In association with the Manchester Literature Festival and Renaissance One, the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University presents one of the literary giants of our time, Caryl Phillips. He will be discussing his new book In the Falling Snow, a brilliant and penetrating story of contemporary, multicultural Britain, which tells the story of Keith, asocial worker who, following an affair with a colleague, finds himself living alone a few streets away from his wife, and his teenage son who seems to have become involved with street gangs and a world entirely alien to them. Caryl Phillips is a Professor of English at Yale University. He is the author of twelve works of fiction and non-fiction. Crossing the River was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, A Distant Shore won the Commonwealth Writers Prize, and he is a winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as being named the Sunday Times Writer of the Year 1992 and one of the Best of Young British Writers 1993.
Date: Friday 22nd October 2010
Start time: 1.00pm
Venue: Assembly Room, John Dalton Building, MMU, Oxford Road (opposite Kro 2)
Tickets: £5/£3 concession
Book online at www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk or contact the box office: 0843 208 0500
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