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brett anderson

Review: Brett Anderson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse

October 14, 2019 No Comments

Suede doesn’t fit the story.

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Jessica Andrew by Seth Hamilton

Review: Jessica Andrews and Helen Mort, Manchester Literature Festival, International Anthony Burgess Foundation

October 13, 2019 No Comments

When I was a creative writing student, I was encouraged to ‘write what you know’.

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Review: Neil Tennant in conversation with Andrew McMillan, Manchester Literature Festival, RNCM

October 11, 2019 No Comments

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.

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Book Review – Embellish with Relish: Bring Your Store Cupboard to Life

September 28, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review – Embellish with Relish: Bring Your Store Cupboard to Life

Embellish with Relish, written by the co-founder of the Hawkshead Relish Company Marie Whitehead, is a treat.

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The Irresistible Rise of Prose Poetry: Northern Soul talks to poet Oz Hardwick

September 28, 2019 Comments Off on The Irresistible Rise of Prose Poetry: Northern Soul talks to poet Oz Hardwick

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.

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David Constantine

“It’s the job of fiction to be truthful.” David Constantine in conversation at Blackwell’s, Manchester

September 27, 2019 Comments Off on “It’s the job of fiction to be truthful.” David Constantine in conversation at Blackwell’s, Manchester

Literary events are tricky.

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John Craven

Headlines and Hedgerows: TV legend John Craven talks to Northern Soul

September 26, 2019 Comments Off on Headlines and Hedgerows: TV legend John Craven talks to Northern Soul

I know we all say it about the tele of our childhoods, but kids’ TV in the 70s really was special.

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“Writing is a lonely way of connecting with the world.” Author Bill Bryson talks about his new book and being an author

September 22, 2019 Comments Off on “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.

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Shelagh Delaney

Tastes of Honey: Shelagh Delaney biographer Selina Todd talks to Northern Soul

September 20, 2019 Comments Off on Tastes of Honey: Shelagh Delaney biographer Selina Todd talks to Northern Soul

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.

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“I write the books that shout loudest in my head.” Northern Soul talks to crime author Val McDermid

September 20, 2019 Comments Off on “I write the books that shout loudest in my head.” Northern Soul talks to crime author Val McDermid

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.

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