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Jeanette Winterson standing in a field

What's on: Literature

Literature Live: Luke Brown and Emma Jane Unsworth

18:30 - 19:45 10 February 2020

Luke Brown grew up in Fleetwood, Lancashire, and now lives in London, although he is frequently in Manchester to teach at the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester. His debut My Biggest Lie was published in 2014 and his second publication Theft, will be launched at this event. Luke reviews books for The Financial Times, London..

*Fully Booked* Literature Live: Isabel Allende in Conversation with Jeanette Winterson

19:00 - 20:45 11 February 2020

***This event is now fully booked*** Manchester Literature Festival and the Centre for New Writing are thrilled to welcome one of Latin America’s greatest authors to the UK for her first visit in 12 years. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, Isabel is the author of 24 best-selling books including The House of Spirits, Daughter of Fortune and..

Literature Live: Eimear McBride

19:30 - 20:45 17 February 2020

Manchester Literature Festival and the Centre for New Writing are delighted to present an evening with Eimear McBride. One of our most arresting writers, Eimear has written two acclaimed and uncompromising novels, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing (Baileys Women’s Fiction Prize) and The Lesser Bohemians (James Tait Black Memorial Prize). At this..

Literature Live: Jean McNeil and Rachael Allen

19:30 - 20:45 24 February 2020

Jean McNeil is a Canadian writer who has undertaken official residencies in Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, Svalbard, Greenland, and has made three trips in the Atlantic and Southern Oceans aboard ship-based scientific expeditions. Her book about being writer-in-residence with the British Antarctic Survey, Ice Diaries: An Antarctic Memoir (E..

Literature Live: Vahni Capildeo, Anthony Caleshu and Peter Gizzi

19:30 - 20:45 09 March 2020

Vahni Capildeo is a Trinidadian Scottish writer inspired by other voices, ranging from live Caribbean Connexions and an Indian diaspora background to the landscapes where Capildeo travels and lives. Their poetry (seven books and four pamphlets) includes Measures of Expatriation, awarded the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2016, and in 201..

Literature Live: Frances Leviston and Kirsty Logan

19:30 - 20:45 23 March 2020

Frances Leviston is the author of two collections of poetry: Public Dream, shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Jerwood-Aldeburgh First Collection Prize; and Disinformation, shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. In 2015 she was shortlisted for the BBC Short Story Award. She lives in Durha..

Literature Live: Jessica Moor and Juliet Bates

18:30 - 19:45 20 April 2020

Join Jessica Moor and Juliet Bates this spring as they celebrate the launch of their new publications. Jessica Moor studied English at Cambridge before completing a Creative Writing MA at The University of Manchester. Prior to this she spent a year working in the violence against women and girls sector and this experience inspired her first..

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