New Writing North wins bid to run £40k David Cohen Prize

The UK’s answer to the Nobel Prize for Literature – the £40,000 David Cohen Prize  - is now being managed by New Writing North. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Alan Johnson among judges of £40k David Cohen Prize

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Hermione Lee made chair of David Cohen Prize

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