Posted on 25th August 2015

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Celebrating the Winners of the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize: Jo Mazelis

Every week until the beginning of September, we’re celebrating one of this year’s Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winning authors.

This week we’re celebrating 2015 winner, Jo Mazelis who won with her novel, Significance.

“A must read for anyone who loves literary fiction and believes they would never read a crime novel.” (Cathy Galvin,  journalist, poet and Director of The Word Factory)

Keep an eye out for updates over the coming week and have a read of the first chapter here.


JoMazelisJo Mazelis is a published writer of short stories, non-fiction and poetry. Her collection of stories, Diving Girls (Parthian, 2002), was short-listed for the Commonwealth ‘Best First Book’ and Wales Book of the Year. Her second book, Circle Games (Parthian, 2005), was long-listed for Wales Book of the Year. Her stories and poetry have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in various anthologies and magazines, and translated into Danish.

Born and educated in Swansea Jo returned to her home town in 1991 after working in London for many years. During the 1980s she worked as a graphic designer, photographer and illustrator for the magazines City LimitsWomen’s ReviewSpare RibUndercurrentsEverywoman and New Dance.

Significance is published by Seren Books. 


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