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Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize 2015

176 fict u logioMore recommended reads! In the Fiction Uncovered list every year, you can discover some less well-known good reads. The list aims to highlight the best of British fiction of all kinds, provide retail promotion as well as prize money to eight winners. Great writing to discover in their apt strapline. More information on the prize can be found here. It’s a source you might not otherwise hear of. I usually try and read at least one from the list.

Here is the longlist for 2015, announced on Tuesday 12th May. (For links click on the titles)

Now, (drums fingers) what to choose ….?

Mother and sister of the artist by Berthe Morisot 1969/70 National Gallery of Art, US, via wikicommons

Mother and sister of the artist by Berthe Morisot 1969/70 National Gallery of Art, US, via wikicommons

The eight winners will be announced on Thursday 18th June. As with many prizes, however, we the readers are the winners because good books are being drawn to our attention. Read on!


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Fiction in June

A short post, just to say June has been a great month for fiction, including women’s fiction.

105 Baileys Women'sFirst the winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014 was announced:

A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride.

My reading group will be discussing it this week. It’s a strong book so I am looking forward to their reactions.

The long- and shortlists also contained included great reads.

105 Fict unAnd last week the always-interesting Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize announced the winners for 2014. This prize ‘celebrates our best fiction writers’ and the eight writers of outstanding fiction are:

  • Lolito by Ben Brooks.
  • Mr Loverman by Bernadine Evaristo
  • Little Egypt by Lesley Glaister
  • The Dig by Cynan Jones
  • Whatever Happened to Billy Parks? by Gareth R Roberts
  • Mrs Hemingway by Naomi Woods
  • Vanishing by Gerard Woodward
  • All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

Have I made enough recommendations for you, for your holiday reading or your tbr list?


Note: my next post will be a look at Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman in the older women in fiction series.


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