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Northern Focus charts: Zymurgy quiz title leads the way

A stalwart quiz book from 2008 was the bestselling Northern-issued title last year, beating off some prize-fighting fiction books Read more

Hachette’s Northern outposts take root under the leadership of Layfield

Emma Layfield, picture book development director, North, has laid the foundations for Hachette to open five offices in the North of England later this year,... Read more

M John Harrison | 'Boundaries can be fluid, to everyone’s advantage'

Comma collects the work of writing stalwart M John Harrison in a new collection that spans genres—and five decades of writing Read more

Carys Bray | 'My Northern-ness feels like a matter of fact to me'

Set during an extremely wet December, Carys Bray’s new novel tells the story of the cooling climate of a marriage, as well as dealing with... Read more

Poetry lists report boost in lockdown sales after new innovations to reach readers

With a number of acclaimed collections and dedicated poetry lists based in the North, many in the region claim to have enjoyed a surge in... Read more

Northern publishers buoyed by recent growth as conglomerates join the party

A number of independent publishers have claimed the recent purple patch of publishing from the North of England is here to stay, as a buoyant... Read more

Pegg signs up for HarperNorth as Manchester arm of HC outlines big plans

HarperNorth, the Manchester-based division of HarperCollins, hopes to publish 20 titles this year under its new editorial director Genevieve Pegg, who says the list will... Read more

Five questions for Ivan Wadeson, executive of Manchester City of Literature

Ivan Wadeson, the executive director of Manchester City of Literature, talks to The Bookseller about the work of the organisation and his role within it.... 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

Wright wins Northern Book Prize

The £5,000 Northern Book Prize, instituted by indie publisher And Other Stories, has been awarded to schoolteacher Sammy Wright for his "plainspoken and powerful" novel Fit.... Read more

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