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Thurston Moore in Conversation

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‘This is history—scuffed, slightly bent, plenty noisy, and indispensable.’ – Colson Whitehead One of the founding members of alternative rock band Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore’s memoir Sonic Life is fuelled by his […]

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Doon Mackichan in Conversation

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British actor, comedian and writer Doon Mackichan joins us to launch her memoir, My Lady Parts: A Life Fighting Stereotypes. Through the roles she’s played on TV, in the theatre and […]

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Naomi Alderman in Conversation

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The future is coming. The Future is here. When Martha Einkorn fled her father’s isolated compound in Oregon, she never expected to find herself working for a powerful social media mogul hell-bent […]

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Book Launch: PITY by Andrew McMillan

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Blackwell's Bookshop and Manchester Libraries are excited to host the Manchester launch of award-winning poet Andrew McMillan's PITY - his stunning debut novel which explores community, masculinity and post-industrialisation in Northern England. Doors: […]

Book Launch: Fangirl Down by Tessa Bailey

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THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Waterstones Manchester Arndale and Manchester Libraries are thrilled to present an evening with bestselling author Tessa Bailey as we celebrate the publication of Fangirl […]

Crime Central Returns!

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Crime Central returns on Wednesday 13th March! Our host Rob Parker has been curating some wonderful events over the next few months and he's relaunching Crime Central with a corking […]

VULTURE CAPITALISM – Grace Blakeley Book Launch

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We're thrilled to be welcoming author and jounalist Grace Blakeley to Manchester for the launch of her explosive new book VULTURE CAPITALISM - a fresh look at the problems of […]

Percival Everett in Conversation

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Presented by Manchester Literature Festival ‘With my pencil, I wrote myself into being.’ In James, Percival Everett’s thrilling retelling of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the enslaved Jim is allowed to […]

David Nicholls in Conversation

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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Presented by Manchester Literature Festival A welcome return to Manchester Literature Festival for one of the UK’s best loved authors. David Nicholls joins us to discuss his witty and […]

George the Poet

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TRACK RECORD - George the Poet in conversation with Okechukwu Nzelu Join us for the Manchester launch of TRACK RECORD - the ground-breaking new memoir from acclaimed rapper and podcast […]

Crime Central

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Rob Parker continues to spoil you with another perfect panel of authors!  Joining him in April will be Judith O'Reilly, Charlotte Vassell and F.E. Birch!    Bringing the best from […]

Olivia Laing: The Garden Against Time

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Presented by Manchester Literature Festival ‘A garden is a time capsule, as well as a portal out of time.’ In her compelling new work of non-fiction The Garden Against Time, Olivia […]