Following the success of his first novel, The Loney, which won the Costa First Novel Award 2015 and has secured a film deal, Andrew Michael Hurley will take part in this popular annual event in conversation with Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes.
Andrew completed a Masters in Creative Writing at the Manchester Writing School in 2007.
Hurley’s debut novel captures the desolate surroundings of the Lancashire coastline in a story of 70s remembrance. The narrator explores his lost teenage years during a catholic pilgrimage. The story draws from the longstanding tradition of the Gothic. Hurley inflicts his text with an unseen and inescapable horror that never truly manifests but lurks carefully beneath each sentence: “terror exists in your imagination” he explains.
Dr Xavier Reyes is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Film at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has taught widely in the areas of Gothic studies, contemporary literature, film theory, critical theory, modernist literature, and has also co-convened or co-designed specialised units on the Gothic and on British culture and society 1800-2000. His areas of expertise are Gothic Studies, horror film and fiction, and contemporary literature.
This event is part of the Gothic Manchester Festival at Manchester Metropolitan University. For more details and for the full event schedule please go to: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/english/gothic-studies/gothic-manchester-festival/
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