Fiction Culture Manchester

Andrew O’Hagan & Tracey Thorn CANCELLED

Hosted by Jackie Kay

  • 9
  • Oct




Black and white images of authors Andrew O'Hagan and Tracey Thorn


Unfortunately, this event can no longer go ahead on 9 October due to Tracey Thorn cancelling her Autumn events for personal reasons. We appreciate your understanding and hope to reschedule the event for Spring or summer 2022. The box office will contact existing customers to see if they’d like to obtain a refund or retain their tickets for the new date. The Spring or Sumer 2022 event will be announced in early 2022.

Friendships forged in music and carried through adulthood are at the core of the latest books by Andrew O’Hagan (The Illuminations) and Tracey Thorn (Bedsit Disco Queen). In Andrew’s hilarious and heart-breaking Mayflies, Tully and Noodles spend a weekend in Manchester seeing New Order, The Smiths and The Fall before the novel jumps 31 years to the ultimate test of their friendship. Singer, songwriter and formerly one half of Everything But The Girl, Tracey depicts her real-life friendship with Lindy Morrison, drummer of The Go-Betweens, in the superb My Rock ‘n’ Roll Friend. Two female musicians negotiating the patriarchy and the trials of the music industry. Explorations of politics, illness, class and masculinity also unite these books as the characters mould their identities.

This event is presented in partnership with Faber Members and hosted by poet and MLF Patron Jackie Kay. To find out more about Faber Members and join their community of readers visit here

Please note: This event will feature socially distanced seating in order to keep our audiences safe. When you book your seats, the box office will automatically make sure you have empty seats on either side of you. Masks are no longer mandatory under Government guidance but we know that this phase of reopening is worrying for some of our more vulnerable audience members, so we are asking everyone to consider wearing a face covering if they are in close proximity to others for a significant amount of time. For more information on the venue's social distancing guidelines visit: