The Portico Prize awards £10,000 to the book that best evokes the spirit of the North of England. This year, the Prize has established the Society of Readers and Writers, an appointed group of 15 individuals from the world of literature who have collectively determined the Longlist. Join them along with several of the nominated authors for a discussion on writing about the North in light of this year’s Longlist. The Portico Prize is proudly presented in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University.
Speakers are Rachael Allen, poet and poetry editor at Granta, Kamal Kaan, award winning screenwriter and actor, and Dr Louisa Yates, Visiting Lecturer at The University of Chester and Director of Collections and Research at Gladstone's Library. Ticket includes a complimentary drink and all longlisted books will be available to buy on the night.