Poetry Competition Winner – huge congratulations to Sharon Black!
Poetry Competition Runners-Up – so many wonderful poems that we have five runners-up rather than just the two we’d planned.
The Last of the Bowmans and Black Humour – author J Paul Henderson tells us about the origins of his hilarious dark comedy about a dysfunctional family.
Brooklyn: From Book to Film – our regular film critic, Diana Cheng, measures up the adaptation of Brooklyn against the original novel.
Make Room for Me: Organising a Literary Conference – Noreen Masud talks us through the many stages of setting up a conference about Stevie Smith, from confused strangers to excited academics.
What Reading Makes of Us: The Power of Stories to Shape our Realities – Independent bookseller, Mark Thornton, takes us on a tour of some of engaging and brilliant books that explain and exemplify the power of reading.
Reading Manchester – critic, reviewer and our fabulous Chair of judges for the poetry competition, Rob Spence, gives us his top fiction picks as a dedicated Mancunian.
Spotlight on Dean Street Publishers – we talk to literary agent and publisher, Rupert Heath, about his new publishing house for vintage crime and cult fiction.
Spotlight on YA Fiction – Shiny regulars, Memory and Jenny, highlight the best of this season’s new young adult titles.
Victoria, BookBuzz Editor