13 October 2008 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

NEIL GAIMAN SWOOPS INTO MANCHESTER (29 OCTOBER)

 

Multi-award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer Neil Gaiman will appear at a special Literature Live event at The University of Manchester, on Wednesday 29 October (2008).

 

The bestselling fiction-writer and graphic novelist will read from and discuss his new novel The Graveyard Book at the Halloween-week event, which will be followed by a Q & A session.

 

Gaiman is the creator of the Sandman comic series, and his books Coraline and Stardust have been adapted into major films.

 

He was recently voted number three in the top 100 SF and Fantasy authors by SFX Magazine readers.

 

This event is the latest in the Literature Live series of readings run by the University's Centre for New Writing (academic home of Martin Amis).These bring the best-known contemporary novelists and poets to Manchester, to discuss and read from their work. 

 

It will take place in the suitably neo-gothic surroundings of the Universityís Whitworth Hall, at 7.00pm.

 

Full details are:

Literature Live: Neil Gaiman

Wednesday 29 October, 7.00pm

Whitworth Hall, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, M13 9PL

 

Tickets cost £7 (£5 concessions) and include discounts on the authorís books at the event bookstall.They are available from the Universityís box office on 0161 275 8951 or boxoffice@manchester.ac.uk, or via www.quaytickets.com.

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

 

Literature Live is supported by Abode Manchester: www.abodehotels.co.uk/manchester.

 

Images of Neil Gaiman are available upon request.

 

For further information on any of this seasonís events please visit www.manchester.ac.uk/arts/newwriting/events or contact:

 

Jo Nightingale 
Centre for New Writing
School of Arts, Histories and Cultures
University of Manchester
 
+44 (0)161
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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.

 

Its distinguished teaching staff includes novelists Martin Amis, M.J. Hyland, Geoff Ryman and Ian McGuire, and poets John McAuliffe and Vona Groarke.

 

www.manchester.ac.uk/arts/newwriting/