University of Manchester, Bridgeford St,
Manchester, England M13 9PL

Come and hear two of Britain’s brightest literary talents. MJ Hyland’s third novel, This is How, is one of The Guardian’s ‘Treats of 2009’. When his fiancée breaks off their engagement, Patrick Oxtoby leaves home and moves into a boarding house in a remote seaside town. But in spite of his determination to build a better life, nothing goes to plan and Patrick is soon driven to take a desperate and chilling course of action. Nick Laird’s second novel, Glover's Mistake, is set in the London art scene awash with new money and intellectual pretension. This insightful and drolly satirical novel vividly portrays three people whose worlds gradually fracture along the fault lines of desire, truth and jealousy.

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