EVENT ALERT (15 DEC): DBC
Controversial Booker-winner DBC Pierre will make a rare public appearance at The University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing on 15 December.
The writer’s best-selling first novel,
It was voted one
of the ‘100 Best Things in the World’ by GQ magazine, and went on to win
Whitbread First Novel and Bollinger Everyman Woodhouse prizes.
brought up in
He will discuss his life and varied career, which has included stints as a designer, photographer, film-maker and cartoonist, with Booker-shortlisted novelist M.J. Hyland, as well as taking questions from the audience.
This event will round up the 2008 Literature Live series of readings run by the Centre for New Writing, the academic home of Professor Martin Amis.
The series brings the best-known contemporary novelists and
Full details are:
Literature Live: DBC
Monday 15 December, 6.30pm
Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Martin Harris Centre,
Tickets cost £5 (£3 concessions) and include a drink at the post-event reception and discounts on the author’s books at the event bookstall.
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NOTES FOR EDITORS
Literature Live is supported by Abode Manchester: www.abodehotels.co.uk/manchester.
Images are available upon request.
For further information on any of this season’s events please visit www.manchester.ac.uk/arts/newwriting/events or contact:
Centre for New Writing
School of Arts, Histories and Cultures
University of Manchester
+44 (0)161 ….
ABOUT THE CENTRE FOR NEW WRITING
The Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester is home to a range of programmes in creative writing and contemporary literature, from undergraduate to PhD level.
It hosts the major public reading series Literature Live, Martin Amis Public Events and the new online journal The Manchester Review (www.themanchesterreview.co.uk).
Its distinguished teaching staff includes novelists Martin Amis, M.J. Hyland, Geoff Ryman and Ian McGuire, and poets John McAuliffe and Vona Groarke.