The Portico Prize

The Portico Library in Manchester is home to The Portico Prize for Literature and this year they are proud to announce a new partnership with the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The biennial prize is the UK’s only award for outstanding literature that best evokes the spirit of the North. Once described as ‘the Booker of the North’, the Prize is open to literature across the formats of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. 

The Portico Prize was established in 1985 to celebrate the strong regional and literary identity of the North, with the aim of raising awareness of its history and its cultural and literary heritage. 

I’m delighted to be working with the team on a year-round PR campaign to raise the profile of the Prize at key milestones.

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