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Middlesbrough has a strong heritage in literature when you scratch the surface, and two of the most recent and best-loved Teesside authors are undoubtedly Harry Pearson and Richard Milward. The pair are unfathomably popular, despite having very different styles and working in non-fiction and fiction respectively. In a rare event, the pair are getting together to appear at Eaglescliffe’s The Waiting Room to read from their works and discuss their literary careers.

Harry Pearson rose to fame nearly exactly 20 years ago with the publication of his non-fiction work The Far Corner: A Mazy Dribble Through North-Eastern Football (which managed to make First Round FA Cup ties exciting… or at least pretty damn funny). Since then he’s gone on to write about topics as diverse as Belgium, wargaming and Northern Club cricket as well as being a regular columnist for The Guardian, making him one of the country’s best-loved chroniclers of daily life. Richard Milward, on the other hand, released his debut novel Apples in 2007 and it immediately earned him heaps of praise. Its follow-up Ten Storey Love Song and 2012’s Kimberely’s Capital Punishment helped to cement his position as one of the nation’s best young novelists, thanks to his energy-filled narratives and humour.

Fans of either writer will no doubt appreciate the readings from their most famous works, but even non-fans will be intrigued by their insights into the world of writing in the modern age.

Harry Pearson and Richard Milward will be appearing at The Waiting Room, Eaglescliffe on Sunday 22nd March.

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