Jake Wallis Simons appeared on the first Fiction Uncovered list in 2011 for The English German Girl, his novel about a girl sent to England on the Kindertransport in the 1930s. Following a thriller (2012’s The Pure, written as Jake Simons), the author returns with Jam, a novel which follows a varied cast as they…
Posted on 4th April 2014
Posted on 20th September 2011
Their survival, the continuation of their good works, along with Rosa’s, is the story that must be told, and Simons achieves this with defiance and with grace.
Posted on 9th September 2011
Off the Shelf at Blacks club in Soho is a new literature collaboration between Blacks members club, the Writers Guild of Great Britain Books Committee and Fiction Uncovered. It’s a series of monthly, one day residencies for fiction writers – on the last Monday of the month.
Posted on 19th May 2011
‘As the net closes in on the Jews of Berlin, a family places their hopes for survival in their teenage daughter, sending her from Germany to England. As she fights to make herself understood in a strange land, can she save them in time?’ Fiction Uncovered Judges 2011 Synopsis: A novel in three parts, spanning…
Posted on 18th May 2011
Holocaust novels, though ‘notoriously tricky’ to write (as author Jake Wallis Simons notes), are not a new phenomenon. Nor are novels about coming of age, or even novels about cultural adaptation; but again, ones that do the genre justice are ‘notoriously tricky’ to get right. To write a compelling novel about all three requires the…