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.
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
Amy Hagan reviews Terrance Hayes’ ‘American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin’, after he performed at this year’s Manchester Literature Festival.
Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott’s novel is a brilliant representation of a literary icon, Truman Capote, and an incredible debut novel, writes Robert Boddy
“Where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught”
Manchester follows in the proud footsteps of Dublin, Baghdad, Barcelona and Reykjavik
Elliot Mills argues the case for a place in the literary heritage of Manchester for Anthony Burgess, a man often left out of the narrative
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
Elizabeth Gibson quizzes Young Adult superstar Maggie Stiefvater on art, mythology, books and bagpipes
A quick roundup of all book-related events coming up this term in and around Manchester
Sade Omeje interviews Isaiah Hull, a Manchester-based poet and performer, whose debut collection of poetry, ‘Nosebleeds’, is out now.
Bayley Cornfield reviews ‘A Celebration of Muriel Spark’ at this year’s Manchester Literature Festival after the centenary of her birth
Gurnaik Johal picks out highlights from the upcoming Manchester Literature Festival and looks ahead to an exciting season of literary events
Jeffrey Eugenides releases a new collection of short stories
Elliott Mills witters on for far too long; omnipresent voice Elliot Mills brings us back to a straightened-out meaning of meaning
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
Elizabeth Gibson recommends books to inspire and comfort, whether you are a newcomer to Manchester or a returning student