Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

September 8, 2019

Stop! Wait a Minute, Mr Postman! A Selection of Fictional Letter-Writers

On this week’s Hannah’s Bookshelf on North Manchester FM, I decided to take a look at some literary depictions of that beloved (but dying?) art: letter-writing. Handwritten, hard copy letters have a special place in the novel tradition, both in … Continue reading

August 11, 2019

Send in the Clowns: A Selection of Fictional Comedians

On Saturday’s Hannah’s Bookshelf on North Manchester FM, I decided to have a bit of a laugh (or, in some cases, not so much of a laugh) and look at a selection of literary comedians. Now, I don’t mean comedians … Continue reading

December 22, 2018

Merry Christmas! Some Festive Book Recommendations

This year, the Hannah’s Bookshelf Christmas Special on North Manchester FM was on Saturday 22nd December. As is now tradition, I devoted this show to a little selection of festive fiction to accompany your mulled wine and mince pies. You … Continue reading

December 27, 2016

Some Festive Book Recommendations

My Hannah’s Bookshelf Christmas Special aired on Christmas Eve (on North Manchester FM, of course). If you missed the show, you can listen to it on the player below. But, as promised, here’s a list of the books I featured … Continue reading

August 29, 2015

North Manchester FM: Hannah’s Bookshelf Bank Holiday Edition – and an important announcement about the show

North Manchester FM is moving home! From Tuesday 1st September, the station will be based at the Manchester Communication Academy in Harpurhey. As part of the move, we’re also having a few small schedule changes, and Hannah’s Bookshelf is moving … Continue reading