Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

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February 3, 2016

North Manchester FM: Hannah’s Bookshelf, Saturday 6 Feb, 2-4pm

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Join me on Saturday (2-4pm) for Hannah’s Bookshelf on North Manchester FM. This week, my guest will be Erik Hofstatter.

Erik is a schlock horror writer who dwells in a beauteous and serenading Garden of England, where he can be encountered consuming copious amounts of mead and tyrannizing local peasantry. His work has appeared in various magazines and podcasts around the world such as Morpheus Tales, The Literary Hatchet, Sanitarium Magazine, Wicked Library, Tales to Terrify and Manor House Show. His second novella Rare Breeds is due to be published in March 2016 by KnightWatch Press.

Tune in on 106.6FM (if you’re in the local area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).

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January 28, 2016

Corbynistas vs. Corbynites – The Power of a Suffix

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Jeremy Corbyn’s August 2015 election as leader of the UK Labour Party has certainly gained a lot of attention. With an impressive mandate from party members and supporters, high attendance at speaking engagements, and very vocal supporters on social media, it seems a lot of people want to talk about Jeremy Corbyn. But, alongside this, with vilification in both broadsheet and tabloid newspapers, criticism by party members and politicians, and very vocal detractors on social media, it seems a lot of people want to talk about Jeremy Corbyn. And the divisive nature of many of these conversations means, inevitably, that the two sides will want to talk about each other and will need terms in which to do so. This is a little blog post about one of those terms. Continue Reading →

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January 13, 2016

Happy New Year! – a year in books

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On Saturday 9th January, Hannah’s Bookshelf returned to North Manchester FM for the first show of a new year. As I didn’t get chance to do a retrospective show in December (too busy talking about presents, parties and Christmas), I thought I’d do a ‘year in books’ show this week instead. Continue Reading →


December 27, 2015

Happy Christmas! Some Seasonal Book Recommendations


The Hannah’s Bookshelf Christmas show was broadcast on Boxing Day on North Manchester FM. After festive shows about gifts and parties, this show was simply devoted to books set at Christmas time. You can listen again on the player below, but first a rundown of the books I discussed…
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December 20, 2015

A Few of My Favourite Literary Parties

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As it’s the festive season, on Saturday 19th December, Hannah’s Bookshelf on North Manchester FM was all about great literary parties – admittedly, like my show about holidays, this turned out to be more ‘parties gone awry’. You can listen to the show again on the player below but first, as promised, here are the details of the books I discussed:
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December 10, 2015

A Selection of Literary Christmas Presents


On Saturday 5th December, Hannah’s Bookshelf on North Manchester FM was all about literary Christmas gifts. Around this time of year, there are a lot of lists of ‘best book gifts’ floating around, so I thought I’d approach this slightly differently. So, my take was… why not take the standard, cliché and replace them with their literary counterpart? (Bear with me… this will make sense very soon…)
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