This morning, the shortlist for the £10,000 Portico Prize for Literature – for books that ‘best evoke the spirit of the North’ – was announced. Heartiest congratulations to Graham Caveney, Ray Robinson and Glen James Brown – and most especially to beloved Caught by the River contributors Adelle Stripe (for Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile), Ben Myers (for Under the Rock) and Jessica Andrews (for Saltwater).
The winner of The Portico Prize will be announced on 23rd January 2020.
Excitingly, we have a whole set of the shortlisted books to give away on this Friday’s newsletter. Make sure you’re signed up to our mailing list before then for a pop at the all-important question!