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Simon Armitage

Review: Simon Armitage at Manchester Cathedral

October 23, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Simon Armitage at Manchester Cathedral

In the atmospheric setting of Manchester Cathedral, a large crowd gathers to hear the night’s sermon.

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Manchester Literature Festival Sermon with Audrey Niffenegger

October 23, 2014 Comments Off on Manchester Literature Festival Sermon with Audrey Niffenegger

Some books stay with you long after you have read them.

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Kay Mellor

Kay Mellor at the Manchester Literature Festival

October 17, 2014 Comments Off on Kay Mellor at the Manchester Literature Festival

Kay Mellor is one of the UK’s most prolific and successful TV dramatists.

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Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry talks to Northern Soul ahead of the Manchester Literature Festival

October 3, 2014 Comments Off on Sebastian Barry talks to Northern Soul ahead of the Manchester Literature Festival

If you were asked what you thought about the state of the Irish novel, would you have an answer? Perhaps not, but this and other questions will be answered at one of the Manchester Literature Festival’s events this month.

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Arne Dahl talks to Northern Soul ahead of the Manchester Literature Festival

October 1, 2014 Comments Off on Arne Dahl talks to Northern Soul ahead of the Manchester Literature Festival

It must be a confusing time to be Arne Dahl, one of the brightest in a galaxy of Scandi-crime stars born out of the British obsession with all things Scandinavian. He’s coming to the Manchester Literature Festival next week to talk about To The Top Of The Mountain, his just-published third novel in the Intercrime series.

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Margaret Drabble

Margaret Drabble on writing, walking and Bridget Jones

September 14, 2014 Comments Off on Margaret Drabble on writing, walking and Bridget Jones

It’s not often I get nervous before an interview. Sir Richard Branson 30,000 ft over the Atlantic? He was more anxious than I was. Nigella Lawson via a crackly line on Boxing Day? An absolute dream. The Dalai Lama in a five-star Manchester hotel? A total pussycat.

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The Manchester Man

The Manchester Man

October 15, 2013 Comments Off on The Manchester Man

There’s a street in the heart of Manchester called ‘Scotland’. Just ‘Scotland’. Not Scotland Road, Scotland Street or Scotland Avenue. Where are you going? Oh, I’m going to Scotland, it’s right next to the River Irk and not far from Victoria Station.

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Poetry and Scones at The Midland

October 13, 2013 Comments Off on Poetry and Scones at The Midland

Among the plethora of festivals that Manchester now hosts and boasts, the Literature Festival is neither as loud as the International Festival nor as beery as the Food and Drink Festival. It does not possess the quiet cool of the Jazz Festival or the bloody horror of Grim Up North. What it does possess is the grace and grandeur that only writers can provide.

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Scandi Crime Fiction Comes To Manchester

September 16, 2013 Comments Off on Scandi Crime Fiction Comes To Manchester

Jo Nesbø strides into a packed Manchester Town Hall Banqueting room looking as cool as the Johnny Cash of crime writing.

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The Beautiful Game

September 5, 2013 Comments Off on The Beautiful Game

Author David Peace now resides in Japan but the Huddersfield-born, former Manchester resident and graduate from Manchester Polytechnic (now MMU) is thrilled to be back to promote his novel about the late, great Bill Shankly, Red or Dead.

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