New Commission

Afternoon Tea with Jane Rogers

  • 13
  • Oct




Image of Jane Rogers in a black and white tweed jacketLaurent Denimal

  • Image of Jane Rogers in a black and white tweed jacket


Writer in residence at Manchester’s iconic Midland Hotel, Jane Rogers has been jointly commissioned by MLF and The Midland to write a story inspired by the hotel. Jane is an award-winning author of nine novels including The Testament of Jessie Lamb, which won the Arthur C. Clarke Award and Mr. Wroe’s Virgins, which she adapted for the BAFTA-nominated BBC drama series. Her latest novel, Conrad & Eleanor is a compelling read and a forensic exploration of the love, rivalry, and betrayals that make up a long marriage.

Her short story collection, Hitting Trees with Sticks, was shortlisted for the 2013 Edge Hill Short Story Prize, and the title story won a BBC National Short Story Award. In the words of Hilary Mantel, ‘her observation of our species is tender, precise, illuminating’. Come and hear her read and discuss her work with Festival Co-director Cathy Bolton. Ticket price includes tea and scones.