Welcome to Read Regional 2015

Group-shot-2015_2-croppedFrom March to June 2015, the annual Read Regional campaign will be celebrating ten exciting new books from the North of England. At libraries and literary festivals across the North East and Yorkshire, the authors will take part in intimate book group-sized events where you can hear about their writing and talk to them about their work.

Now in its seventh year, Read Regional is a unique campaign run by New Writing North that partners with libraries and publishers to give readers the chance to meet authors in their local libraries. As well as the author events, all of the Read Regional titles are stocked in 19 library authorities across the region, creating a wealth of northern literature available to borrow.

The Read Regional selections for 2015 are…

Prose
Stephanie Butland: Letters to my Husband
Alan Gibbons: Hate
Tim Leach: The Last King of Lydia
Lauren Owen: The Quick
Mary and Bryan Talbot: Sally Heathcote: Suffragette
Debbie Taylor: Herring Girl
Robert Williams: Into the Trees

Poetry
Ellen Phethean: Portrait of the Quince as an Older Woman
Helen Tookey: Missel-Child
John Wedgwood Clarke: Ghost Pot