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I’m increasingly drawn to stories set in the places I know well.Read the full story..
Historic England’s new book of ‘irreplaceable’ places in England locates a decent proportion of them in the North.Read the full story..
Like Dial-a-Disc or foil disposable ashtrays in takeaways, the cinema double bill has receded into the lint of a barely conceivable past yet to be reappropriated by the stylists of today’s lazy nostalgia.Read the full story..
“We have to find more hopeful ways to represent dementia.” Naomi Krüger talks to Northern Soul about her debut novel, May
Having lost two close family members to dementia, I am interested in portrayals of this dreadful illness in literature but have often been disappointed by its presentation.Read the full story..
You may not have heard of Cinnamon Press but it is one of those publishers quietly and diligently making a difference in the publishing world.Read the full story..
“Fiction has to reflect the experiences of everybody.” Author Glen James Brown talks to Northern Soul
There must be something in the air because Northern writers are churning out fascinating fiction at a rate of knots.Read the full story..
“I write for my 14-year-old self and I think I always will.” YA author Non Pratt talks to Northern Soul
Something about Non Pratt’s writing reels me in. She’s hilarious, yes, but it’s her ability to completely understand the teens she writes about that really interests me.Read the full story..
Emily, the elusive Brontë sister, is often portrayed as reclusive, difficult, perhaps even slightly unhinged.Read the full story..
I have the propensity to be anxious about most things – electrical goods, being late, saying no, upsetting people, gas hobs, plug sockets, disease, forgetting things – so a book titled Notes on a Nervous Planet calls to me like a gin & tonic on a hot day.Read the full story..
- The Gayby Has Landed: pregnant in a pandemic
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- “They see an arts career as a waste of time.” Northern Soul talks to culture specialist Josh Wilkinson
- The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2021
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Thought for the Day: “It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” - John Steinbeck
We just discovered a local chippy that delivers. It is gloriously Northern - dishes include spam fritters, black pudding, Carrs pasties, chips/cheese/gravy (a single dish, that one), pineapple ring, rag pudding, chip muffin and, um, battered Mars Bar. What a time to be alive.