Tag: Manchester writers

Oct 16
Interview: John Cooper Clarke has written a memoir – and it’s a rollicking rock’n’roll rollercoaster

The Bard of Salford tells us about his extraordinary life - from growing up in Higher…

Oct 15
ITV commissions gripping new drama by Manchester screenwriter and producer

Starring Sheridan Smith, No Return will be written by Shameless, Clocking Off, The…

Aug 21
The accidental writer: Salford’s Charlotte Levin and a book that wasn’t supposed to be published

Charlotte Levin never planned to be a writer. As a young girl she had set her heart on…

Aug 17
Manchester Central Library will reopen this month with new measures in place

Manchester Central Library was the most visited public library in the country in…

Aug 13
Meet the Manchester author who overcame dyslexia and mental health issues to publish a novel

“My life is a bit weird and it is unconventional.” That is how Rochdale-based author…

Aug 06
Meet the Manchester author whose first novel is a Mancunian music melodrama

Steven J. Gill loves his music. In the early 1990s he managed a few bands with a…

Jul 28
From Crumpsall girl to Japanese prisoner of war: the story of Joan Whiteley

With war raging in Europe in 1940, Manchester-born Joan Whiteley and her best friend,…

Apr 02
Manchester libraries offer thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and papers online – for free

Government advice to stay at home means most of us have got more time on our hands.…

Mar 20
10 Manchester books that everyone should read

Following Government advice to stop visiting restaurants, pubs and theatres,…

Mar 03
Spinningfields’ Avenue steps have been covered in book titles by inspirational female authors

Decorated with a dozen publications penned by influential women, The Avenue steps in…

Dec 09
Shortlist for The Portico Prize for Literature revealed for books that best evoke the spirit of the North

The shortlist for The Portico Prize for Literature – the UK’s only award for…

Nov 26
The best independent bookshops in and around Manchester

Audio books and downloaded novels might be a convenient way of catching up with the…

Oct 01
Portico Prize for Literature longlist celebrates books that best evoke the spirit of the North

The longlist for The Portico Prize for Literature – the UK’s only award for…

Sep 24
This Manchester library has been rated one of the most beautiful in Europe

A list of the top 10 most beautiful libraries in Europe has been revealed, including…

Sep 09
Is this the world’s tiniest library? Spinningfields gets a birdhouse for book lovers

Readers rejoice! What might just be the world’s tiniest library has popped up in…

Sep 09
Want to be a writer? This Trafford conference is here to help with masterclasses, talks and workshops

Aimed at both emerging and established writers, the Northern Lights Writers’…

Aug 20
Leading LGBT+ authors commemorate Stonewall Riots at HOME tomorrow

International publisher Penguin has invited some of the most exciting queer voices of…

Aug 14
Manchester Literature Festival 2019 celebrates acclaimed authors, cultural icons and original writing

Now in its 14th year, the Manchester Literature Festival 2019 line-up features…

Jun 18
‘Living poem’ written in 64 languages goes on display in Manchester Central Library

A poem written in 64 languages spoken in Manchester – from Albanian to Zulu…

Jun 14
Remembering Manchester pioneers Alcock and Brown 100 years after first non-stop transatlantic flight

One hundred years ago this weekend, a specially modified First World War Vickers Vimy…

May 27
Manchester pioneers Alcock and Brown remembered 100 years after first non-stop transatlantic flight

One hundred years ago next month, a specially modified First World War Vickers Vimy…

May 07
Altrincham Word Fest encourages budding local writers to create their own works of literature

Altrincham Word Fest is a two-week celebration of writing taking place in the town…

Mar 18
Book review: Boy Number 26 – Tommy Rhattigan’s harrowing tale of a child in “care”

If you think the worst thing that could happen to a seven-year-old boy was to be lured…

Feb 20
Manchester Film Festival will show over 150 movies in a week – including UK and world premieres

The Manchester Film Festival is back next month for its fifth year. The programme is…

Feb 05
Three to see this weekend: wildlife artistry, stories in Merseyway and Manchester musically

Chinese New Year celebrations are in full swing, and you can join in across the city…

Dec 12
‘It’s a proper Manchester book’: writer David Nolan on his new novel – and what Tony Wilson was really like

David Nolan is an award-winning author, television producer and crime reporter. He has…

Nov 23
Dr John Cooper Clarke on meat and potato pies – and the difference between Manchester and Salford

Dr John Cooper Clarke rose to fame as a ‘people’s poet’ in the 1970s, touring with…