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“I’m a very late starter to this novel-writing lark.” Award-winning crime author Trevor Wood talks to Northern Soul
The huge surge in the readership of crime novels during the present unpleasantness arises partly, no doubt, from the visceral pleasure, sheer entertainment and, yes, reassurance to be had from a gripping plot, set within a somewhat familiar formula in a world where justice might actually triumph.Read the full story..
“It took 17 years from typing the first word of the first manuscript to finally being published last year.Read the full story..
“Stay true to the kind of work you want to produce.” Author Gaynor Jones reflects on what it means to be a Northern writer
Gaynor Jones, winner of Northern Soul Writer of the Year 2018, looks back on a year that was full of surprises.Read the full story..
As Brexit dominates the headlines, Alexandra Jarvis, a writer for the Immigration Advice Service, has some stringent opinions on the impact Brexit will have on our creative sectors. She asks, how do we stop the damage before it’s too late?Read the full story..
“It’s the culmination of the trilogy, each of which I think looks at the idea of ‘monster’ and what that means in contemporary society.”Read the full story..
Self-doubt can be one of the biggest battles for writers.Read the full story..
“I’m just surprised they’re holding something like this here,” whispers one of my fellow conference-goers as we take our seats in the Robert Bolt Theatre for this year’s Northern Lights Writers’ Conference.Read the full story..
Are you bored stiff of the national press’s attitude towards the North of England? Do you think that it pays scant attention to culture in this part of the world? Northern Soul asked leading artists, playwrights, poets, arts professionals and journalists what they think about the North-South cultural – and media – divide.Read the full story..
The Relative Harmony of Julie O’Hagan is the debut novel by South Manchester writer Annette Sills. In an article for Northern Soul, she writes about her experience of becoming a published author and the processes that went into writing her book.Read the full story..
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