David Nolan Author Visit in Lees Library, Oldham.

‘Join multi award-winning author, television producer and crime reporter, David Nolan, to discuss his latest book Black Moss (set in Oldham!). Includes a talk, Q&A and book signing. (Books will be available to purchase on the evening). David is a multi award-winning author, television producer and crime reporter. He has written a dozen books including Tell the Truth…

Recommended Reads: Nolan, Gadsby.

Black Moss by David Nolan. In 1990, Manchester radio journalist Danny Johnston looks into the murder of a child while the eyes of the world are on the Strangeways prison riot. More than a quarter of a century later, he again takes up the investigation.  Black Moss is gripping, fast paced, moving, authentic, and funny,…

Manchester Vice by Jack Strange

Brad Sharpe is a jaded hack who is bored with his life. However, when Sharpe interviews one of Britain’s worst serial killers in prison he heads down a dark pathway and makes a decision that changes his life. Jack Strange’s Manchester Vice is a gruesomely violent and darkly funny slice of  urban noir. Great stuff.

I Swear I Was There by David Nolan

David Nolan’s  I Swear I Was There – Sex Pistols, Manchester and the Gig that Changed the World is a hell of a yarn that ostensibly tells the story of the Sex Pistols’ impact on the Manchester music scene in the mid-1970s.  It focuses on three events – the Sex Pistols‘ first gig at Manchester’s Lesser…

Short Story in a Song— Buzzcocks’ “Ever Fallen In Love” by S.W. Lauden

I recently read an excellent essay called “Playing House” in Heather Havrilesky‘s latest collection, What If This Were Enough? In it, she recounts a doomed relationship from many years ago. He pretended to be something he was not—happy, together—and though she saw through it, she pretended to want to share in his fantasy. She knew it was self-destructive…

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER: DAVID NOLAN

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A  CONSUMER was a regular feature in the New Musical Express back in the ’70s and‘80s. I always enjoyed it, so I thought I’d rip off the idea and revive it here. First up is the shy and retiring DAVID NOLAN. SONGS New Ones: The 1975 – TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME She Makes War…