Manchester City of Literature

Manchester City of Literature

Last year, I applied to become the Chairperson of the Manchester City of Literature; I didn’t make the decision until the eleventh hour and I was probably more surprised than anyone when the steering committee selected me to become its chair. UNESCO designated...
Discovering Palestinian Writing

Discovering Palestinian Writing

I confess, until a few weeks ago, I hadn’t read too much literature emanating from Palestine. A wee bit, sure, but nothing to write home about. And then, as chance would have it, an impromptu conversation with a friend of mine, Hafsah Bashir, changed everything....