HERE are some headline acts from Manchester Literary Festival (MLF) this year. The festival is in its eighth year and after securing funding from HSBC has become one of the major literary festivals in the UK.
Joanna Trollope in conversation with broadcaster Jenni Murray on her sparkling re-telling of Sense and Sensibility
Lionel Shriver delivers the fourth Manchester Sermon
Carlos Acosta, Roddy Doyle and Helen Fielding to launch new work
Louis de Bernières celebrates Barbara Pym
Special trailblazer event with Jo Nesbo marking the latest Harry Hole thriller
Jackie Kay and Ali Smith explore the legacy of Sylvia Plath
Jeanette Winterson talks to Audrey Niffenegger about myths, wonder, storytelling and the imagination.
Rare opportunity to hear cult author Neil Gaiman read and talk about his new children’s novel
Legendary crime writer Walter Mosley discusses the new instalment in his Easy Rawlins series.
Manchester Literature Festival and Manchester Camerata present a special programme marking the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech including a response from Lemn Sissay.
Cathy Bolton, Director of Manchester Literature Festival, says: “Once again we are making Manchester the destination of choice for literature lovers this October; launching some of the hottest new books of the autumn season, and presenting an exciting series of bespoke commissions, talks and walking tours celebrating the city’s rich literary heritage and inquiring spirit.”
For a full listing check out the festival website.
Manchester Literature Festival, sponsored by HSBC Premier, takes place from 7 to 20 October 2013 at venues across the city.
Tickets on sale from early August - to find out more and to book visit the website or call 0843 208 0500.
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