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Anarchist Book Festival 2022

Anarchist Book Festival 2022

Intrigued to learn more about the Anarchist Book Festival? This community driven book pop up not only introduced me to the world of of Anarchist literature, but more how literature in the 21st century can help prompt change
Classic recommendations for non-classics readers

Classic recommendations for non-classics readers

Do you love to read but hate the dread and intimidation that comes with classics? Here are our top recommendations for books to start with if you want to enjoy classic literature that little bit more
Literary Friction: A podcast for book lovers

Literary Friction: A podcast for book lovers

Ava Innes explores Literary Friction, a podcast perfect for those who need a break from books, but not the ideas behind them
Annie Dabb: Whitty Repartee

Annie Dabb: Whitty Repartee

Annie Dabb questions what exactly an Oxford education has done for Chris Whitty and makes some suggestions for the government’s Coronavirus measures
Be your own protagonist: Why you should be romanticising your life

Be your own protagonist: Why you should be romanticising your life

Heidy Lo explores the ways in which romanticising moments can help us make the most of life
Calling student creatives: We want you!

Calling student creatives: We want you!

The Mancunion’s brand new Creative Submissions section is delighted to be accepting submissions from all of the University’s top writers and photographers
Jonathan Coe, or the novelist who tries to narrate Brexit

Jonathan Coe, or the novelist who tries to narrate Brexit

Will Stonier reviews Jonathan Coe’s Brexit novel, Middle England
Preview: Words and Music – James Joyce and Anthony Burgess

Preview: Words and Music – James Joyce and Anthony Burgess

Words and Music – James Joyce and Anthony Burgess is a literature event featuring Enrico Terrinoni at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation
Review: PLAYLAND

Review: PLAYLAND

Dolly Busby reviews PLAYLAND, the last play written by Athol Fugard under Apartheid
Cabaret for Freedom: A Celebration of Windrush

Cabaret for Freedom: A Celebration of Windrush

Charley Gordon Boyle reviews the highlights of the Cabaret for Freedom event hosted by the Creative Writing Society in association with the Manchester Literary Festival
Manchester Literature Festival: October 2019

Manchester Literature Festival: October 2019

Alia Nawaz details the upcoming manchester Literature festival October 2019
Art in Mancunia: Maya Sharp

Art in Mancunia: Maya Sharp

Saoirse Akhtar Farren speaks with student artist, Maya Sharp, looking at how her photography reconnects with literary classics and powerful landscapes, in her deeply mysterious photographic series.
What’s On: Live Literature in Manchester

What’s On: Live Literature in Manchester

A quick roundup of all book-related events coming up this term in and around Manchester
Review: We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet

Review: We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet

Robert Boddy reviews Frances Liardet’s We Must Be Brave, a decade-spanning story of an orphaned evacuee and the woman who takes her into her family
Interview: Isaiah Hull

Interview: Isaiah Hull

Sade Omeje interviews Isaiah Hull, a Manchester-based poet and performer, whose debut collection of poetry, ‘Nosebleeds’, is out now.
Review: ‘American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin’

Review: ‘American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin’

Amy Hagan reviews Terrance Hayes’ ‘American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin’, after he performed at this year’s Manchester Literature Festival.
Review: a celebration of Muriel Spark

Review: a celebration of Muriel Spark

Bayley Cornfield reviews ‘A Celebration of Muriel Spark’ at this year’s Manchester Literature Festival after the centenary of her birth
Review: ‘Swan Song’ by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

Review: ‘Swan Song’ by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott’s novel is a brilliant representation of a literary icon, Truman Capote, and an incredible debut novel, writes Robert Boddy
Preview: Manchester Literature Festival

Preview: Manchester Literature Festival

Gurnaik Johal picks out highlights from the upcoming Manchester Literature Festival and looks ahead to an exciting season of literary events
Hunter S. Thompson – in memoriam

Hunter S. Thompson – in memoriam

“Where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught”

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