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Review: Malika Booker at the Manchester Literature Festival

Poet Malika Booker talks politics at the Manchester Literature Festival

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Protest: Stories of Resistance – an afternoon with Maxine Peake

“I think it’s almost impossible to write without being political” — Kit de Waal

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A campaign for change

Manchester Literature Festival is re-designed with a new political incentive

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Preview: Manchester Literature Festival 2017

The Books Editor’s top picks from the forthcoming Manchester Literature Festival

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A very Normal interview

BAFTA award winning screenwriter, poet, comedian and co-founder of Baby Cow Productions, Henry Normal sits down to chat with Raine Beckford about the launch of his new book

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Upcoming: An evening with Gloria Steinem

Manchester Literature Festival will be hosting an evening with the feminist author Gloria Steinmen

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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.

Audrey Niffenegger in conversation with Jeanette Winterson at the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama. Photo: Katie Myerscough

Audrey Niffenegger and Jeanette Winterson discuss myths, wonder and the nature of time

Katie Myerscough spends an evening at the Martin Harris Centre listening to these two master storytellers

Bridging the gap between sports and the arts... Laurence Toynbee's Close Passing Among the Forwards (1961). Photograph: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Ian McMillan and Owen Sheers: a passion for sport

Shanda Moorghen heads to The Green, one of Manchester’s finest sports bars, to hear Ian McMillan and Owen Sheers discuss the growing dichotomy between sports and the arts

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

Ian Sinclair. Photo: Manchester Literature Festival

American Smoke and intellectual osmosis

Kate Pleydell manages to enjoy Ian Sinclair’s discussion of his new book American Smoke despite having a pint split on her

Bidisha. Photo: Pauline Keightley

Writing a Path Through Palestine

London-based writer, critic and broadcaster Bidisha discusses her new book Beyond the Wall: Writing a Path Through Palestine