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Festive Literature Event with Jeanette Winterson and A.L. Kennedy

28 Nov 2013

Join the Centre for New Writing for carols, mince pies and mulled wine in this Festive Literature Event on Sunday 1 December 2013 at The Martin Harris Centre.

Jeanette Winterson

Professor of Creative Writing Jeanette Winterson will be joined in conversation with A.L. Kennedy, one of the most distinguished and acclaimed writers of her generation.

A.L. Kennedy is the author of five collections of stories, most recently What Becomes, and six novels, including Paradise and Day, winner of the 2007 Costa Book of the Year Award and Costa Novel Award and the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year 2007. Her most recent novel, The Blue Book, was published in 2011 and has been shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year 2011.

She is the winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, the Encore Prize and was chosen as one of Granta’s twenty Best of Young British Novelists in 1993 and again in 2003. She is also recipient of the Lannan Foundation Literary Award, 2007 and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature, 2007.

A collection of non fiction, On Writing, was published in 2013 and a new collection of stories, All the Rage, will be published in Spring 2014.


Tickets are priced at £12 / £10 and are available from:

  • Martin Harris Centre Box Office 0161 275 8951 (Mon-Fri 2-4pm)
  • Online via Quaytickets


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