We’re delighted to announce that Northern Soul is the Media Partner for the fifth annual Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction. This is our fourth year as partner for the prestigious prize, run by Comma Press and the University of Central Lancashire. Comma’s commitment to the short story and its place in today’s literary narrative is second to none, as is its work to blur cultural and social boundaries.Read the full story..
“We have been dreaming about this for decades.” UK’s first purpose-built LGBT+ Extra Care housing facility in Manchester moves forward
Way back in 2019, I wrote a piece for Northern Soul about the UK’s first LGBT retirement community that was due to be established in Whalley Range, South Manchester.Read the full story..
Manchester’s urban history is being celebrated with a new book featuring images of local independent shops in the 1980s, which already look like a bygone age.
While writing The Royle Family up in Manchester with Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash, some days, just for a joke, Caroline would announce “it’s raining in London” and we would all cheer.Read the full story..
There’s a new champion in town and it’s the bestselling crime author, Elly Griffiths.Read the full story..
- The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2022
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