Tagged: New Writing North

Levelling the field

New Writing North’s chief executive addresses the challenges facing under-represented writers and outlines how the group hopes to rewrite that story.  Read more

Sissay, Osman and Slimani to star at hybrid Durham Book Festival

Durham's annual literary festival will be headlined by authors including Lemn Sissay, Richard Osman and Leïla Slimani, as the event pivots to a hybrid model... Read more

Northern Writers' Awards gives £47k worth of prizes to 27 writers

Twenty-seven writers have been recognised at this year's annual Northern Writers’ Awards, sharing the £47,000 prize fund to enable their new writing in progress, across forms including... Read more

Michael Sheen announces scheme to support 11 new writers

Actor Michael Sheen has called on the media industry to create more opportunities for aspiring writers and journalists from lower income and underrepresented backgrounds, as... Read more

J A Mensah | 'I connect with the North East's sense of being on the margins'

Juliana Mensah, the inaugural winner of the NorthBound Book Award, talks to us about the prize and her winning entry, début novel Castles from Cobwebs. ... Read more

Publishing must ‘wake up to the world beyond the M25’, new report urges

A new report championing working class writers has published today (1st May), recommending better funding for “new collaborations” and the “decentralisation of UK publishing”–including asking... Read more

Lloyd, Harington and Cannam join New Writing North's board of trustees

New Writing North has announced that six new members will join its board of trustees, to further plans for its Tyneside operation. Read more

Northern Publishers Network looks to flex its muscles with ACE backing

The Arts Council-funded Northern Publishers Network is looking to continue the work done by the Northern Fiction Alliance to raise the profile of publishers and... Read more

New Writing North unveils plans for Tyneside premises

New Writing North is leading the creation of a new centre for literature in Tyneside, with the North-East already home to Inpress, the Poetry Book... Read more

Northern Writers’ Awards winners share £55,000 prize pot

Writers including Tara Guha, Adam Bennett-Lea and James Harris are amongst the winners of this year’s Northern Writers’ Awards, administered by New Writing North.... Read more

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