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Read Regional and New Writing North Showcase

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De Grey Lecture Theatre

York St John University

Lord Mayor's Walk

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This showcase event will include readings of new work from some of the most exciting writers in our region.

Andrew Michael Hurley’s first novel, The Loney, won the Costa Best First Novel Award and Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards in 2016, and is in development as a feature film. He’ll read from his new novel, Devil's Day. Jude Brown’s work has been shortlisted for the Bridport and Raymond Carver Short Story Prizes and His Dark Sun was long-listed for the Mslexia Novel Competition. She is the recipient of a Northern Writers’ Award. John Challis’s poems have appeared on BBC Radio 4, as well as in journals and anthologies including The North, The Rialto and Land of Three Rivers (Bloodaxe). John will read from The Black Cab, his first pamphlet of poems.

The Read Regional campaign aims to connect local authors from the north of England to local readers via libraries, bookshops and festivals. Each year, New Writing North chooses a selection of the best books to promote via an open submission process. Read Regional is produced by NWN in partnership with 23 local authorities in the North East, North West and Yorkshire.

Andrew Michael Hurley
has lived in Manchester and London, and is now based in Lancashire. His first novel, The Loney, was originally published by Tartarus Press as a 300-copy limited edition, before being republished by John Murray. It went on to sell in twenty languages, win the Costa Best First Novel Award and Book of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards in 2016, and is in development as a feature film. Devil's Day is his second novel.

Jude Brown has published short stories in several anthologies, one of which won an Arts Council England Community Publishing Award. Her work has been shortlisted for the Bridport and Raymond Carver Short Story Prizes and she won a Fish Publishing prize for her micro-fiction. His Dark Sun was long-listed for the Mslexia Novel Competition and she is the recipient of a Northern Writers’ Award. She lives in Sheffield.

John Challis was born in London in 1984 and has lived and worked in the North East since 2010. In 2012 New Writing North awarded him a Northern Promise Award. His poems have appeared on BBC Radio 4, as well as in journals and anthologies including The North, The Rialto and Land of Three Rivers (Bloodaxe). John works part time at Newcastle University. The Black Cab is his first pamphlet of poems.


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