The 2018 winner of the Northern Book Prize is Amy Arnold, with her novel Slip of a Fish. For more information, please see our news item.

 

To celebrate our arrival in Sheffield, we’ve launched a new prize for writing by authors based in the North of England, the Northern Book Prize.

In 2017 we relocated to Sheffield, a city with a vibrant literary history in a region that’s bursting with great writers, and we want to demonstrate our commitment to Northern writers and to growing publishing in the North with this new prize.

Each year, we’ll be on the search for great books by great writers living in the North of England.

As our Editor Tara Tobler and Publisher Stefan Tobler say:

London is lovely but it isn’t necessary to be there. We hope to tap some of the extraordinary literary energy in the North and are confident the prize will only grow in prestige and popularity in the years to come.

 

2018 Judges

  • Ian McMillan, poet and BBC broadcaster
  • Conor O’Callaghan, Lecturer in Creative Writing, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Tara Tobler, Fiction Editor, And Other Stories
  • Clare Malcolm, Chief Executive, New Writing North

For more information on our judges, click here.

Each year, the winner of the Northern Book Prize receives:

  • a prize and advance (currently worth £5,000)
  • Creative editorial support from And Other Stories.
  • A contract for the book’s worldwide publication, distribution and representation from And Other Stories.
  • Access to New Writing North’s programme of support for writers

And Other Stories seeks long-term sponsorship for the Northern Book Prize as a standalone prize from autumn 2018, in order to grow the profile of the prize and increase its impact. There are opportunities for partnerships of various sizes and also for in-kind support. Please contact And Other Stories’ publisher Stefan Tobler for a sponsorship pack: stefantobler@andotherstories.org.

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