Evie Wyld wins Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize
Thursday 19th June 2014
Evie Wyld was named as one of eight winners of the 2014 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered prize for her second novel ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING.
Established in 2011 with backing from Arts Council England, the prize is now supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, with winning writers sharing an annual prize fund of £40,000.
The prize fund is designed to reward eight British writers of fiction in any format, from novels to short stories and graphic novels, with the aim of promoting authors “of outstanding work, looking beyond the debut novelists and the bestsellers”. Alongside the money, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered team also helps promote winning titles in bookshops, and through live events and annual radio station, Fiction Uncovered FM.
The judging panel was made up of novelist Matt Haig, the Independent‘s literary editor Arifa Akbar, Waterstones’ Greg Eden, journalist and Galley Beggar Press co-founder Sam Jordison and Jerwood Charitable Foundation trustee Julia Wharton.
The prize adds to Evie’s already impressive haul, which includes the Encore Prize and Costa Novel Award shortlisting and Bailey’s Prize longlisting.
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