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Writing the North – James Clarke and Luke Brown in Conversation

Join Lancashire authors James Clarke and Luke Brown at this very northern online book event held in partnership with Manchester Libraries.

Monday 27th July at 6.30pm

Manchester Libraries, And Other Stories and Serpent’s Tail are proud to bring you this online opportunity to meet two of the most exciting new writers in the UK.

James Clarke’s second novel Hollow in the Land is a compound eye view of a post-industrial community in East Lancashire. A journey through the rich, interconnected lives of the locals in all their strangeness and intimacy. James is the winner of the 2019 Betty Trask Prize. He lives in Manchester.

In Theft, Luke Brown’s exhilarating howl of a second novel, the narrator travels between east London and Fleetwood, Lancashire, torn between the town he thought he had escaped and the city that threatens to chew him up. Theft is longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize. Luke teaches at the Centre for New Writing at University of Manchester.

Join these two authors at a free event in which they’ll discuss the influence of the north on their writing and outlook on life, and whether the region receives the prominence it deserves in fiction published recently.


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