Thursday, 19 May 2011

Fiction Uncovered Uncovers The English German Girl!

by Jake Wallis Simons
Polygon is delighted to announce that the novel The English German Girl by Jake Wallis Simons has been chosen for the inaugural Fiction Uncovered promotion! It is one of only eight books chosen for the promotion which aims to support the UK’s best fiction writers whose work deserves wider recognition through the media and stronger promotion in bookshops, libraries, readers’ groups and websites, and through the new electronic media tools – eBooks and apps. Polygon is the only Scottish publisher represented on the list.
The eight titles selected for Fiction Uncovered 2011 were announced today at 5th View, Waterstone’s Piccadilly:

• The English German Girl by Jake Wallis Simons (Birlinn, Polygon)
• The Water Theatre by Lindsay Clarke (Alma Books)
• The London Satyr by Robert Edric (Doubleday, Transworld)
• Proof of Love by Catherine Hall (Portobello)
• Night Waking by Sarah Moss (Granta)
• Nimrod’s Shadow by Chris Paling (Portobello)
• Disputed Land by Tim Pears (William Heinemann, Random House)
• Forgetting Zoë by Ray Robinson (William Heinemann, Random House)

The judging panel consisted of writer Giles Foden (Professor of Creative Writing at University of East Anglia), Damian Barr (writer and salonnière), Simon Burke (Campaign Buying Manager for Waterstone’s) and Sarah Crown (Literary Editor, Guardian Online). All of the books will be available through Waterstone’s, iBookstore, Amazon, Foyles, WH Smith, the Book Depository and the Book Partnership (reaching independent bookstores). There will also be a series of Fiction Uncovered events throughout summer 2011 starting with the Shoreditch House Literary Salon (19 May), The Book Stops Here (13 June) and, in association with Literary Death Match, at Latitude Festival (14 July). Fiction Uncovered is supported by Arts Council England and funded by the National Lottery.

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