We’ve been visiting loads of venues across the city to cover the many author appearances, book readings and events taking place to celebrate this years Manchester Literature Festival.  Here’s a selection of who we’ve photographed so far.

Brett Anderson at The Dance House, Manchester, Manchester Literature FestivalBrett Anderson at The Dance House, Manchester

Celeste Ng Manchester Central Library Manchester Literature FestivalCeleste Ng at Manchester Central LibraryJeanette Winterson RNCM Manchester Literature FestivalJeanette Winterson on stage at the Royal Northern College of Music

Cathy Newman C4 Alex Clark Manchester Central Library Manchester Literature FestivalCathy Newman &Alex Clark, Q&A’s at Central Library Manchester

Alex Wheatle, Adam Sharp, Lisa Blower, Stuart Maconie Martin Harris Centre Manchester Literature FestivalAlex Wheatle, Adam Sharp, Lisa Blower & Stuart Maconie at Martin Harris Centre Manchester

David Nott RNCM War Doctor Manchester Literature FestivalDavid Nott at RNCM

Caroline Criado Perez Central Library Manchester Literature FestivalCaroline Criado Perez at Central Library Manchester

David Nicholls University of Manchester Manchester Literature FestivalDavid Nicholls at University of Manchester

Jeanette Winterson RNCM Manchester Literature FestivalJeanette Winterson at RNCM

Over the past 12 years the Manchester Literature Festival has featured many of the biggest names in literary fiction and spoken word from around the world including Martin Amis, Simon Armitage, Margaret Atwood, Kate Atkinson, Malorie Blackman, William Boyd, Tracy Chevalier, Roddy Doyle, Margaret Drabble, Carol Ann Duffy, Helen Dunmore, Anne Enright, Helen Fielding, Neil Gaiman, Seamus Heaney, Alan Hollinghurst, Howard Jacobson, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Eimear McBride, Val McDermid, David Mitchell, Walter Mosley, Andrew Motion, Jo Nesbo, Patrick Ness, Audrey Niffenegger, Ben Okri, Kamila Shamsie, Anita Shreve, Lionel Shriver, Kate Tempest, Colm Toíbín, Rose Tremain, Joanna Trollope, Sarah Waters, Fay Weldon, Jeanette Winterson, and Xinran.

The Festival has tripled in size from 2006 when it featured 30 events attracting an audience of 3,000 to the 2016 Festival which featured 85 events and attracted an audience of 13,500.

More info on this years Festival which is running until 20th October here

Dance House Theatre

Royal Northern College of Music

Martin Harris Centre at the University of Manchester