Date published: March 03, 2017

Calling all book lovers: award winning horror writer comes to Salford

An award-winning writer of a best-selling horror novel is coming to Salford.  

Andrew Michael Hurley will be reading from his book The Loney, which won the Costa First Novel Award last year, and was the British Book Awards Book of the Year 2016.

The book is set on a stretch of the bleak Lancashire coastline known as the Loney and tells the uncanny tale of two brothers. Writer Stephen King described The Loney as ‘an amazing piece of fiction’ and the Sunday Times called it ‘a masterful excursion into terror’.

Come and hear for yourself at 5pm on Monday, 27 March, in the Exhibition Gallery in the New Adelphi Building. The event is free – reserve your place here:

The reading is organised by the Library as part of an ongoing initiative to encourage students and staff to read for pleasure.  

“Research shows that students who read for pleasure are more likely to have academic success too,” said Dominic Marsh co-ordinator of the reading for pleasure project. “As well as evidence that reading outside of your academic course of study improves academic performance, it’s also the case that reading widely contributes to a broader worldview and a more empathetic understanding of others, both useful characteristics for graduates entering the workplace.”

Andrew Michael Hurley lives in Preston and works in Manchester.

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