Fiction Uncovered launches FM radio programme at Foyles

POSTED ON: 19/06/12 TAGS: Booksellers Ethics Literary fiction Translation

by Jon Slack

Fiction Uncovered has announced the full programme for their pop-up FM radio station to be hosted at Foyles on Charing Cross Road. The four days (from 20th to 23rd June) will include interviews, panel discussions and live literary salon events, as well as a specially commissioned radio drama by Gabriel Bisset-Smith (Royal Court/Soho Theatre).

Author interviews include all eight Fiction Uncovered authors: Peter Benson, Cressida Connolly, Jill Dawson, Tibor Fischer, Doug Johnston, Susanna Jones, David Park and Dan Rhodes.

There are also additional live interviews with other British writers including Jake Arnott, Stella Duffy, Geoff Dyer, Stuart Evers, Philip Hensher and Courttia Newland.

Hosts for the pop-up radio station are Damian Barr, Katy Guest and Matt Thorne.

Guest panels will discuss:

  • Fiction in translation (with English PEN) with Daniel Hahn
  • Asians in Bloomsbury (with Wasifiri and Beyond the Frame)
  • Crime in fiction (with Cathi Unsworth)
  • Diversity in publishing
  • Uncovering fiction with Faber Finds Richard Kelly, with Marcel Theroux
  • Ethical reading
  • Literary fiction as a genre (with The Bookseller’s Philip Jones)
  • The impact and worth of specialist fiction prizes (with Catherine Hall)
  • Independent Booksellers Week
  • Tips for aspiring literary, ethnic minority and SF writers with literary agents and commissioning editors
  • Live tweet-ins from readers and writers, and questions from Foyles book buyers

Additional audio content has also kindly been provided by the Royal Society of Literature, Shoreditch Literary Salon, Granta, Faber and Bloomsbury – and includes recordings with Chris Cleave, Ian McEwan, Rachel Seiffert, Jon McGregor, DW Wilson and Roshi Fernando

Listeners in Central London can tune in to 87.9FM or the station will available simultaneously online at will also be available to play from Fiction Uncovered’s website and available for download on iTunes.

Tweet your questions to any guests or panels to @FictUncovered or email


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