Manchester Literature Festival line up announced

<p>Martin Amis, Kate Atkinson and Val McDermid are among the authors appearing at the fourth Manchester Literature Festival next month.</p><p>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.</p><p>A full programme of events, which also includes talks with Eoin Colfer, Fay Weldon and Joan Bakewell, can be found at <a href="http://www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk" target="_blank">www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk</a>.</p><p>Cathy Bolton, director of Manchester Literature Festival said: &quot;Every year MLF sets itself the challenge to get the best, most interesting and diverse writers and literary events for the festival &ndash; and this year we&rsquo;ve really done ourselves proud! If you love live literature, but haven&rsquo;t got the time or money to go to Edinburgh or Cheltenham, don&rsquo;t worry because we&rsquo;re bringing top quality culture with our own Manchester stamp right to your doorstep.&quot;</p><p>Last month, the festival held a launch event with a live literary performance with music to promote Margaret Atwood&#39;s latest novel, <em>The Year of the Flood</em>.<br /></p>