Literature: The North Will Rise Again – Alex Niven in conversation with Fianna Hornby
- Fri 28 Apr 2023
- 7:00 pm
Author Alex Niven talks about his new book The North Will Rise Again in conversation with Fianna Hornby
Newly published by Bloomsbury, Alex Niven’s wide-ranging history/memoir of northern English culture is essential reading for anyone looking to understand the future of the region by examining its recent past. Alex will be in conversation with Fianna Hornby about the book in this much-anticipated event at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.
“Niven’s intervention is a timely one. At a moment where appeals to an insurgent, anti-establishment Northern identity are galvanised by the right and neglected by the left, never before has it been more urgent to revive the modernist, utopian dreams of those who made the region what it is. And in scouring through the legacies of figures like Andrea Dunbar, Li Yuan-chia, The Stone Roses, Emily Brontë, Delia Derbyshire, Frank Sidebottom, Andy Cole, Ridley Scott and—crucially—Kevin Keegan, Niven constructs a powerful counter-narrative for this nation within a nation.” – Fergal Kinney, Tribune
28 April 2023 | Doors 6.30pm | Event 7pm–8pm