Articles relating to: books
I read chapters from Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City in the bath.Read the full story..
Review: 24 Stories featuring Kathy Burke, Mike Gayle, John Mitchinson, Nina Stibbe, Manchester Literature Festival
Social media gets a bad rap.Read the full story..
George Orwell had relatively little comment on the subject of the visual arts save to say that he didn’t much care for Salvador Dali whose autobiography he described as “simply a strip-tease act conducted in pink limelight”.Read the full story..
From ITV big gob (and all-round cockwomble), Piers Morgan has suggested that papoose-wearing fathers look ’emasculated’.Read the full story..
Review – A Celebration of Muriel Spark: Jackie Kay, Alan Taylor & Louise Welsh, Manchester Literature Festival
It’s cosily disorientating.Read the full story..
Working to forge a sense of belonging, Afua Hirsch lays out her conflicting ideologies as a half-Ghanaian, half-English woman.Read the full story..
I’m increasingly drawn to stories set in the places I know well.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..
Ben Webster finds himself in a curious position.Read the full story..
Will Dean’s Dark Pines is one of this year’s hottest crime debuts, and with a back story that’s nearly as intriguing as the book itself.Read the full story..
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
Sign up for Northern Soul newsletter
The Northern Soul Poll
Recent Tweets for @Northern_Soul_
@parkslifeblog You're off our christmas card list.
@ianbrown Hi - I'm currently teaching Music Journalism at Salford Uni. Don't spose you have a spare half hour to come in and chat to my students? They are brilliant young people just starting out and are huge fans. - Helen Nugent
Milk before the teabag or teabag before the milk? #NorthernDebate
How to blow young people's minds on a number of levels: tell them your dad saw The Beatles in concert - as the support act.