Manchester Literature Festival have released the following statement:
‘Upon reflection, we have decided to cancel our event with Hari Kunzru and Nikesh Shukla at Central Library on Thursday 25th May. We have been deeply saddened by the incident in Manchester earlier this week and know the reverberations are still being felt across our great city. We are sorry to disappoint ticket holders and hope to have Hari visit Manchester Literature Festival again in the future. Our thoughts are with the many families and partners grieving and know the city and its literary community will stay strong, united and resilient. Our box office at Quaytickets will be in touch with all customers to offer a refund.
Cathy Bolton & Sarah-Jane Roberts, Manchester Literature Festival Co-Directors’