Talks & Debates
Review: Viv Albertine in conversation with Jeanette Winterson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse
Viv Albertine tells an illuminating tale about her wilderness years spent trapped in a dreary, constrictive marriage.Read the full story..
Simon Schama is the kind of historian I want to be when I grow up.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..
Young Adult fiction has experienced a surge in sales and popularity in recent years.Read the full story..
At 31, I read more Young Adult fiction than texts written for grown-ups. There’s just something about the willingness to go further with the big stuff that appeals.Read the full story..
There’s little doubt that 2016 was tumultuous, what with Brexit, Trump and the passing of all those lovely celebs. But it was also a cracking year for literature.Read the full story..
“She’s driving from her home towards Newcastle but that’s the Holy Island causeway and that clearly isn’t right.”Read the full story..
“The North West has always been regarded by the South East of England as remote and slightly backward.”Read the full story..
When Brix Smith first arrived in Manchester back in May 1983, she experienced an almighty culture shock.Read the full story..
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