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Fiction Uncovered logosWe'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.'

 


2013 titles

All the Beggars Riding
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Lucy Caldwell
 
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...
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How I Killed Margaret Thatcher
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Anthony Cartwright
 
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...
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Black Bread White Beer
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Niven Govinden
 
OBSERVER BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2012 LONGLISTED FOR THE DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE...
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The Village
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Nikita Lalwani
 
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...
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The Colour of Milk
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Nell Leyshon
 
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...
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The Heart Broke in
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James Meek
 
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...
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Orkney
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Amy Sackville
 
From the prize-winning author of The Still Point, a bewitching, brilliant new novel which dances the fine line between reality and fantasy to explore the dark edges of desire
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Secrecy
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Rupert Thomson
 
A sculptor of the macabre. A sorcerer of wax. A criminal. A runaway.
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2012 titles

The Light of Amsterdam
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David Park
 
The extraordinary new novel from David Park
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Crushed Mexican Spiders: And Possibly...
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Tibor Fischer
 
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.
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My Former Heart
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Cressida Connolly
 
'Unusual and brilliant ... It has similarities to Alan Hollinghurst's The Stranger's Child.' Deborah Orr, Guardian A beautifully written novel...
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Lucky Bunny
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Jill Dawson
 
By the Orange Prize and Whitbread shortlisted author of FRED AND EDIE, the riveting and vivacious tale of a 20th-century Moll Flanders.
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When Nights Were Cold
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Susanna Jones
 
A gripping tale of ambition and rivalry, madness and revenge - in the vein of Sarah Waters and Beryl Bainbridge
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Hit and Run
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Doug Johnstone
 
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...
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