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 £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 2021 prize has been judged by Denise Mina (Chair), Derek Owusu, Irenosen Okojie and Sian Cain.
Watch the announcement of the Gordon Burn Prize 2021 on Thursday 14 October, either live at the Gala Theatre, Durham, or live-streamed. Book tickets here.