Manchester’s modern literary reputation has been growing recently with Centre for New Writing, Manchester Literature Festival, and the city’s ever expanding live scene playing a part. To cement its importance, there was even a debate about whether academia was ignoring the live literature scene.
The reputation counts for nothing without writers from the city, and author Beth Underdown has got a reputation that is spreading far beyond her home city, or the events surrounding it. Underdown was recently included in the Observer’s New Faces of Fiction 2017 and her debut novel The Witchfinder’s Sister has been described as ‘vivid and terrifying’ and ‘elegantly crafted’. Telling the story of the Witch Trials conducted by Matthew Hopkins and how his sister, Alice, coming home after her husband’s death finds a home that is no longer a place of safety. An Evening with Beth Underdown at Waterstones will be a chance to see the author on her 40 date book tour as she reads from the book, answers audience questions, before signing copies. A night with one of Manchester’s most exciting new writers at their local launch is one not to be missed.
Fri 10 Mar, Waterstones Deansgate, 91 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BW. Tel: 0161 837 3000, 6.30pm, £3, www.waterstones.com
- Joe Daly
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- Mon 6 Mar 2017