November the 7th will see the return of Bookmarked, a literary salon hosted by Simon Savidge and Adam Lowe at Waterstone’s Deansgate in the heart of Manchester’s City Centre. Two sofa’s, two hosts, two authors with two titles to discuss and an audience ready to participate; ‘Bookmarked’ aims to bring something new and fresh to the Manchester cultural scene, and what a night they have lined up for you with two of the UK’s most exciting voices of ‘the supernatural’ and all things Dr Who…
Why do we all love a spooky story? What makes us escape into other worlds for our fiction kicks? Well, at this month’s ‘Bookmarked’ we have two authors who embody both in their wonderful works, and worlds, of fiction…
Ben Aaronovitch is a TV script writer known for his classic Doctor Who stories, which include Remembrance of the Daleks, a fan favourite, as well several spin off novels. He has also written audio stories for the BBC revival of Blake’s 7. A former bookseller with Waterstones in Covent Garden, Rivers of London was Ben’s first original novel. Ben was born and raised in London where he still lives today.
“Witty, well plotted, vividly written and addictively readable.” THE TIMES
“An engaging mix of magic and police procedural, this is a great kick off to a very promising series as well as the most satisfying fantasy thriller to hit bookshelves in quite some time. Witty, imaginative and gripping.” SFX
Paul Magrs ‘pronounced Mars’ was born in the North East of England and lives in Manchester. After teaching English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and at Manchester Metropolitan University, he now writes full time, and has published fiction for both adults and children, including the acclaimed Brenda and Effie series set in Whitby. He has also written many audiobooks of Dr Who featuring Tom Baker.
‘Gloriously, zanily ludicrous … unique, idiosyncratic and unclassifiable … a cliffhanger that promises much in store. It can’t come soon enough’ Guardian
‘The combined talents of Alan Bennett, Angela Carter and The League of Gentlemen’ Independent on Sunday
Monday, 7 November 2011, 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Tickets £3, available in branch. Further details: 0161 837 3000
Further Dates For Your Diaries
- Bookmarked will be taking a well earned break in December ready and raring to go with a slightly new look and new line up in 2012.