We're currently highlighting the winning novels from this year's Portico Prize in the Peter Marsh Library.
The Portico Prize is a biennial award for the book that best evokes the spirit of the North of England. This year's top prize went to Toto Among the Murderers, the debut novel by Sally J. Morgan.
You'll find Toto Among The Murderers on our Portico Prize display along with the other shortlisted books:
You can revisit this year's Portico Prize ceremony on YouTube:
The Portico is a unique members library in Manchester with a collection of more than 25,000 Georgian and Victorian books, plus a range of contemporary fiction and non-fiction. The Portico hosts a range of in-person and online events, as well as a fantastic podcast. See our Using Other Libraries guide for details of more unique and beautiful libraries across Greater Manchester.
You'll find a great collection of contemporary and classic literature in the Peter Marsh Library. Our Subject Guide for English and Creative Writing has recently been updated and has a range of new links highlighting northern literary organisations, publishers and authors. The guide also features a range of great resources including Literature Online, Literature Resource Centre and JSTOR.