We're incredibly excited about Fiction Uncovered, a promotion dedicated
to celebrating fiction from some of our best contemporary British writers.
Katy Guest of the Independent on Sunday describes Fiction Uncovered as 'the Mercury Prize for books, because it celebrates writers whom keen
readers might know about, and introduces some whom we probably don't.'
The eight titles for 2013 were chosen by a panel of judges headed by the Costa Novel Award-shortlisted Louise Doughty, along with Sandeep Mahal, Programme Manager at charity, The Reading Agency, Lynne Hatwell, who blogs at dovegreyreader, and writer Courttia Newland.
Louise Doughty said of the panel's choices, 'It was a great pleasure to be Chair of Judges for the Fiction Uncovered
promotion, which is one of the most exciting book promotions to be launched in recent years. Fiction Uncovered is particularly important because it is the only promotion that is specialising in mid-career authors, authors who have established themselves to a greater or lesser degree but who still need that bit more investment in order to become the big literary names of the future. There are a number of large literary prizes that tend to favour the widely acknowledged stars of the book world and multiple awards for debuts - but a huge number of good novelists fall into the category in between. Fiction Uncovered says something very simple and very important to the reading public - these are good writers you really should take a look at - and as such has a vital role to play in helping good authors come to the attention of new readers.'
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. (Trad) When Lara was twelve, and her younger brother Alfie eight, their father died in a helicopter crash. A prominent plastic surgeon, and...
Nine-year old Sean has never seen anything like what happens on the day Margaret Thatcher takes power and his grandad discovers his uncle voted for her. So begins the start...
OBSERVER BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2012 LONGLISTED FOR THE DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE...
On a winter morning Ray Bhullar arrives at the gates of an Indian village. She is here to make a film. But this will be no ordinary tale about India...
The year is eighteen hundred and thirty one when fifteen-year-old Mary begins the difficult task of telling her story. A scrap of a thing with a sharp tongue and hair...
Bec Shepherd is a scientist struggling to lead a good life Ritchie, her brother, is a TV star with skeletons in his closet Alex wants a family if he could...
From the prize-winning author of The Still Point, a bewitching, brilliant new novella which dances the fine line between reality and fantasy to explore the dark edges of desire
A novel of intrigue, love and murder set in 17th century Florence, from one of the UK's greatest writers.
The extraordinary new novel from David Park
A tale of adventure with as many twists and turns as the enchanting Somerset landscape that forms its backdrop, Two Cows and a Vanful of Smoke is, above all, a...
The appearance of any new work by Tibor Fischer is a cause for celebration. Here are two dazzling new stories that show why he is so admired.
'Unusual and brilliant ... It has similarities to Alan Hollinghurst's The Stranger's Child.' Deborah Orr, Guardian A beautifully written novel...
By the Orange Prize and Whitbread shortlisted author of FRED AND EDIE, the riveting and vivacious tale of a 20th-century Moll Flanders.
A gripping tale of ambition and rivalry, madness and revenge - in the vein of Sarah Waters and Beryl Bainbridge
Driving home from a party with his girlfriend and brother, all of them drunk and high on stolen pills, Billy Blackmore accidentally hits someone in the night. In a panic...