Longlist announcement: 30th September 2019
Once described as ‘the Booker of the North’, The Portico Prize awards £10,000 to the book that best evokes the spirit of the North of England. The biennial prize is the UK’s only award of its kind, and accepts submissions across all formats including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
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The Portico Prize 2019 is pleased to announce its new partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University. The Manchester Writing School at Man Met is one of the most successful literary centres in the UK today, and is home to the country’s largest postgraduate English and Creative Writing community. The designation of Manchester as the North’s first UNESCO City of Literature makes this an ideal moment for an educational partnership which can help The Portico Prize 2019 celebrate and promote creativity in the region.
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