Posted on 30th March 2016

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Arvon launches new writers retreat at its Shropshire Centre

Arvon, renowned for its unique residential creative writings courses, is opening a dedicated writers’ retreat facility at its Shropshire centre. The Clockhouse, a converted 19th century building in the grounds of The Hurst, has been carefully refurbished to provide four self-contained apartments for writers, each with bedroom, study-lounge and bathroom. The Writers Retreat at The…

Posted on 10th March 2016

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New Prize launched for British/British resident BAME Writers

Last month, Sunny Singh and Nikesh Shukla launched The Jhalak Prize for the book of the year by a writer of colour. Awarded annually, this prize will seek out the best books by British/British resident BAME writers and award one winner £1,000. All genres will be eligible, including fiction, non-fiction, short story, graphic novel, poetry,…

Posted on 8th March 2016

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Eight British Authors Longlisted for the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

Today, eight British titles were announced on the twenty-strong longlist for the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Titles include: Kate Atkinson’s A God in Ruins (Doubleday) relates the life of Teddy Todd – would-be poet, heroic World War II bomber pilot, husband, father, and grandfather – as he navigates the perils and progress of…

Posted on 1st March 2016

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Fiction Uncovered in 2016

The organisers of Fiction Uncovered, the UK initiative that has championed British fiction writers since 2010, announces today that the annual prize will not run in Summer 2016. The initiative will continue, and in 2016 a dedicated website at will continue to celebrate British fiction year-round with reviews, interviews and guest posts. Fiction Uncovered…