Author Talk with Matt Cain

  • DATE

    3 February 2024

  • TIME

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm



Join Bolton Central Library for their first author event in their newly refurbished Central Library with the best selling author and Bolton native Matt Cain as he discusses his new book ‘One Love’.

Cain has received critical acclaim for his works, including “Becoming Ted” and “The Madonna of Bolton.” His latest novel, “One Love,” is a joyful exploration of 20 years of love and friendship, culminating at Manchester Pride.

Tickets will guarantee a seat on the day but you can also turn up on the day.

Copies of the book will be sold on the day and signed by the author.

About the Book

One Love
Two men. Twenty years of friendship. One love.


Danny arrives at Manchester University determined not to hide from the world any longer. This is the year his life will begin. He locks eyes with a handsome stranger across the hall at the Fresher’s Fair. It starts with a wink and soon Danny and Guy are best friends.


Now, both single for the first time in years, Danny and Guy return to the confetti covered streets of the Gay Village for Manchester Pride. After years of shared adventures and lost dreams, Danny finally plans to share the secret he has been keeping for two decades. He has always been in love with Guy.

Could this weekend be the end of a twenty year friendship . . . or the start of something new

and even more beautiful?

About the author
Matt Cain is an author, leading commentator on LGBT+ issues,

and a former journalist. For the past two years he has been a presenter for Virgin Radio Pride, was Channel 4’s first Culture Editor, Editor In Chief of Attitude magazine, and has judged the Costa Prize, the Polari Prize and the South Bank Sky Arts Awards. He won Diversity in Media’s Journalist Of the Year award in 2017 and is an ambassador for Manchester Pride and

the Albert Kennedy Trust, plus a patron of LGBT+ History Month. Born in Bury and brought up in Bolton, he now lives in London.