Posted on 20th August 2015

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Backlist: Emma Jane Unsworth

Hungry, the Stars and Everything Powerful writing with a fascinating background  Kate Fforde I was seven years old when I realised what I wanted most out of life: more. Passion has long since been a stranger to food critic Helen Burns. At 28, she is merely going through the motions – technically proficient, but emotionally…

Posted on 19th August 2015

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Reviews: Animals

I wish I had written this book . . . Withnail with girls (CAITLIN MORAN) One of COMPANY’s 50 Books You Need to Read Before You Die Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth review – pills, thrills and bellyaches  This is a book you’ll be talking about for years to come. It marks Unsworth as…

Posted on 18th August 2015

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Celebrating the winners of the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winners: Emma Jane Unsworth

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, Emma Jane Unsworth who won with her novel, Animals. “A wise and very funny novel of two best friends, and the other companion in their lives – booze. Unsworth writes of this…

Posted on 14th August 2015

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Bethan Roberts on Resonance FM

To celebrate this year’s winners, Jerwood Fiction Uncovered FM returned to the airwaves on Sunday 21 June. The annual radio station is dedicated to discussing great British fiction. Listen to Bethan Roberts in conversation with English novelist, writer and journalist, Matt Thorne:   Fiction Uncovered – Bethan Roberts Interview by Resonance Fm on Mixcloud   Bethan Roberts…

Posted on 13th August 2015

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Backlist: Bethan Roberts

My Policeman From the moment Marion first lays eyes on Tom – her best friend’s big brother, broad, blond, blue-eyed – she is smitten. And when he comes home from National Service to be a policeman, Marion, a newly qualified teacher, is determined to win him. Unable to acknowledge the signs that something is amiss,…

Posted on 12th August 2015

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Reviews: Mother Island

“Bethan Roberts’ Mother Island is a brilliant mix of psychological thriller meets family drama. We have abducted babies, familial jealousies and childhood secrets combining in a prime example of suburban noir.” Simon Savidge, 2015 judge, blogger and journalist “…the immediate suspense is only the top layer of an intricate family story…Roberts writes fantastically well about…

Posted on 11th August 2015

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Celebrating the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Winners: Bethan Roberts

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, Bethan Roberts who won with her novel, Mother Island. “Bethan Roberts’ Mother Island is a brilliant mix of psychological thriller meets family drama. We have abducted babies, familial jealousies and childhood…

Posted on 4th August 2015

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Celebrating the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize Winners: Grace McCleen

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, Grace McCleen who won with her novel, The Offering. “Prose as controlled and lyrical as the story within, the novel is disturbing and mysterious.” Cathy Galvin, journalist, poet and Director of…

Posted on 31st July 2015

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David Whitehouse on Resonance FM

To celebrate this year’s winners, Jerwood Fiction Uncovered FM returned to the airwaves on Sunday 21 June. The annual radio station is dedicated to discussing great British fiction. Listen to David Whitehouse in conversation with 2015 Judge Simon Savidge:   Fiction Uncovered 2015 Pt 3 – Simon Savidge talks to David Whitehouse by Resonance Fm on…

Posted on 18th July 2015

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A Q&A with Susan Barker

We spoke with Susan Barker about her novel The Incarnations (Doubleday), what it means to be a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winner and the landscape of British fiction. How would you describe The Incarnations to a reading group?  The Incarnations is about a taxi driver in Beijing who finds an anonymous letter in his cab. The letter…

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