The Mancunion previews 2019’s most exciting literary releases
Books Editor Gurnaik Johal interviews Laura Purcell and Stuart Turton before the first show of their joint UK book tour
As the staggering list of banned books in Kuwait becomes public, Esmee Samsworth discusses the impacts of censorship on literature and politics
In Chile, students, writers, and feminist campaigners have protested a decision to rename the Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport to the Pablo Neruda International airport. They argue that Neruda, the renowned love poet, doesn’t deserve this celebration as he openly admitted to raping a maid in his 1977 memoir. He wrote that: “One morning, I […]
Students in The University of Manchester’s English Literature, American Studies and Creative Writing department have created a new academic journal, called Polyphony. Founded by third-year-student Hana Jafar with the aim to spread “creative, innovative, and high quality writing” by other undergraduate students, Polyphony will “provide […] readers with an accessible resource to enrich their experience […]
Sade Omeje reviews Akwaeke Emezi’s much anticipated debut novel, ‘Freshwater’, a surreal story of Ada, a child born as a Obanje.
Esmee Samsworth takes a look at the Oxford English Dictionary Word of the Year: Toxic, and what the choice says about 2018.
The Manchester Literature Festival hosted a discussion on the historic repeal of the Eight Amendment that happened in May last year.
As part of the Manchester Literature Festival, the Martin Harris Centre welcomed writers Sasha Dugdale and Nick Laird to read from their latest poetry collections
Alice Porter discusses the announcement of the sequel to Margaret Atwood’s seminal novel
Bayley Cornfield reviews Angela Chadwick’s debut novel, ‘XX’, which speculates about a world where women can reproduce without men
‘I Can Handle University’ is a pocket-sized self help guide designed to help new students
After sitting down with Toreh O’Garro and Roma Havers, two members of the Young Identity creative group, it became apparent how busy, how active, and how present the collective is in and around Manchester. With showcases running throughout the year and performances commissioned and hosted regularly, the young creatives seem to always be immersed in […]
Urussa Malik review’s the Creative Writing Society’s ‘Too Shy: Open Mic’ event at Chapter One Books in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
Sade Omeje interviews Isaiah Hull, a Manchester-based poet and performer, whose debut collection of poetry, ‘Nosebleeds’, is out now.
Amy Hagan reviews Terrance Hayes’ ‘American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin’, after he performed at this year’s Manchester Literature Festival.
‘Sea Prayer’ is a short work about the Syrian Refugee Crisis accompanied by watercolour illustrations