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Audrey Niffenegger

Manchester Literature Festival Sermon with Audrey Niffenegger

October 23, 2014 Comments Off on Manchester Literature Festival Sermon with Audrey Niffenegger

Some books stay with you long after you have read them.

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John Lydon in Conversation at The Albert Hall, Manchester

October 23, 2014 Comments Off on John Lydon in Conversation at The Albert Hall, Manchester

Since 1976, John Lydon has been using words and music to question the inhabitants of the corridors of power, those untutored in the rhythms of popular culture who tut-tutted at the so-called degenerative influence of music’s equivalent of TNT – punk rock – on the nation’s youth.

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Kay Mellor

Kay Mellor at the Manchester Literature Festival

October 17, 2014 Comments Off on Kay Mellor at the Manchester Literature Festival

Kay Mellor is one of the UK’s most prolific and successful TV dramatists.

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Bernard Sumner

Bernard Sumner talks to Northern Soul

October 13, 2014 Comments Off on Bernard Sumner talks to Northern Soul

It’s a sunny Autumn afternoon out on the terrace bar at The Lowry in Salford and Bernard Sumner is explaining how he came to write his autobiography.

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Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry talks to Northern Soul ahead of the Manchester Literature Festival

October 3, 2014 Comments Off on Sebastian Barry talks to Northern Soul ahead of the Manchester Literature Festival

If you were asked what you thought about the state of the Irish novel, would you have an answer? Perhaps not, but this and other questions will be answered at one of the Manchester Literature Festival’s events this month.

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Arne Dahl talks to Northern Soul ahead of the Manchester Literature Festival

October 1, 2014 Comments Off on Arne Dahl talks to Northern Soul ahead of the Manchester Literature Festival

It must be a confusing time to be Arne Dahl, one of the brightest in a galaxy of Scandi-crime stars born out of the British obsession with all things Scandinavian. He’s coming to the Manchester Literature Festival next week to talk about To The Top Of The Mountain, his just-published third novel in the Intercrime series.

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Michael Palin talks about Travelling to Work

September 27, 2014 Comments Off on Michael Palin talks about Travelling to Work

It’s one of those glorious instances of “of course!” casting: the makers of the forthcoming new version of The Clangers have announced that the narrator will be none other than Michael Palin.

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Margaret Drabble

Margaret Drabble on writing, walking and Bridget Jones

September 14, 2014 Comments Off on Margaret Drabble on writing, walking and Bridget Jones

It’s not often I get nervous before an interview. Sir Richard Branson 30,000 ft over the Atlantic? He was more anxious than I was. Nigella Lawson via a crackly line on Boxing Day? An absolute dream. The Dalai Lama in a five-star Manchester hotel? A total pussycat.

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What is happening to our Northern character?

August 23, 2014 Comments Off on What is happening to our Northern character?

Chris Nickson is a crime writer. He lives in Leeds and he’s not happy about the erosion of his city’s history and its Northern identity.  

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Herring Girl: Northern Soul talks to author Debbie Taylor

August 21, 2014 Comments Off on Herring Girl: Northern Soul talks to author Debbie Taylor

Northern Soul’s Wendy Pratt Talks to author Debbie Taylor about Herring Girl, Mslexia and taking the scenic route to becoming a writer.

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