The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize announces its 2015 Chair of Judges today (Monday 26th January 2015). The eight works of British fiction to be awarded the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015 (worth £5,000 to each winning writer) will be chosen by a panel chaired by India Knight. The full judging panel will be announced shortly.
India Knight is the author of five non-fiction books: In Your Prime, the bestselling diet book Neris and India’s Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India’s Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook, The Thrift Book and The Shops. She has also written four novels: Mutton, My Life on a Plate, Don’t You Want Me and Comfort and Joy. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her partner and three children.
2015 marks the fifth anniversary for the literary initiative. The Fiction Uncovered promotion has been supported by National Lottery funding from Arts Council England, through its Grants for the Arts scheme, since it was set up in 2010. In 2014 the promotion became the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize with an £80,000 prize fund dedicated to authors by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation over two years. The new prize money makes the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize one of the biggest current overall prize funds available for British fiction writers.
The Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize develops wider audiences for emerging and deserving British writers via a major summer promotion supported by a wide network of partnerships, and seeks to promote writers of outstanding work, looking beyond the debut novelists and the bestsellers.
The previous Chair of Judges for Fiction Uncovered were Giles Foden, author (2011), John Sutherland, Emeritus Professor of English Literature (2012), Louise Jury, author (2013) and Matt Haig, author (2014).
The Submissions Deadline for the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize is on 23rd February 2015
How to Submit : Submissions Page
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