When I lived in that there London, my flat was right around the corner from Penguin Random House (the one on Vauxhall Bridge Road).Read the full story..
“You grow up surrounded by people who look and think and speak in two languages.” Author Preti Taneja talks to Northern Soul
King Lear strikes fear into the heart of me.Read the full story..
These days, Nigel Kneale isn’t a name that’s generally recognised by the man in the street.Read the full story..
Bradford’s arts-led renaissance: Northern Soul chats to Syima Aslam, the woman behind Bradford Literature Festival
When Syima Aslam first discussed creating a literature festival in Bradford, her daughter’s response was telling. “A literature festival in Bradford? Mum, really?”Read the full story..
“Lots of people have told me that it resonates with them, gay or straight,” says Rosie Wilby.Read the full story..
“It’s about bringing literature alive.” Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival
“I don’t think you should be snobby about reading,” says Punam Ramchurn, director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival which is returning for the fifth time this month.Read the full story..
Poetry is everywhere at the moment.Read the full story..
This year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution. In the third 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..
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