Tagged: Manchester

Comma Press awarded £50k from Greater Manchester Culture Fund

Independent publisher Comma Press and Manchester Literature Festival have been awarded grants from the Greater Manchester Culture Fund. Set up by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority... Read more

Jessica Andrews wins £10k Portico Prize for début Saltwater

Jessica Andrews has won the £10,000 Portico Prize for Literature for her début novel Saltwater (Sceptre), described as "a tender tribute to women across generations and an important exploration... Read more

Carcanet at 50

Carcanet Press is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Founder and m.d. Michael Schmidt speaks to us about the highs and lows of the press'... Read more

PRH plans to extend north with Northern Fiction Alliance members

Penguin Random House is exploring an editorial presence in Manchester, possibly in 2019, in collaboration with Northern Fiction Alliance members, with potential financial support from Arts Council England... Read more

Amazon opens Manchester office, recruits 1,000 staff

Amazon is opening a new 90,000 sq ft corporate office in Manchester next year, for 600 fresh employees, along with boosting its development centres in Edinburgh and Cambridge.... Read more

Manchester named UNESCO City of Literature

Manchester has been named as a UNESCO City of Literature and will develop a programme of cultural events and projects across the city in celebration.... Read more

Manchester vigil book raises £40k for charities

A book being developed by Manchester creatives in response to last month’s bombing in the city has already raised more than £40,000 for charity.... Read more

Joe Sugg's 24 hour book-signing raises funds for Manchester appeal

Author and vlogger Joe Sugg completed a 24 hour book signing over the weekend which raised funds for the appeal to help the victims of... Read more

MacInnes revealed as SCL president-elect

Neil MacInnes has been announced as the president-elect of the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL), taking over the post in June 2016. MacInnes is the... Read more

Manchester bans homeless protestors from library

Manchester Council stopped a group of homeless people using the central library after they set up a protest camp outside. The group set up camp... Read more

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