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Katy Shaw is Professor of Contemporary Writings at Northumbria University and the author of Hauntology: The Presence of the Past in Twenty-First Century English Literature (Palgrave)
Viewed from the north, England has always operated on a two-tier system. The government’s pandemic response has simply made this more visible.
Anger is growing behind the Red Wall about the imposition of tier-three coronavirus restrictions.
Two million people in the north discovered they were about to be locked down via Twitter.
The quiz master on the future of TV and his debut novel The Thursday Murder Club.
Throughout the pandemic, poetry has been mobilised as a source of consolation and a powerful form of self-expression.
End-of-the-world dystopian narratives in books and films can help us navigate our current situation.
For people to recognise the value and potential of the United Kingdom, we have to craft narratives that capture hearts and minds in a way that abstract facts and figures alone cannot.
The UK’s future economic and social success depends on narrowing the harmful north-south divide.
It’s encouraging to hear Labour is moving its HQ away from Westminster, but it would be even better if it moved north.