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Upcoming events: Manchester's literary goldmine

Maybe this is your first time in Manchester and you are looking for a way to explore its literary subculture, or maybe ...

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Books on new beginnings

There's a high chance that the upcoming opportunities and challenges associated with starting a new year at University is a major source of anxiety ...

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Preview: Notes on a Thesis by Tiphaine Rivière

Tiphaine Rivière’s graphic novel Notes on a Thesis is due to be released, translated by Francesca Barrie from the original French, on ...

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Upcoming events: Manchester's literary goldmine

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Books on new beginnings

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Preview: Notes on a Thesis by Tiphaine Rivière

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Upcoming events: Manchester’s literary goldmine

Roma Havers lists literary events in and around Manchester showcasing the variety and abundance of literary happenings in this wonderful city

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Books on new beginnings

Elizabeth Gibson recommends books to inspire and comfort, whether you are a newcomer to Manchester or a returning student

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Preview: Notes on a Thesis by Tiphaine Rivière

Roma Havers previews Tiphaine Rivière’s Notes on a Thesis, as translated by Francesca Barrie

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Top 5: book recommendations from your university peers

Students from different areas of the university offer up their suggestions for a book to read this semester

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Elizabeth Gibson meets Maggie Stiefvater

Elizabeth Gibson quizzes Young Adult superstar Maggie Stiefvater on art, mythology, books and bagpipes

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Review: Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism

Jack Blenkinsopp reviews The University of Manchester alumnus Alfie Bown’s newest fast and witty critical theory novel, Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism.

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YA roundup – home and away

Elizabeth Gibson updates us on the thriving Young Adult books scene

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Alternative uses: Coconut oil

This wonder-fat has hit the nation by storm, appearing both in the kitchen and the bathroom cupboards. From fat burning to flavouring, moisturising to cleansing, is there anything this palm extract can’t do?

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In conversation with Qaisra Shahraz

Books Editor Yasmin Mannan talks to the author and University of Manchester alumnus Qaisra Shahraz about writing, injustice, feminism, radicalisation, Muslim-Jewish relations, freedom of speech, Prevent, and the struggle of identity

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Review: Revolt

Books Editor Yasmin Mannan reviews Qaisra Shahraz’s third and most recent novel Revolt, which is a triumphant exploration of everything that is it to be human

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Review: Diao Dou’s Points of Origin

Hope Abbott reviews the otherwordly, yet understated, Points of Origin—the first English translation of any work by the award-winning Chinese author Diao Dou

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Interview: David Hartley

An interview with the University of Manchester alumnus and author David Hartley about Spiderseed, flash fiction stories published by Sleepy House Press