A DOZEN new book titles have been announced as part of the 10th annual Read Regional campaign, which takes place in libraries across the North of England during the spring.

Read Regional is a celebration of brilliant new books from region which connect authors with readers in their local libraries.

York Explore and other libraries will promote events and stock the full Read Regional 2018 list from March until June.

The campaign has previously promoted leading authors including Melvin Burgess, Ann Cleeves, Jack Mapanje and Annabel Pitcher. This year’s selection offers a wide appeal, including poetry, children’s books, nature writing, fiction and crime.

The titles selected for 2018 are: Girl Zero, A. A. Dhand; Take This One to Bed, Antony Dunn; How Saints Die, Carmen Marcus; Fish Boy, Chloe Daykin; The Zealot’s Bones, D. M. Mark; An Honest Deceit, Guy Mankowski; News from Nowhere, Jane Austin; Fell, Jenn Ashworth; Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, Kate Pankhurst; Basic Nest Architecture, Polly Atkin; A Sweet, Wild Note, Richard Smyth and The Companion, Sarah Dunnakey.

Following the spring campaign, the Read Regional titles will remain in stock, adding to the wealth of new northern literature readers can borrow from their local libraries.

For the authors involved, Read Regional is not only an opportunity to meet readers and talk about their work, but also to celebrate the vitality of libraries as centres of creativity and learning for the whole community.