Authors & Reviews
Suede doesn’t fit the story.Read the full story..
Review: Jessica Andrews and Helen Mort, Manchester Literature Festival, International Anthony Burgess Foundation
When I was a creative writing student, I was encouraged to ‘write what you know’.Read the full story..
For Neil Tennant, it’s been a pop life. From writing pop into his personality, to writing his personality inextricably into pop, music has been at the heart of his biography.Read the full story..
Embellish with Relish, written by the co-founder of the Hawkshead Relish Company Marie Whitehead, is a treat.Read the full story..
In part two of his series, The Irresistible Rise of Prose Poetry, Northern Soul’s Poetry Correspondent Mark Connors talks to poet and co-editor of The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry, Oz Hardwick, and reviews Hardwick’s new collection.Read the full story..
“It’s the job of fiction to be truthful.” David Constantine in conversation at Blackwell’s, Manchester
Literary events are tricky.Read the full story..
I know we all say it about the tele of our childhoods, but kids’ TV in the 70s really was special.Read the full story..
“Writing is a lonely way of connecting with the world.” Author Bill Bryson talks about his new book and being an author
Interviewing Bill Bryson is a dangerous occupation, both in the preparation and the execution.Read the full story..
In April 1958, London-based theatre director Joan Littlewood received a package in the post from 19-year-old Shelagh Delaney of Duchy Road, Salford.Read the full story..
If you were to set a murder mystery in Harrogate then its crime writing festival would offer the perfect setting for a puckish postmodern whodunnit.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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