The Valley: A Hundred Years in the Life of a Yorkshire Family is a deeply personal portrayal of life in a working-class mining community, following four generations of his family as they attempt to build a better life for themselves.

Benson’s years of research and interviews all come together in this collection of warm, funny, and moving anecdotes of family life.

Broadcaster, Sally Magnusson, announced the £10,000 win at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Monday.