Authors & Reviews
“It’s an unequal world.” Bettany Hughes on women in history, gender, and her love affair with Istanbul
“When I first went into the BBC a producer said, ‘nobody wants to be lectured at by a woman’.”Read the full story..
I can’t think of a better twosome to round off this year’s Manchester Literature Festival than Jackie Kay and Ali Smith.Read the full story..
The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences: Northern Soul talks to writer Kelly Michelle Walsh
It’s no exaggeration to say that Bolton-born Kelly Michelle Walsh is a veritable ray of sunshine on a grey and grim wet day.Read the full story..
The last time I saw Claire Tomalin in Manchester she was battling some sort of rave act in order to be heard.Read the full story..
What a night! Never before have I sat in a library swigging wine out of the bottle all the while laughing until my ribs actually ached.Read the full story..
Last Tuesday, Manchester received some fantastic news.Read the full story..
This year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution. In the fourth of a series of articles for Northern Soul, Alfred Searls explores how 1917 – and the Soviet society which developed in its shadow – has been portrayed by writers since that momentous year of revolution.Read the full story..
Life as a fan of Alan Hollinghurst is a game of patience. You have to wait a good few years for the next fix to come along – but it’s worth it.Read the full story..
Northern Soul Awards 2017
Congratulations to all the winners at the Northern Soul Awards 2017. It was a cracking night. For the full list, click here http://awards.northernsoul.me.uk/2017-winners
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