The Gordon Burn Prize was founded in 2012 to celebrate the legacy of the late Gordon Burn and to champion work – fearless non-fiction and bold, genre-defying fiction – that follows in his footsteps.
The Gordon Burn Prize is a partnership between the Gordon Burn Trust, New Writing North, Durham Book Festival and Faber & Faber. The winning writer receives a cheque for £5,000 and is offered the opportunity to undertake a writing retreat of up to three months at Gordon Burn’s cottage in Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders.
This 2020 prize was judged by the poet and writer Anthony Anaxagorou, artist Rachel Howard, broadcaster and journalist Sali Hughes, and writer Richard T Kelly. The 2020 prize was awarded to Peter Pomerantsev for This Is Not Propaganda. For details of the 2021 prize please visit www.gordonburnprize.com.