Rachel Mann Anglican priest, poet, writer, reviewer, broadcaster and critic, poetry

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Rachel is an Anglican priest, poet, writer and broadcaster based in Bury, North Manchester.


Read about Rachel and find out what makes her tick.­

­On this website you can learn more about Rachel's work in Poetry, Theology, and Journalism.

There is also information about her books Dazzling Darkness, Fierce Imaginings, In the Bleak Midwinter, A Kingdom of Love and other books.



Praise for Rachel Mann:

'Exceptional' - Rowan Williams

'Astonishing' - Michael Symmons Roberts

'Perceptive ... Lucid and stimulating' - The Times Literary Supplement

Praise for The Gospel of Eve:

'...combines page-turning thriller with themes such as faith, identity, gender and desire' - The Telegraph

'...a clever, subtle, dark and theologically-driven tale' - The Tablet












Debut Novel 'The Gospel of Eve'
Debut Novel 'The Gospel of Eve'

Rachel's debut novel, The Gospel of Eve, is now available. Described as an intoxicating mix of 'The Secret History' and 'The Name of the Rose', it is available from all good booksellers.

Poetry Book Society ‘Spring Recommendation’
Poetry Book Society ‘Spring Recommendation’

In her second collection, Mann wrestles with the questions and possibilities raised when trans identity, faith and the limits of myth and language intersect and are tested. Eleanor Among the Saints is a study in the queer joy found in counter-factuals and fantasy, shaped through the prism of the disputed story of Eleanor Rykener, a medieval trans woman, seamstress and sex worker.

 

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