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Rising Stars: Caoilinn Hughes and Tara Bergin

While perhaps not the most popular event at the Manchester Literature Festival this year, the Caoilinn Hughes and Tara Bergin reading made ...

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5 Most Controversial Books

1. The Satanic Verses – Salman Rushdie Not only did two American bookshops refuse to sell the book due to death threats, but ...

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Sophia Al-Maria's 'Virgin with a Memory'

Virgin with a Memory is a multimedia exhibition documenting the production of, and inspiration behind, Sophia Al-Maria’s unfinished rape revenge film Beretta. ...

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Rising Stars: Caoilinn Hughes and Tara Bergin

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5 Most Controversial Books

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Sophia Al-Maria's 'Virgin with a Memory'

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Rising Stars: Caoilinn Hughes and Tara Bergin

Imogen Durant took to the Manchester Literature Festival for Caoilinn Hughes and Tara Bergin’s Poetry Readings.

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Sophia Al-Maria’s ‘Virgin with a Memory’

Gregory Watson reviews Sophia Al-Maria’s multifaceted exhibition Virgin With a Memory, which is currently on show at the Cornerhouse until 2nd November

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Review: David Nicholls’ ‘Starter for Ten’

Sophie Soar reviews the witty novel ‘Starter for Ten’ by the bestselling author David Nicholls and tells you just why she’s glad that protagonist Brian Jackson isn’t her flatmate

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5 Most Controversial Books

Following the official banned books week, Alister Pearson chooses his top five most controversial books ever

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This week in literature

Alister Pearson returns to 1957 when legendary absurdist Albert Camus won the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature

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Azar Nafisi’s The Republic of Imagination: A Case for Fiction

Nafisi “invites us to join her as citizens of her ‘Republic of Imagination,’ a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.”

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Top 5 Novels on mental health

As it is Mental Health Awareness Week, Books Editor Leonie Dunn picks the top 5 most iconic novels that focus and reflect on mental health

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My Literary Hero: Hubert Selby Jr

Alister Pearson tells you why Hubert Selby is his literary hero after reading Last Exit to Brooklyn

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The Kindle: to buy or, not to buy?

Books Editor Alister Pearson provides a response to Leonie Dunn in favour of the Kindle

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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’.

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The Book vs. the Kindle

With the ever looming start of term approaching fast how are you going to be catching up on your reading?