Andrew O’Hagan & Tracey Thorn hosted by Jackie Kay

Unfortunately, due to personal reasons Tracey Thorn is no longer able to appear at this event. Manchester Literature Festival is working to reschedule the event for 2022. If you have an existing booking, our team will be in touch soon to offer a refund or the option to transfer to the new date once it is announced.

Friendships forged in music and carried through adulthood are at the core of the latest books by Andrew O’Hagan (The Illuminations) and Tracey Thorn (Bedsit Disco Queen). In Andrew’s hilarious and heart-breaking Mayflies, Tully and Noodles spend a weekend in Manchester seeing New Order, The Smiths and The Fall before the novel jumps 31 years to the ultimate test of their friendship.

Singer, songwriter and formerly one half of Everything But The Girl, Tracey depicts her real-life friendship with Lindy Morrison, drummer of The Go-Betweens, in the superb My Rock ‘n’ Roll Friend. Two female musicians negotiating the patriarchy and the trials of the music industry. Explorations of politics, illness, class and masculinity also unite these books as the characters mould their identities.

Presented by Manchester Literature Festival in partnership with Faber Members and hosted by poet and MLF Patron Jackie Kay.

Onsale Dates:
MLF Members – Wed 11 Aug 12pm (via telephone or in person at HOME box office only)
HOME Friends & Members – Thu 12 Aug, 12pm
General sale – Fri 13 Aug, 12pm

MLF Membership starts at £20 per annum and is available here.