New award for North writers

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WEARSIDERS are being invited to follow in the footsteps of award-winning writer Gordon Burn.

New Writing North has teamed up with Faber and Faber and the Gordon Burn Trust to launch a new award – the Gordon Burn Prize – in his memory and are asking writers to submit published fictional or non-fictional work.

A shortlist will be announced in February 2013.

Submitted work should represent the spirit of Gordon’s writing – which enters history and interrogates the past – and has seen him tackle the lives of Peter Sutcliffe, George Best, Damien Hirst, Gordon Brown and Margaret Thatcher.

To find out more, visit www.newwritingnorth.com.