Manchester Metropolitan University

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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Manchester Writing: an evening with Nicholas Rankin

The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Met and the International Anthony Burgess Foundation are delighted to present an evening with Nicholas Rankin. Nicholas will be reading from and talking about his work in conversation with the Burgess Foundation’s Director, Professor Andrew Biswell.

Nicholas Rankin spent 20 years broadcasting for BBC World Service where he was Chief Producer and won two UN awards. He is the author of Dead Man's Chest, Telegram from Guernica and the bestselling Churchill's Wizards, the story of British intelligence in the two World Wars. His latest book, Defending the Rock, is published by Faber in September 2017 and sets Gibraltar in the wider context of the struggle against fascism at the time of the Second World War, chronicling the end of empire and rise to independence of the Gibraltarian people. Defending the Rock’s cast of characters includes Anthony Burgess, who served three years in Gibraltar, set his first novel there, and is the focus of the book’s penultimate chapter.

Manchester Writing is a series which explores the techniques authors use and choices they make when writing, and debate issues arising from their work. Nicholas will be reading from and talking about his work in conversation, and answering questions from the audience. Drinks will be available to purchase from the bar and copies of Nicholas’ books will be available from Blackwell’s bookstall, with signing after the event.

Thursday 7th December 2017, 7.00pm (venue open from 6.30pm)
Free entry – but booking via EventbBrite essential

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