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Jeanette Winterson standing in a field

What's on: Literature

LITERATURE LIVE: Michael Hofmann and Igor Klikovac

18:30 - 21:00 28 January 2019

Michael Hofmann was born in Germany, grew up in England, and teaches at the University of Florida. Ingenious and brilliantly entertaining, One Lark, One Horse (2018), his fifth collection, ends a twenty-year poetic silence. He is known for translations of Döblin, Kafka, Fallada, Benn and Joseph Roth. His reviews and criticism are gathered in..

LITERATURE LIVE: Andrew Miller & Kamila Shamsie

19:30 - 21:00 04 February 2019

Andrew Miller was born in Bristol in 1960. A winner of the Dublin International Literary Award and the Costa Prize, 'Now We Shall Be Entirely Free' (2018) “his excellent eighth book, is a cat-and-mouse thriller set at the height of the Napoleonic wars … It’s a wonder Andrew Miller is not a household name.” (Guardian) Kamila Shamsie i..

Gestures: Writing that Moves Between

19:30 - 21:00 15 February 2019

Vahni Capildeo’s poetry includes Measures of Expatriation (Forward Prize, Best Collection, 2016) and Venus as a Bear (Poetry Book Society Choice, 2018). Skin Can Hold, their seventh full-length book (Carcanet, forthcoming 2018), arises from experimental theatre. Their non-fiction, on topics ranging from mannequins to masquerade to microtrave..

LITERATURE LIVE: Cathleen Miller and Horatio Clare

19:30 - 21:00 18 February 2019

Cathleen Miller is a visiting Fulbright Scholar and Distinguished Chair of the Humanities at the University of Manchester. She is a bestselling author whose biography of UN leader Nafis Sadik, Champion of Choice, was named one of the top ten biographies of 2013 by the American Library Association. Desert Flower, the life story of Somali nomad..

LITERATURE LIVE: MLF Tracey Thorn in conversation with Jeanette Winterson - SOLD OUT

19:30 - 20:30 26 February 2019

Please note, this event is now fully booked. Manchester Literature Festival is excited to welcome back author and singer-songwriter Tracey Thorn. Described as ‘the Alan Bennett of pop memoirists’ by Caitlin Moran, Tracey formed her first band, Marine Girls, whilst still at school and spent 17 years in bestselling pop duo Everything But T..

LITERATURE LIVE: Max Porter in conversation with Luke Brown

19:30 - 21:00 11 March 2019

One of the rising stars of British literature, Max Porter’s debut novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers won the Sunday Times / Peters, Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year, the International Dylan Thomas Prize and the Europese Literatuurprijs. It has been translated into twenty-seven languages and was described as ‘dazzlingly good’..

LITERATURE LIVE: Valeria Luiselli

19:00 - 20:30 20 March 2019

Manchester Literature Festival is delighted to present a rare UK event with Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli. Described as ‘a writer of formidable talent, destined to be an important voice in Latin American letters’ by Daniel Alarcon, Valeria is the author of the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth; the essay collection Side..

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