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

Meet the Author - Monique Roffey

We are excited to announce that Monique Roffey will be joining us in a virtual #MeetTheAuthor event at 3pm on Wednesday 6th October 2021 to talk about her remarkable latest novel and 2020 Costa Book of the Year, 'The Mermaid of Black Conch'.  Book your place here:

Previous events: Andrew McMillan

As part of the inaugural Manchester Libraries Festival, we are delighted to be able to invite both students and members of the public to this special #MeetTheAuthor event with the award winning poet Andrew McMillan.  This online event will take place on Wednesday 9th June at 2:00pm.

After two prize-winning collections which examined intimacies and intricacies of the physical body, McMillan's new book, pandemoniummarks a shift: both inward, into the difficult world of mental health, and outwards into the natural and political world.

Andrew McMillan in Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Manchester Metropolitan University. His debut collection physical was the first ever poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award,  The collection also won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, a Somerset Maugham Award (2016) and a Northern Writers' award (2014). In 2019 it was voted as one of the top 25 poetry books of the past 25 years by the Booksellers Association. His second collection, playtime, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2018; it was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2018, a Poetry Book of the Month in both The Observer and The Telegraph, a Poetry Book of the Year in The Sunday Times and won the inaugural Polari Prize.

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Previous events: Danielle Jawando

We are excited to announce that Danielle Jawando will be joining us in a virtual #MeetTheAuthor event at 3pm on Wednesday 30th September 2020 to talk about her book 'And the stars were burning brightly'.  Book your place here:

Book cover and blurb: And The Stars by Danielle Jawando

Previous events: Alex Wheatle

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.

Mood Board of books by Alex Wheatle

Previous events: 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!

Book cover: Behind Closed Doors by Miriam Halahmy