National Centre for Writing launches in Norwich, heralding new chapter for literary city

National Centre for Writing launches in Norwich, heralding new chapter for literary city

The National Centre for Writing launches this week in Norwich, following a £2m extension and restoration of historic Dragon Hall. The new centre, backed by patrons including Margaret Atwood, JM Coetzee, Sarah Perry, Elif Shafak and Ali Smith, will be a physical and digital space to explore the artistic and social power of creative writing, and support the creation and enjoyment of world literature.

WONDER VALLEY by Ivy Pochoda and SILENCE IS MY MOTHER TONGUE by Sulaiman S.M.Y. Addonia to The Indigo Press

The Indigo Press, the publishing arm of the MILD group, has today announced two new titles acquired by Publishing Director Ellah Wakatama Allfrey. The Press secured UK and Commonwealth rights to Wonder Valley from Peter Straus at Rogers, Coleridge & White and World English Language rights to Silence is My Mother Tongue from Isobel Dixon at Blake Friedmann.

2018 Forward Prizes for Poetry announce “urgent, engaged and inspirational” shortlists

2018 Forward Prizes for Poetry announce “urgent, engaged and inspirational” shortlists

Nuclear stand-off, new-born lambs, defiant sex and Hollywood blockbusters, addiction, rage and pity - Britain’s most coveted poetry awards, the Forward Prizes for Poetry, have today announced shortlists dominated by “urgent, engaged and inspirational” voices tackling complex subjects with high-stakes brio.