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Lessons on debutism and the ‘difficult’ second novel

July 10, 2022 Comments Off on Lessons on debutism and the ‘difficult’ second novel

“It took 17 years from typing the first word of the first manuscript to finally being published.”

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“Libraries are hanging on by their fingernails.” Author Patrick Gale talks to Northern Soul

June 15, 2022 Comments Off on “Libraries are hanging on by their fingernails.” Author Patrick Gale talks to Northern Soul

The novelist Patrick Gale knows how to write an opening line.

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Mayflies Over Manchester: Andrew O’Hagan writes for Northern Soul

October 3, 2020 Comments Off on Mayflies Over Manchester: Andrew O’Hagan writes for Northern Soul

‘There are children playing in the street.’ That is the first stage direction for the first scene of a new television serial aired on December 9, 1960, Coronation Street.

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Northern noir: crime author M.W. Craven talks to Northern Soul

January 5, 2020 Comments Off on Northern noir: crime author M.W. Craven talks to Northern Soul

Morse, Vera, Poirot and, um, Kojak.

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Author Nicola Mostyn at the launch of The Love Delusion in Manchester

My Space: Nicola Mostyn, author

November 3, 2019 Comments Off on My Space: Nicola Mostyn, author

In a series of articles, Northern Soul’s Phil Pearson talks to all manner of fascinating folk about the room they use to write in, paint in, and do all things creative. This week it’s author Nicola Mostyn.

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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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Enigma Variations, Andre Aciman

Review: Andre Aciman, Manchester Literature Festival

October 26, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Andre Aciman, Manchester Literature Festival

I read chapters from Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City in the bath.

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“This is Manc Noir.” Black Moss author David Nolan talks to Northern Soul

October 3, 2018 Comments Off on “This is Manc Noir.” Black Moss author David Nolan talks to Northern Soul

For many authors, the path to their first novel can be a long and winding road.

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Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2017

December 21, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2017

Despite our hopes that 2017 would be a marked improvement on the turbulent 2016, this year came with more bumps, twists and turns than the Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. But, as usual, it was an excellent year for bookworms and the good reads kept on coming. 

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“However unhappy you are, you can always escape into a book.” Claire Tomalin talks to Northern Soul

November 20, 2017 Comments Off on “However unhappy you are, you can always escape into a book.” Claire Tomalin talks to Northern Soul

The last time I saw Claire Tomalin in Manchester she was battling some sort of rave act in order to be heard.

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