I’m delighted that, in a first promotion of its kind, The Craftsman has been chosen as the ‘Great North West Read’ this autumn, when twenty two library authorities will be working together to get the entire north west talking about one book. Mine!
340 libraries, stretching from Carlisle to Chester and the Wirral to Rochdale, covering all of Greater Manchester and Merseyside have already received extra copies of The Craftsman, along with specially designed promotional material. Head of the initiative, Ian Anstice said, “I was blown away by how good The Craftsman is.”
North West Tour
As part of The Great North West Read, I’ll be visiting Lancashire in late November to meet reading groups and talk about how my northern roots influenced The Craftsman. I’m particularly looking forward to speaking at my hometown library in Darwen, which features in the book.
Wednesday 21 November: Oldham, Ramsbottom and Darwen.
Thursday 22 November: Bebington and Warrington.