Congratulations to all the shortlisted writers: a seriously strong line up. Don’t just read the winners!
June 19th – alongside books by fellow winners Evie Wyld, Gerard Woodward, Ben Brooks, Lesley Glaister, Bernadine Evaristo, Gareth R Roberts and Naomi Wood – The Dig was chosen as one of eight titles for the 2014 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize.
Throughout the year, the Prize will work with authors and their publishers to promote the winning titles in bookshops, through live events and via Fiction Uncovered FM.
Sunday 24th Feb, The Dig is shortlisted for the Sunday Time EFG Private Bank Short Story Award.
Alongside thrilling stories from Junot Diaz, Mark Haddon, Toby Litt, Ali Smith and Sarah Hall. An extraordinary list to be on.
You can read the 6 stories by downloading the kindle collection here.
Cynan Jones joins prize-winning authors Ali Smith, Toby Litt, Mark Haddon, and Graham Swift in the running for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award.
As well as 12 British writers are Philomena Kearney Byrne and Belinda McKeon from Ireland, the American Claire Vaye Watkins, and Pulitzer Prize winning Dominican-American writer Junot Díaz.
The judges have narrowed their search for an outstanding story of up to 6,000 words from over 500 entries to a longlist of 16.
The shortlist will be announced on 24th February.
You can read The Dig here.
14.01.13 | Charlotte Williams – THE BOOKSELLER
Executive publisher Philip Gwyn Jones bought world English language rights in it, as well as Jones’ next, unwritten novel, from Euan Thorneycroft of A M Heath, at auction. The book is built on the interlocking fates of a badger-baiter and a disconsolate farmer, and set in a stark rural setting.
Granta will publish in early 2014. Gywn Jones said: “Jones writes of the physiology of grief and the isolation of loss with piercing brilliance, and about the simple rawness of animal existence with a naturalist’s unsentimental eye . . . There is something of Ross Raisin’s millstone-grit plainess about the book. There is not a whiff of the bucolic pastoral or the romanticized sod here.
“The Dig crackles with compressed energy and it swells to fill more space than at first glance it occupies.”