the leeds library

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Jenn Ashworth & Andrew Michael Hurley: This Dreaming Isle

This Dreaming Isle with Jenn Ashworth & Andrew Michael Hurley Britain has a long history of folk tales, ghost stories and other uncanny fictions, and these literary ley lines are still shimmering beneath the surface of this green and pleasant land. Every few generations this strangeness crawls out from the dark places of the British imagination, seeping into our art and culture. We are living through such a time. This […]

Horror Out Loud with Lucie McKnight Hardy + Alison Littlewood

On Saturday 26th October, The Northern Short Story Festival is proud to present not one, but TWO acclaimed horror writers in conversation at FRIGHTFEST at The Leeds Library. Alison Littlewood, a Shirley Jackson Award winner, will be in conversation with Lucie McKnight Hardy, whose book Water Shall Refuse Them is out now, from Liverpool independent Dead Ink Books. Don’t miss this spectacular and spooktacular event. Tickets are £6, and as […]

Writer Alison Littlewood tells us about her favourite horror

This October, we’re proud to be hosting acclaimed horror writer Alison Littlewood, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for Short Fiction. Her latest novel, Mistletoe, a winter ghost story, is published in October this year, and previous books have been selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club, and described as ‘perfect reading for a dark winter’s night.’ Her short stories have been picked for several year’s best anthologies, and […]

FRIGHTFEST at The Leeds Library, Sat 26th Oct

FRIGHTFEST is a one-day mini-fest of Horror writing in Leeds’ oldest and most haunted Library. From Poe’s Telltale Heart to Carey’s Turn of the Screw, short horror has been keeping readers on the edge of their seat for centuries. Join us in the atmospheric setting of The Leeds Library, rumoured to have several ghosts of its own, for an afternoon of uneasy ghosts, telltale hearts and haunted mansions. Fancy dress […]