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Literature Live: Kirsty Gunn and Tiffany Atkinson

07 Mar 2013

On Monday, 11 March 2013 (6.30pm) at The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama.

Don't miss the latest event in the popular “Literature Live series” hosted by the University’s Centre for New Writing, the academic home of novelist Jeanette Winterson.

These events bring well-known contemporary novelists and poets to Manchester, to discuss and read from their work. Tickets include a glass of wine or soft drink at the post-event reception and discounts at the Blackwell bookstall.

Kirsty Gunn

Kirsty Gunn is the author of seven books of fiction including a collection of short stories and a compendium of poetry, essays and fragments, and is published in the UK by Faber and in over twelve countries and languages throughout the world.

Her most recent book is “The Big Music”, published in July 2012 to great critical acclaim and out in paperback this summer. “The boy and the sea” was winner of the 2007 Sundial Scottish Book of the Year and her previous work “Featherstone” was a New York Times Notable Book and a recipient of a Scottish Arts Council Bursary for Literature. She has a Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Dundee where she created and directs the programme of Writing Study and Practice. Her new collection of short stories “Infidelity” is to be published this November. She is married with two daughters and lives in London and Scotland.

Tiffany Atkinson

Tiffany Atkinson is a senior lecturer in English at Aberystwyth University, and has lived in Wales, since 1993.

She was winner of the Ottakar’s and Faber National Poetry Competition (2000) and the Cardiff Academi International Poetry Competition (2001). Her poems are published widely in journals and anthologies, and her first collection, Kink and Particle (Seren, 2006) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and winner of the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize.

Her second collection, Catulla et al (Bloodaxe 2011) was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year, and a third is due from Bloodaxe later this year.

She gives regular readings and workshops across the UK and internationally, and is the poetry editor for The New Welsh Review.


Tickets cost  £6 / £4 and are available online from:

You can also contact the Martin Harris Centre box office on 0161 275 8951 or email enquiries to 

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