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Press releases

26 November 2020
Northern Writers’ Awards 2021: £40,000 to support outstanding unpublished works from the North of England
15 October 2020
Peter Pomerantsev wins the Gordon Burn Prize 2020
15 October 2020
Writers sought to tell the story of England’s high streets
12 October 2020
Free books for schools as children and young people are invited to take part in Durham Book Festival
12 October 2020
An iron angel with its feet on the ground: New Narratives for the North East
10 September 2020
Line-up revealed for first digital Durham Book Festival
23 July 2020
Shortlist announced for Gordon Burn Prize 2020
22 July 2020
Durham Book Festival 2020 to take place online
26 June 2020
Twenty-six writers from a record 1800 entrants receive awards worth over £45,000 to support their unpublished work-in-progress in this year’s NORTHERN WRITERS’ AWARDS
17 June 2020
Longlist announced for Gordon Burn Prize 2020
12 June 2020
New poem from Tony Walsh calls for radical unity as we emerge from lockdown
11 June 2020
New Narratives for the North East: Fifteen new commissions reconsider the region’s past, present and future
5 June 2020
Contribute to a collective poem celebrating the natural world in the time of Climate Crisis and Coronavirus
1 May 2020
Common People: New report on exposes class ceiling in the UK publishing industry - and what it will take to smash it
24 April 2020
New trustees join the board of New Writing North as it develops plans for a centre for writing in Newcastle
20 January 2020
Writers’ showcase celebrates young talent in Gateshead
17 December 2019
Writers are asked to help shape the future of the North East with new narratives
28 November 2019
Arabic-English/English-Arabic Translation Workshop, Sharjah
26 November 2019
David Cohen Prize 2019 Winner Announcement
20 November 2019
Northern Writers' Awards open
10 October 2019
Gordon Burn Prize 2019 Winner Announcement
20 September 2019
New Writing North declares a climate emergency
27 June 2019
27 writers share £55,000 award fund at Northern Writers’ Awards
21 May 2019
Longlist announced for Gordon Burn Prize 2019
1 April 2019
Take a writing adventure with us! Julia Darling Travel Fellowship 2019 opens for entries
29 March 2019
‘My skin colour matters’ Newcastle teens make film about their experiences of everyday racism
25 March 2019
Newcastle Writing Conference 2019 unlocks the door to the publishing industry
5 February 2019
Judges announced for Gordon Burn Prize 2019
29 January 2019
The 12 new books by northern writers you must read in 2019
19 December 2018
New £200,000 project brings creative writing to Gateshead
15 November 2018
Northern Writers' Awards open
11 October 2018
Gordon Burn Prize 2018: winner announced
13 July 2018
Hachette Children's Group and New Writing North partner to support debut children's writers in the North of England
27 May 2018
New northern talent named at Northern Writers’ Awards 2018
18 May 2018
Gordon Burn Prize 2018: 13-strong longlist highlights fearless works of fiction and non-fiction
23 March 2018
Innovative festival reveals the facts behind crime fiction
6 February 2018
Looking for a writing adventure? Julia Darling Travel Fellowship 2018 opens for entries
1 February 2018
Judges announced for the Gordon Burn Prize 2018
22 January 2018
Read Regional 2018 titles announced as the North’s library campaign celebrates 10 years
16 November 2017
The Northern Writers’ Awards open for entry with £40,000 of support for new writing from the North of England
12 October 2017
The Gordon Burn Prize 2017: winner announced
28 September 2017
Shortlist for independent publishing award announced
18 August 2017
Theatre production of Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo tours to 41 venues across North of England
21 July 2017
The Gordon Burn Prize 2017: the shortlist is announced
30 June 2017
27 writers share £43,000 prize fund at Northern Writers’ Awards 2017
25 May 2017
The longlist is announced for the Gordon Burn Prize 2017
23 May 2017
David Cohen Prize for Literature: 2017 judges announced
10 May 2017
£10,000 award to support ambition and creativity in independent publishing
23 February 2017
Eight young Newcastle writers receive share of £10,000 fund
31 January 2017
New Writing North to manage the David Cohen Prize for Literature
27 January 2017
Take a risk on a new northern author this Spring
24 November 2016
Ubisoft inspires Excelsior Academy games creatives
7 October 2016
Winner announced for Gordon Burn Prize 2016
9 September 2016
Hey Presto! Magical new theatre production brings all the fun of the fair to communities across the North
6 July 2016
Publishing industry and literature sector should work together to address diversity
1 July 2016
30 writers share £40,000 prize fund at Northern Writers’ Awards 2016
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