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LeftLion Magazine #97

1 January 18 words: LeftLion

Our UNESCO City of Literature special, with Georgina Wilding, Sandeep Mahal, Lord Byron, Alan Sillitoe, DH Lawrence and more...

Sandeep Mahal on UNESCO City of Literature
The director gives the full lowdown on what good company we’re in

Georgina Wilding’s Curated Notts Poems
Our Young Poet Laureate has gathered a few of her favourite poems from local poets

James Walker on DH Lawrence
Our former Literature Editor celebrated the Eastwood lad’s birthday in style

Miranda Seymour on Lord Byron and Ada Lovelace
The mad, bad and dangerous to know bloke, and his right brainy bairn

Neil Fulwood on Alan Sillitoe
A look at the man behind Notts’ favourite, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

David Belbin on Stanley Middleton
The UNESCO chair writes fondly of his late friend, Booker winner, Stanley Middleton

10 Notts Women in Lit
Move over lads, Nottingham’s women are doing bits on the literary scene

John Harvey's Short Story
A small slice of the author’s Not Tommy Johnson, from Going Down Slow and other stories

Shreya Sen-Handley’s Memoir
An extract from chapter ten of the journalist and author’s book, Memoirs of My Body

Pub Scrawl
A booze cruise like no other, taking in some of Notts’ literary hot-spots

10 Literary Film Adaptations
The local stories that made it all the way to the silver screen       

Graphic Novelists from Notts
They’ve got words, they’ve got pictures, and our Literature Editor LP Mills loves ‘em

14 Lit Organisations in Notts
Looking for ways to get stuck in? This list of Nottingham’s wordy hang-outs should help

Lord Beestonia’s Didjaknows
The facts and figures, brought to you by Matt Turpin, aka Lord Beestonia

A Bookseller in Notts
The latest in our series, taking a behind-the-scenes look at life as a bookseller

Cappo on Lyricism in Hip Hop
The musical wordsmith on what makes for a good bar

Adam Penford on Holes
Nottingham Playhouse’s new Artistic Director, on his upcoming production

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