Northern Writers’ Awards 2015 winners announced
We are absolutely thrilled to let you know the winners of the Northern Writers’ Awards 2015, as selected by judges Louise Welsh, Caroline Sheldon, Daljit Nagra, Peter Wilby and Rachel Cooke.
The winners were announced at a ceremony in Newcastle last night Wednesday 24 June .There was a lot of joy in the room as the judges reflected on the tremendous quality of the work they read.
Daljit Nagra, who judged poetry submissions, said, “I found myself being constantly thrilled, moved to tears and made to laugh aloud at the range of the exciting poetic stories. I didn’t know judging could be so much fun, quite so rewarding.”
This year’s Northern Writers’ Awards are the biggest ever: 866 writers entered this year, and competition was absolutely fierce to win a share of the £46,000 prize fund. Over the coming year, New Writing North will support winners with advice, development opportunities, and in some cases mentoring or introductions to agents and publishers.
We hope you will join us in congratulating our winners:
Northern Writers’ Awards
Shelley Day Sclater
Channel 4/Northumbria University Writing for Television Awards
Clare Swift Short Story Award
Andrea Badenoch Award
New Fiction Bursaries
New North Poets
Kathleen Bainbridge Moran
Young Writers’ Awards
Cuckoo Young Writers Award
Matthew Hale Award
Conor Robinson Award
The Northern Writers’ Awards are supported by Northumbria University and receive funding from Arts Council England. Other prize partners in 2015 include Channel 4, Unbound, Arvon, The Literary Consultancy, The Poetry School, and the North East Chamber of Commerce.