Thursday, 25 July 2019 at 6:00 pm – Thursday, 25 July 2019 at 8:30 pm
Rewriting the North: Fiona Mozley and Andrew Michael Hurley
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Time: 18:00 – 20:30
Location: The Portico Library
Tickets: Free - Available on Eventbrite
The ‘Rewriting the North’ event series explores the relationship between writing and place and celebrates how writers are reimagining the North of England. Supported by The Portico Library and Centre for Place Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. Speakers: Fiona Mozley and Andrew Michael Hurley.
Fiona Mozley was born in London and grew up in York. She studied History at the University of Cambridge and later lived in Buenos Aires and London. She is currently studying for a PhD at the University of York in medieval history, researching concepts of decay in the Middle Ages.
Her debut novel, Elmet, was published in 2017 to great acclaim. It won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Polari First Book Prize, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, as well as numerous other awards.
Andrew Michael Hurley is the author of two short story collections, Cagesand The Unusual Death of Julie Christie. His first novel, The Loney, was originally published in 2014 by Tartarus Press and then John Murray a year later, after which it won the 2015 Costa ‘First Novel’ award and the 2016 British Book Industry awards for ‘Debut Novel’ and ‘Book of the Year.’ The Loney has been translated into almost twenty languages and is currently being developed as a feature film.
His second book, Devil’s Day, was published in October 2017 and was listed as one of the books of the year in The Times, Financial Times and the Mail on Sunday. It went on to jointly win the 2018 Royal Society of Literature Encore Award for best second novel.
Hurley’s short fiction has appeared in Granta, The Best British Short Stories 2017, The Spectator, the Seaside Special collection published by Blue Moose, This Dreaming Isle (Unsung Stories) and in the English Heritage anthology, Eight Ghosts. The author lives in Lancashire with his family and teaches Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Writing School. His third novel, Starve Acre, will be published in October 2019.
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