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The Portico Prize 2022 Award Ceremony

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Join us for a very special evening of celebrations, during which the highly anticipated winner of the Portico Prize 2022 will be revealed!

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The highly anticipated winner of the Portico Prize 2022 is revealed! Hear the judges discuss the shortlist and announce the winner, who will receive £10,000.

The Portico Prize 2022 shortlist is:

  • Ghosted by Jenn Ashworth (Sceptre)
  • The Outsiders by James Corbett (Lightning Books)
  • The Family Tree by Sairish Hussain (HQ, Harper Collins)
  • Sea State by Tabitha Lasley (4th Estate)
  • Toto Among the Murderers by Sally J. Morgan (JM Originals, Hachette)
  • Mayflies by Andrew O’Hagan (Faber)

The Portico Prize 2022 judging panel is (pictured below, clockwise from top left) the journalist, author, broadcaster and academic Gary Younge; the broadcaster Melanie Sykes, also Editor-in-Chief of The Frank Magazine and co-presenter of the Sykes & Savidge Book Club; the poet and essayist Momtaza Mehri; and arts and entertainment editor at The Daily Telegraph Anita Singh.

"The shortlist illustrates the degree to which there is not one North but many, rooted not just in place but time, gender, race and religion: all moulded into elegant prose and conveyed with engaging storytelling." - Gary Younge, chair of judges.


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The Portico Prize is awarded biennially to a new work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry that best evokes ‘the spirit of the North’. Discover more about the Prize at our website here.

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Portico Prize shortlist image credit: Andrew Brooks

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Still in its original 1806 building, the Portico Library celebrates both the historic and the contemporary culture of Manchester, welcoming the public, researchers and members to its unique 19th-century book collection and 21st-century events and exhibitions. 

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