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When Manchester recently bid for and won UNESCO City of Literature status, part of its success was undoubtedly based on the thriving Manchester Literature Festival, an annual reminder to the world that Manchester was the city which built the UK’s first public lending library and gave the world the work of great writers including Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Burgess, Howard Jacobson and many more.Read the full story..
I’m increasingly drawn to stories set in the places I know well.Read the full story..
When the best-selling crime writer Ian Rankin brings his Investigating Murder: An Evening with Ian Rankin to Manchester’s HOME, the intention, he says, is not simply to talk about his new book In A House Of Lies (incidentally, one of the best thrillers of the year if you ask me) then sign some copies.Read the full story..
This year feels like the perfect time to welcome the launch of Jenni Murray’s new book – A History of the World in 21 Women – as we celebrate the centenary of women (those aged over 30 who had a household) gaining the vote and the rise of global feminist movements such as #TimesUp and #MeToo.Read the full story..
“I forgot you wrote it.” This was the feedback Graham Norton received from his mum which let him know he was onto a winner with this novel writing lark.Read the full story..
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