Invisible Female Authors ..and how to find them

Updated in 2015 to include 50% less ignorance! When I browsed the fantastic events calendar for 2012’s Manchester Literature Festival, I found myself noting just how many of the female authors (but the not poets, strangely enough) I’m completely unfamiliar with. This got me to wondering why none of the female authors I follow ever do events or talks. A

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Why I hated reading The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time (and why that’s okay)

While still nursing a substantial New Year hangover at the start of 2015, I was suitably impressed with Simon Stephens’s production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time. It’s an innovative show with excellent casting, powerful scripting choices, and some emotive dialogue and performances. What’s really curious to me however, is how little I

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