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Portico Prizes

The Portico Library, in conjunction with and the support of its cultural partners and funders, hosts a series of literary prizes throughout the year which celebrate writers and poets of Northern England and beyond.
Please see the individual Prize pages (on the left) for up to date information on each Prize.

The 2015 winners of the Portico Prize for Literature, as announced by Val McDermid at the 30th Anniversary awards gala on Thursday 26th November are...

Fiction: Benjamin Myers, Beastings
Non-fiction: Richard Benson, The Valley