Hope Abbott reviews the new English translation of Aimée de Jongh’s graphic novel: The Return of the Honey Buzzard
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
Roma Havers details the Penguin Random House new scheme Write Now, aiming to mentor writers from under-represented backgrounds
Elizabeth Gibson recommends books to inspire and comfort, whether you are a newcomer to Manchester or a returning student
Students from different areas of the university offer up their suggestions for a book to read this semester
Jack Blenkinsopp reviews The University of Manchester alumnus Alfie Bown’s newest fast and witty critical theory novel, Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism.
Hope Abbott reviews the new crime novel by Manchester-born author Marnie Riches
Danielle Kosky reviews The Book of Dhaka, a new collection of short stories from Comma Press
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
Always feel like you have got no free time, especially when it comes to sitting down with a good book?
Charlotte Smith praises Qaisra Shahraz for her work as an author and humanitarian and shares thoughts on her Lifetime Achiever Award from the National Diversity Awards
Roma Havers previews Tiphaine Rivière’s Notes on a Thesis, as translated by Francesca Barrie
Elizabeth Gibson quizzes Young Adult superstar Maggie Stiefvater on art, mythology, books and bagpipes
Elizabeth Gibson updates us on the thriving Young Adult books scene
Benjamin Mortimer takes a look at the 19th Century essayist Thomas de Quincey’s view of drug culture, highlighting parallels with the present day