Festival of football writing returns to National Football Museum

The footy's back. It's as if it hasn't been away. City and Liverpool are back winning and United are, er, well, back. Ten games a week...

Book review: Yesterday We Were in America – the story of...

The English thriller dates from the late 19th and early 20th centuries when a coterie of writers produced a series of ripping yarns like...

‘It’s a proper Manchester book’: writer David Nolan on his new...

David Nolan is an award-winning author, television producer and crime reporter. He has written a dozen books including I Swear I Was There, about...

Meet the man who’s been called the Scorsese of Salford

The bench, the bench by the war memorial, an eight foot, graffiti tattooed Cleopatra’s Needle of a war memorial. She is about to sit...

Altrincham Word Fest encourages budding local writers to create their own...

Altrincham Word Fest is a two-week celebration of writing taking place in the town this month. The aim is to inspire people to take...

10 Manchester books that everyone should read

World Book Day, now in its 22nd year, is a celebration of reading. And where better to start than with some stories about our...

New Moston neighbours’ labour of love to celebrate forgotten Manchester hero

Everybody knows about Peterloo. But how many remember the Blanketeers March of 1817, when a crowd of 25,000, including 5,000 men who intended to march to...

MancBook Review: Manchester’s Radical Mayor by Joanna M Williams

On 22nd August 1893, the Great Abel bell in Manchester's new town hall - inaugurated just short of 16 years before - tolled solemnly...

Best-selling author who escaped Moors Murderers fell victim to child care...

Author Tommy Rhattigan, whose harrowing account of his life as a seven year-old surviving crippling poverty and brutal abuse in the slums of inner...

Manchester Literature Festival 2019 celebrates acclaimed authors, cultural icons and original...

Now in its 14th year, the Manchester Literature Festival 2019 line-up features award-winning writers, rock musicians, and the new Poet Laureate. Authors, journalists and musicians...

Leading LGBT+ authors commemorate Stonewall Riots at HOME tomorrow

International publisher Penguin has invited some of the most exciting queer voices of the future to Manchester for a night of spoken word and...

Mancunians urged to share the gift of books to improve children’s...

The benefits of childhood reading reach far beyond entertainment. According to a recent study, reading for pleasure is more important for children's cognitive development than...

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