Dale Edwards reviews Lemn Sissay’s performance at the 8th Black and Asian Conference on the 8th of October 2016 at Contact Theatre and his new book Gold From the Stone
Rhys Walker lists his favourite Mancunian authors
Roma Havers celebrates the news of the new Nobel Prize for Literature winner Bob Dylan, and considers the state of mind of the contemporary literary scene
Always feel like you have got no free time, especially when it comes to sitting down with a good book?
Roma Havers details the Penguin Random House new scheme Write Now, aiming to mentor writers from under-represented backgrounds
Aiswarya Kishor suggests a challenge for you this year: read more widely, and in areas you hadn’t thought to explore
Roma Havers lists literary events in and around Manchester showcasing the variety and abundance of literary happenings in this wonderful city
Elizabeth Gibson recommends books to inspire and comfort, whether you are a newcomer to Manchester or a returning student
Roma Havers previews Tiphaine Rivière’s Notes on a Thesis, as translated by Francesca Barrie
Students from different areas of the university offer up their suggestions for a book to read this semester
Elizabeth Gibson quizzes Young Adult superstar Maggie Stiefvater on art, mythology, books and bagpipes
Jack Blenkinsopp reviews The University of Manchester alumnus Alfie Bown’s newest fast and witty critical theory novel, Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism.