TWO MINUTE STORIES is a new literature podcast from the heart of Manchester, UNESCO City of Literature, co-hosted by Chris Neilan & Helen Mort.
Showcasing some of the most exciting writing being produced in and around Manchester's thriving literary scene, the show brings together award-winning novelists, short fiction writers and poets with some of the region's most promising new writers.
Chris Neilan is an award-winning short fiction author, novelist, screenwriter and filmmaker.
Helen Mort is one the UK's most decorated young poets, with two acclaimed collections. Her first prose work, Exire, is out now with Wrecking Ball press, with a novel Black Car Burning forthcoming.
With Helen taking some time off to birth and raise a baby human, Two Minute Stories welcomes Mark Pajak as guest co-host. Mark is house poet at the Manchester Writing School, a winner of the 2016 Bridport Prize, and his pamphlet, Spitting Distance, was a Laureate's Choice publication for The Poetry Business.