One of the North West’s most innovative literary festivals, Manchester Literature Festival specialises in showcasing and commissioning imaginative writing from fiction and poetry to secular sermons. A firm believer in the transformative power of words and stories, MLF’s annual Festival includes some of the most interesting voices in fiction, poetry, literature in translation, song-writing, activism and culture.

For Autumn 2021, Manchester Literature Festival will be delivering its first hybrid Festival. From 9-17 October 2021, MLF LIVE will feature 20 intimate In Conversations and poetry showcases at select venues in Manchester city centre. This will be followed by MLF DIGITAL from 1-14 November 2021 where viewers will be able to enjoy both select recordings from MLF LIVE and a series of New Commissions and In Conversations with 'acclaimed national and international authors and poets including Bernardine Evaristo, Elizabeth Strout, Monique Roffey, Ingrid Persaud, Elif Shafak, Colm Toibin, Jeanette Winterson, Alan Johnson, Caleb Azumah Nelson & Brandon Taylor, C Pam Zhang & Bryan Washington, Kayo Chingonyi & Andrew McMillan, Malika Booker, Mark O'Connell, Rebecca Solnit, Dara McAnulty and Rachel Holmes & Lemn Sissay on Sylvia Pankhurst. Music lovers can enjoy Bobby Gillespie talking about his memoir, Bob Stanley & Tessa Norton discussing The Fall and Paul Morley & LoneLady on music legend Tony Wilson. You can view the full programme and book tickets on their website here.

Page-Turning Fiction

Oh William!
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My Name Is Lucy Barton
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The Island of Missing Trees
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The Magician
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The Mermaid of Black Conch
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Love After Love
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Great Circle
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Rodham
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Girl, Woman, Other
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The Late Train to Gipsy Hill
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Brilliant New Voices

Open Water
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Real Life
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Filthy Animals
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How Much of These Hills is Gold
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Memorial
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Lot
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Somebody Loves You
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The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney
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Inspiring Nature & Activism

Orwell's Roses
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Recollections of My Non-Existence
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I Belong Here
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Diary of a Young Naturalist
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Wild Child
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How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division
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Sylvia Pankhurst
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Music & Machines

12 Bytes
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Notes from an Apocalypse
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From Manchester with Love
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Tenement Kid
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Excavate!
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Black British Voices

Manifesto
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My Name Is Why
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The Fat Lady Sings
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Without Prejudice
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Bernard and the Cloth Monkey
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Be The Change
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Dreaming in a Nightmare
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Not Quite Right For Us
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The Dancing Face
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Minty Alley
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Incomparable World
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World Literature

The Book of Reykjavik
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The Country of Others
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The Dangers of Smoking in Bed
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Things We Lost in the Fire
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A Luminous Republic
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Such Small Hands
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Poetry to Open Doors & Lift Spirits

A God at the Door
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Ballad of a Happy Immigrant
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A Blood Condition
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pandemonium
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Thinking with Trees
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Like a Tree, Walking
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Auguries of a Minor God
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Hinge
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Second Memory
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Dear Big Gods
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A Dinner Party in the Home Counties
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The Celox and the Clot
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Eat Or We Both Starve
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Link
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Selected Poems
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Flood
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Stories to Entertain Young Readers

Superheroes
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Maybe...
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Oh No, George!
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Don't Worry, Little Crab
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