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30 writers share £40,000 prize fund

30 writers share £40,000 prize fund

Press Releases   •   Jul 08, 2016 11:54 BST

​A record 30 writers have been recognised at this year’s Northern Writers’ Awards – including the inaugural winner of the Northumbria University Student and Alumni Award.

Bestselling writer to headline Crime Story 2016

Bestselling writer to headline Crime Story 2016

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2016 11:00 GMT

​Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train, will headline this year’s Crime Story festival, delivered in partnership by Northumbria University and New Writing North.

One week left to enter the Northern Writers’ Awards

One week left to enter the Northern Writers’ Awards

Press Releases   •   Jan 28, 2016 09:59 GMT

​Writers based in the North of England have one week left to enter the Northern Writers’ Awards 2016.

 Exclusive award seeks to find next literary star from Northumbria

Exclusive award seeks to find next literary star from Northumbria

Press Releases   •   Jan 12, 2016 14:16 GMT

​Northumbria’s final year students and alumni have the chance to show their literary promise this month.

The Northern Writers Awards 2016 are now open

The Northern Writers Awards 2016 are now open

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2015 11:55 GMT

​Writers based in the North of England are now able to apply for £40,000 worth of support through the Northern Writers’ Awards 2016.

 So you want to be a writer?

So you want to be a writer?

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2015 10:52 GMT

​Have you always wanted to write a book but just never got round to it?

Northern Writers’ Awards 2015 winners announced

Northern Writers’ Awards 2015 winners announced

Press Releases   •   Jun 26, 2015 00:00 BST

Writers from across the North came together at Northumbria University last night as the winners of the Northern Writers’ Awards 2015 were revealed.

Northumbria graduate set for ‘runaway’ success

Northumbria graduate set for ‘runaway’ success

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2015 00:00 BST

A journalism graduate who was signed up by publishing giants HarperCollins just 18 months after graduation will release her debut novel this month.

The digital age beckons at the Newcastle Writing Conference 2015

The digital age beckons at the Newcastle Writing Conference 2015

Press Releases   •   Apr 22, 2015 00:00 BST

New Writing North is on a mission to help writers thrive in the digital age, starting with an innovative writing conference produced with Northumbria University this June.

Northumbria students, graduates and academics shortlisted in Culture Awards

Northumbria students, graduates and academics shortlisted in Culture Awards

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2014 00:00 GMT

The Journal Culture Awards shortlist was unveiled this month boasting a hotbed of talent including Northumbria University’s very own students, graduates and academics.

Crime writing festival explores the facts behind the fiction

Crime writing festival explores the facts behind the fiction

Press Releases   •   Feb 13, 2014 00:00 GMT

Northumbria University, Newcastle and New Writing North are launching a brand new festival for writers and lovers of crime fiction.

Wartime youth crimes shine light on London riots

Wartime youth crimes shine light on London riots

Press Releases   •   Apr 30, 2013 00:00 BST

A rose-tinted collective memory of the ‘Blitz Spirit’ ignores the prevalence of juvenile delinquency at the time, says a Northumbria University researcher.

Northumbria Academic chosen as ‘Super Author’

Northumbria Academic chosen as ‘Super Author’

Press Releases   •   Apr 23, 2013 00:00 BST

Northumbria University’s Dr Nasar Meer has been named a ‘Super Author’ by a leading publisher.