From the Bronte sisters to David Peace, the north is a hotbed of literary talent and inspiration. We have invested in projects that develop new talent and support mid-career writers through mentoring and providing platforms for their work.
The Writing Squad offers a one-of-a-kind writer’s development programme for young people aged between 16 and 21. Find out more
Writer Sophie Coulombeau worked with Route after winning Yorkshire’s Next Great Young Novelist. Find out more
This year we supported the Portico Prizewhich celebrates the very best northern writing. At an award ceremony last week Sarah Hall won the fiction prize for her short story collection The Beautiful Indifference while Jean Sprackland picked up the non-fiction award for her book Strands.