Inaugural NFA Roadshow Big Success

The inaugural Northern Fiction Alliance - hosted by Waterstones Deansgate in Manchester - went down a storm, with nearly 100 people attending to hear the likes of Jacob Ross, Graeme Macre-Burnet and Jacob Ross read aloud.

Attending journalists commented on the passion, pride, and enthusiasm with which we all presented our authors.

Disclaimer Magazine described the atmosphere in the room as 'positively electric' and said, in their write-up of the event:

'The true beauty of the work showcased stems from its unabashed passion not only for the North but also for the promotion of diversity and finding work which expands our cultural and social boundaries. In turn, this gives readers a chance to widen their literary scope to include work from authors who push the limits of literature, writing about everything from pop culture in Bangkok to deliciously dark eroticism in Kolkata.' Read more here.

Clays, the book printers, said 'What the roadshow made clear, was that the NFA is both fiercely proud of its collective Northern identity, and is simultaneously outward looking and internationally savvy.' Read more here.

To see photos from the event, head to the Comma Press Facebook page.