Fiction Uncovered 2013
Fiction Uncovered is an annual promotion of British writing. This year they are celebrating 8 British authors :
- All the Beggars Riding by Lucy Caldwell
check the library catalogue : http://goo.gl/lrqB2
- How I Killed Margaret Thatcher by Anthony Cartwright
- Black Bread White Beer by Niven Govinden
- The Village by Nikita Lalwani
check the library catalouge : http://goo.gl/vAWiS
- The Colour of Milk by Nell Leyshon
check the library catalogue : http://goo.gl/9VO3C
- The Heart Broke In by James Meek
check the library catalogue : http://goo.gl/nwC3A
- Orkney by Amy Sackville
- Secrecy by Rupert Thomson
check the library catalouge : http://goo.gl/cheOD
Tuesday 21st May, 2013
Due to essential Capital Construction Works being carried out on the Low Level Reservoir Supply Line, customers in the following areas may experience reduced pressure and/or disruption to their water supply on Tuesday 21st May 2013 from 8.00 a.m. to approx 7.00 p.m.
Mount Temple Road in Moate,
Westmeath County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused and wish to thank all those affected for their patience.
- realrawexpression : Looking at different books and suddenly the place I used to live comes up and it’s like AGGHH I LOVE YOU WESTMEATH COUNTY LIBRARY! YOU WERE MY FIRST LIBRARY!
- Westmeath County Library : Thank You :)
Commonwealth Book Prize - regional winners
The Commonwealth Foundation has announced the regional winners for the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
Regional Winner, Africa
Sterile Sky, E.E. Sule (Nigeria), Pearson Education
Regional Winner, Asia
Island of a Thousand Mirrors, Nayomi Munaweera (Sri Lanka), Perera-Hussein Publishing House
Regional Winner, Canada & Europe
The Death of Bees, Lisa O’Donnell (United Kingdom), William Heinemann
Regional Winner, Caribbean
Disposable People, Ezekel Alan (Jamaica), self-published
Regional Winner, Pacific
The Last Thread, Michael Sala (Australia), Affirm Press
A 13-strong shortlist of authors from across the globe has been chosen to compete for this year’s prestigious Dundee International Book Prize.
The shortlist for the 2013 Dundee International Book Prize is:
Light in the Blood (Nicholas Murgatroyd) – a literary mystery set at a writers retreat in Romania.
All Things End in Yes (Lily Barker) - the tale of a London food critic who discovers an Iranian carpet embroidered with cryptic messages.
Falling Fast (Neil Broadfoot) - a contemporary crime novel set in Edinburgh which uncovers the secrets and lies of an MSP at Holyrood.
A Brief Eternity (Paul Beaumont) - an immortal love story that finds non-believer Jerry caught up in the Rapture and headed for Heaven.
Beware of Men with Moustaches (Elizabeth Kay) – the tale of four poets trapped in a nightmare of Kafkaesque proportions.
Dog Mountain (Iain Maloney) - a magical realist thriller which takes the reader through the history and mythology of Japan.
The Society of Unexampled Brilliance (Paul Warnes) - a dysfunctional family reunion at a house in Cornwall after a violent attack on a young girl.
Kissing Trisha Six Times (Dandy McGregor) - a highly original novel of medical malpractice, witchcraft, S&M and insurance fraud.
In the Rosary Garden (Nicola White) - a grisly discovery in the grounds of a convent school in 1980s Dublin sparks a complicated case for the investigating detective.
Mango (Jeff Hayden) – a novel based on a true, and as of yet unsolved, murder case in 1950s Puerto Rico.
The Confession of Stella Moon (Shelley Day Sclater) - a dark, brooding tale of matricide and infanticide mixed with a touch of the supernatural.
The Killing Pool (Phillip Kurthausen) – a military lawyer’s struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as he takes on a new case.
What to do with Lobsters in a Place Like Klippisfontein (Colette Victor) – an examination of racial tensions in a small, rural, conservative town in South Africa.
The Guardian interviews the 10 contenders for the Man Booker International prize
- UR Anathamurthy
- Aharon Appelfeld
- Lydia Davis
- Intizar Husain
- Yan Lianke