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Selected resources from the Manchester Metropolitan University Library collection for leisure reading and reading for pleasure.

Coming up

We are pleased to welcome Jane Rogers as our guest at the next 'Meet the Author' event on Wednesday 25th March 2020 at 2.00 p.m. in the All Saints Library Chat Zone. She'll be talking about her latest book ‘Body Tourists', a dystopia set in 2045. ‘Unputdownable and often thought-provoking’ The Sunday Times ‘An insightful examination of the things people truly value’ SciFi Now.

Jane Rogers has published ten novels and a collection of stories, original TV and radio drama, and adapted work for radio and TV. Awards include the Arthur C Clarke Award 2012 and ManBooker longlisting for The Testament of Jessie Lamb; Edge Hill Prize shortlist 2013 for Hitting Trees with Sticks; BAFTA nomination for Mr Wroe’s Virgins; Impac and Orange longlisting; Writers’ Guild Best Fiction Book; Samuel Beckett Award; Somerset Maugham Award, and more. 

A selection of Jane’s books will be on sale at this event via our local Blackwell's Bookshop.

Previous events

We are pleased to welcome Alex Wheatle as our guest at the next 'Meet the Author' event on Wednesday 9th October 2019 at 2.00 p.m. in the All Saints Library Chat Zone. He'll be talking about his latest book 'Home girl: or the miseducation of Naomi Brisset', a Young Adult (YA) novel telling the story of a teenage girl growing up in the care system. Alex is a well-known YA writer, with his first book published in 1999 ('Brixton Rock') and more following since then. He received an MBE for services to literature in 2008, and was Winner of the Guardian’s Children’s Fiction Award  in 2016 for 'Crongton Knights' ... and he is a great speaker too!

A selection of Alex's books will be on sale at this event via our local Blackwell's Bookshop, with discounts available.

Miriam Halahmy Book Giveaway 2019

We're delighted to announce that our Book Giveaway for new students starting in September 2019 is 'Behind Closed Doors' by Miriam Halahmy, and the first chapter is available to read now. Once you have enrolled (or if you are already a Manchester Met student), you can read the whole book online. Look out for print copies of the book which will be available to pick up from various locations across campus during Welcome Week. 'Behind Closed Doors' has been described as moving, compelling, sensitive and heart-wrenching in its 5* reviews, and we hope you find it enjoyable and thought-provoking too.

Miriam will be our guest at our #MeetTheAuthor event on Wednesday 25th September at 2.00 p.m. in the Library Chat Zone. All welcome!