Posted on 23rd May 2011

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Philip Gwyn Jones on Chris Paling

If Fiction Uncovered were to assemble from scratch the prototypical overlooked British novelist they would in all likelihood produce something very like Chris Paling. He has been in effect a victim of his immense range of imaginative sympathies. None of his novels much resembles its predecessor in style or tone, and that has perhaps limited his…

Posted on 23rd November 2010

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Fiction Uncovered by… Stuart Evers, writer and reviewer

The first time my name appeared on the cover of a book was in 2000. I had read Chris Paling’s fifth novel, Newton’s Swing, in manuscript and was asked if I wanted to share my enthusiasm for it with other booksellers. It wasn’t a particularly erudite endorsement – as I recall, I wrote something like…