The Portico Prize

The Portico Prize was established in 1985 to celebrate the strong regional and literary identity of the North of England with the aim of raising awareness of the diversity of its cultural, literary and historical heritage. The Prize is awarded biennially to the highest quality book set wholly or mainly in the North of England. It has been described as the 'Booker of The North', with previous winners including Anthony Burgess, Val McDermid & Sarah Hall. Details of the next round of awards, eligibility and how to apply will be released later in 2018.

 Ben Myers and Richard Benson, respective winners of the Portico Prize for Fiction and Non-Fiction in 2015.

Ben Myers and Richard Benson, respective winners of the Portico Prize for Fiction and Non-Fiction in 2015.