Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Manchester Literature Festival line up announced
29.09.09 Graeme Neill in The Bookseller

Martin Amis, Kate Atkinson (pic right) and Val McDermid are among the authors appearing at the fourth Manchester Literature Festival next month.
The festival will take place from 15th October to 25th October across a range of venues, including Manchester Comedy Store, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Buddhist Centre, Imperial War Museum North and the newly renovated Band on the Wall.
A full programme of events, which also includes talks with Eoin Colfer, Fay Weldon (pic left) and Joan Bakewell, can be found at

Cathy Bolton, director of Manchester Literature Festival said: "Every year MLF sets itself the challenge to get the best, most interesting and diverse writers and literary events for the festival – and this year we’ve really done ourselves proud! If you love live literature, but haven’t got the time or money to go to Edinburgh or Cheltenham, don’t worry because we’re bringing top quality culture with our own Manchester stamp right to your doorstep."
Last month, the festival held a launch event with a live literary performance with music to promote Margaret Atwood's latest novel, The Year of the Flood.

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