Manchester Literature Festival 2022
Date7 October 2022 00:00 - 23 October 2022 00:00
PriceEvent prices vary
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Authors this year include Ian Rankin, Monica Ali, Damon Galgut, Ruth Jones, Rob Delaney, Sheila Hancock, Susanna Clarke, Natalie Haynes, Maggie O’Farrell, Kamila Shamsie, A.M. Homes, George Saunders, Paterson Joseph, Roger Robinson & Johny Pitts, Mariana Enriquez, Max Porter, and Vogue Editor Edward Enninful in conversation with Bernardine Evaristo. Plus Cabaret for Freedom and a platter of poetry celebrations.
The Festival takes place in an array of venues in this vibrant city – from historical Victorian museums and the Central Library to flagship venues Contact, HOME, Royal Northern College of Music and the unique Anthony Burgess Foundation.
The full programme will be on sale for MLF Get Closer Members on Wednesday 24 August and on general sale on Friday 26 August. Membership starts at £20 per annum and includes Priority Booking.
Patrons of Manchester Literature Festival include former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, award-winning journalist and Observer critic Rachel Cooke, poet and Scottish Makar Jackie Kay, broadcaster and former anchor of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour Dame Jenni Murray, poet and publisher Michael Schmidt, acclaimed novelist Kamila Shamsie and author and broadcaster Erica Wagner.
Over the past 16 years, the Festival has featured many of the biggest names in literary fiction and spoken word as well as prominent cultural figures from across the globe, including Tori Amos, Simon Armitage, Margaret Atwood, Kate Atkinson, Malorie Blackman, William Boyd, Jung Chang, Roddy Doyle, Margaret Drabble, Carol Ann Duffy, Jennifer Egan, Inua Ellams, Anne Enright, Bernardine Evaristo, Neil Gaiman, Guy Garvey, Bobby Gillespie, Seamus Heaney, Alan Hollinghurst, Nick Hornby, Kazuo Ishiguro, Howard Jacobson, Alan Johnson, Barbara Kingsolver, Hanif Kureshi, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Deborah Levy, Johnny Marr, Paul Mason, Armistead Maupin, Val McDermid, David Mitchell, Paul Morley, Walter Mosley, Andrew Motion, Jo Nesbo, Patrick Ness, Audrey Niffenegger, Ben Okri, Arundhati Roy, Will Self, Elif Shafak, Lemn Sissay, Kamila Shamsie, Zadie Smith, Elizabeth Strout, Kae Tempest, Neil Tennant, Colm Toíbín, Rose Tremain, Sarah Waters, Vivienne Westwood, Colson Whitehead, Jeanette Winterson and Xinran.
The Festival has also welcomed prominent activists, campaigners and disruptors including Patrisse Cullors (co-founder of Black Lives Matter), Angela Davis, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Caroline Criado Perez, George Monbiot, Rebecca Solnit and Gloria Steinem.
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