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Photo: The Society of Young Publishers

The Society of Young Publishers

Publishing is an ever-fluctuating business as technology develops and becomes a more dominant part of our lives. For a while, it almost ...

Maggie Stiefvater Photo: Stephen Voss

Elizabeth Gibson meets Maggie Stiefvater

With the hugely successful fantasy series such as the Raven Cycle and Shiver trilogy under her belt, Maggie Stiefvater is one of ...

Photo: Qaisra Shahraz

In conversation with Qaisra Shahraz

I am first struck by Qaisra Shahraz’s undeniable warmth. She smiles at me as if we have known each other our whole ...

Photo: The Society of Young Publishers

The Society of Young Publishers

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 1
Maggie Stiefvater Photo: Stephen Voss

Elizabeth Gibson meets Maggie Stiefvater

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 2
Photo: Qaisra Shahraz

In conversation with Qaisra Shahraz

Posted on Mar 7, 2016 3
Photo: The Society of Young Publishers

The Society of Young Publishers

Danielle Kosky introduces The Society of Young Publishers and explains how you can get involved in their events

Photo: Maggie Stiefvater by Stephen Voss

Elizabeth Gibson meets Maggie Stiefvater

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

Photo: Qaisra Shahraz

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

Photo: Emily Ingle

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

Image: Pariah Press

An interview with Austin Collings

Ben Beauvallet talks to Austin Collings about his new book being released through an independent publisher, growing up in Radcliffe, and how he draws inspiration from discarded Lilt cans.

Photo: Adrian Age @Flickr

Profile: The Chronicles of C.S. Lewis

Books Editor Leonie Dunn looks over the life of the prolific author C.S. Lewis

Image: Reena Mahtani @Flickr

Dylan Thomas’ Centenary

May Dylan Thomas’ death have no dominion

Photo: zen_warden @Flickr

A Biography of James Joyce

Harry Daniels considers the epic life and works of the literary hero that is James Joyce.

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Sigmund Freud’s Life and Influence

“Probably no theory evolved by man is as absurd as Sigmund Freud’s theory of penis envy.” –Esther Vilar in ‘The Manipulated Man’.

After World War Two, Camus became the leading French critic of communism. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of an Author – Albert Camus (1913 – 1960)

Aidan Gregory takes a look at the life and work of Albert Camus

The famous yellow family. Photograph: 20th Century Fox

Simon Singh: The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

As part of the Manchester Science Festival 2013, James Jackman caught up with Simon Singh, author of the bestselling Fermat’s Last Theorem, to discuss his latest book, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets.

Audrey Niffenegger and Bianca Boorer at La Maison Hotel. Photo: Bianca Boorer

In conversation with Audrey Niffenegger

Bianca Boorer talks to American writer, artist and academic Audrey Niffenegger