“Booker of the North”

Anita Sethi has interviewed six shortlisted writers for this year’s Portico Prize for the Observer New Review… with portrait photographs by Richard Saker (this one taken in Mytholmroyd on a cold, blustery afternoon)

‘Do writers in the north have to work harder to get published? Is there a northern aesthetic? We talk to the six authors shortlisted for the Portico prize – AKA the “Booker of the north”‘