a home for their radio station at Foyles. They’ve put together a brilliant programme which should engage listeners over the four days and beyond.”
The full programme for Fiction Uncovered is online at http://www.fictionuncovered.co.uk/radio/