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Literature Live: Jackie Kay and Ali Smith **SOLD OUT **

Starts: 19:30 05 December 2017
Ends: 21:00 05 December 2017
What is it: Literature Live
Organiser: Martin Harris Centre
How much: £10/£8
Who is it for: University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public

PLEASE NOTE: This event is Sold Out

We are thrilled that two of our most talented, engaging and humane writers, Jackie Kay and Ali Smith – contemporaries whose friendship spans many years – will return to Manchester Literature Festival for a special joint event where they’ll perform and discuss the art of creativity. Jackie, the Scottish Makar and University of Salford Chancellor, will read poems from her forthcoming collection, Bantam. Her previous collections include The Adoption Papers (winner of The Forward Prize, Saltire Award and Scottish Book Council Award), Off Colour, and Fiere. She has also published three short story collections; the memoir Red Dust Road and the novel Trumpet. Ali will read extracts from her forthcoming novel, Winter. The second instalment in her Seasonal quartet casts a merry eye over a bleak post-truth era with a story rooted in history, memory and warmth. Her previous novels include How to be both (winner of the Bailey’s Prize for Fiction, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Costa Novel Award), Hotel World and The Accidental (both shortlisted for the Booker and Orange Prizes). Ali is also a prolific short story writer with many collections.

The event will be introduced by Kaye Mitchell, co-director of the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester, and is presented in partnership with Manchester Literature Festival.

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