Posted on 12th September 2014

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The Language of Fiction

My first Fiction Uncovered column was about how I have found myself changing as a reader; this last one focuses more specifically on one of the ways of reading that I’ve become drawn to. For a while now, I’ve been taking more notice of the ways in which the tone and style of a piece of fiction can interact with, and add nuance to, its other aspects. To an extent, this is an artificial divide: books are, after all, made of words; you can’t really separate fiction from the way it’s written. In practice, however, it can be easy to take the language of fiction for granted – and to risk overlooking whole layers in the process.

Posted on 17th July 2014

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Anita Sethi on fiction and music

Pianos, violins, lutes, mandolins, string quartets, tin drums. Jazz, blues, reggae, rave, symphonies. Waltzes, ballet. Open the pages of fiction, and all manner of music might flood out – both as a theme as well as in lyrical and rhythmic cadences of the prose itself.

Posted on 24th June 2014

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Eight successful novels powerfully exploring failure

In her first piece as Guest Editor on the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize website this month, Anita Sethi explores the eight winning titles of the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014.

Posted on 6th May 2014

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Guest Editor announced for May: Kaite Welsh

We are delighted to announce that Kaite Welsh will be contributing to the Fiction Uncovered website as our Guest Editor for the month of May. We are asking authors, journalists and friends of Fiction Uncovered to contribute opinion pieces and reviews on a monthly basis for the duration of this year’s promotion. Check the website, Twitter…

Posted on 9th April 2014

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#readwomen2014

In the spirit of Joanna Walsh’s wonderful #readwomen2014, here are 10 names for the list, including 9 Fiction Uncovered selected authors and one brilliant Fiction Uncovered judge. Add them to your reading list this year!

Posted on 3rd April 2014

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Inaugural Guest Editor announced for Fiction Uncovered 2014

We are delighted to announce that Simon Savidge will be contributing to the Fiction Uncovered website as our very first Guest Editor.