• Derry: The Irish Revolution, 1912-23, Adrian Grant

    Derry: The Irish Revolution, 1912-23

    Historian Adrian Grant delves a century into the city's past and, with new facts and parallels to today, manages to makes a gripping read from events we already know the outcomes of

  • Her Name Was Rose 2

    Her Name Was Rose

    Claire Allan leaves 'Chick Lit' behind in favour of a dark thriller which, for the Derry-based author, signals a bright new chapter

  • Eamonn Magee

    The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee

    While his wasted sporting potential is a source of frustration, the ex-world champion boxer's remarkable, still unfinished story makes for an absorbing read with as much tragedy as it has triumph

  • The Dead Beside Us

    The Dead Beside Us

    Tony Doherty wastes no time in following up his 'important' debut with a 'profound' adolescent account of conflict continuing to tear through 1970s Derry

  • Ulster Scots James and Philip

    This is Hame: Two Modern Ulster-Scots Poets

    James Fenton and Philip Robinson have been recently re-published by Ullans Press. Their books offer a window into that world – its language, humour, culture, religion and politics

  • Hopdance Review

    Hopdance

    Against a pre-Troubles Belfast, Stewart Parker's posthumous novel shows one of the city's favourite sons discovering what would become a seminal writing voice

  • Rule of the Land Garrett Carr

    The Rule of the Land

    With eloquence and tact, Garrett Carr charts a timely expedition along the line that divides and defines Ireland, its history and its people

  • Heaney Young

    Heaney, Sir! St Columb's Remembered

    One-time peers including Phil Coulter recall the poet's college years with revealing anecdotes, recitals and an audience panel

  • Sinead Moriarty.jpg

    The Way We Were

    Dublin author Sinéad Moriarty gives shelter to fiction fans in Bangor with an intimate discussion around her latest novel and writing career

  • Ulster Hall 1890

    The Musical Life of Nineteenth-Century Belfast

    Roy Johnston's posthumous chronicle of the formative period is an unprecedented work. Claire Savage reports from its launch at the Linen Hall Library

  • Derry: The Irish Revolution, 1912-23, Adrian Grant

    Derry: The Irish Revolution, 1912-23

    Historian Adrian Grant delves a century into the city's past and, with new facts and parallels to today, manages to makes a gripping read from events we already know the outcomes of

  • Her Name Was Rose 2

    Her Name Was Rose

    Claire Allan leaves 'Chick Lit' behind in favour of a dark thriller which, for the Derry-based author, signals a bright new chapter

  • Eamonn Magee

    The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee

    While his wasted sporting potential is a source of frustration, the ex-world champion boxer's remarkable, still unfinished story makes for an absorbing read with as much tragedy as it has triumph

  • The Dead Beside Us

    The Dead Beside Us

    Tony Doherty wastes no time in following up his 'important' debut with a 'profound' adolescent account of conflict continuing to tear through 1970s Derry

  • Ulster Scots James and Philip

    This is Hame: Two Modern Ulster-Scots Poets

    James Fenton and Philip Robinson have been recently re-published by Ullans Press. Their books offer a window into that world – its language, humour, culture, religion and politics

  • Hopdance Review

    Hopdance

    Against a pre-Troubles Belfast, Stewart Parker's posthumous novel shows one of the city's favourite sons discovering what would become a seminal writing voice

  • Rule of the Land Garrett Carr

    The Rule of the Land

    With eloquence and tact, Garrett Carr charts a timely expedition along the line that divides and defines Ireland, its history and its people

  • Heaney Young

    Heaney, Sir! St Columb's Remembered

    One-time peers including Phil Coulter recall the poet's college years with revealing anecdotes, recitals and an audience panel

  • Sinead Moriarty.jpg

    The Way We Were

    Dublin author Sinéad Moriarty gives shelter to fiction fans in Bangor with an intimate discussion around her latest novel and writing career

  • This Man's Wee Boy

    This Man's Wee Boy

    Debut author Tony Doherty lends a vital human voice to Derry's darkest period with a childhood portrait of life in the city

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    The Wing Orderly’s Tales

    Carlo Gébler’s new collection of short stories is an authoritative portrayal of life and death in a Northern Ireland jail

  • Ulster Hall 1890

    The Musical Life of Nineteenth-Century Belfast

    Roy Johnston's posthumous chronicle of the formative period is an unprecedented work. Claire Savage reports from its launch at the Linen Hall Library

  • Once Upon a Time in the North West

    Once Upon a Time in the North West

    Garbhan Downey's transatlantic newsroom thriller characterises the resilient role of Derry through some of the last century's darkest days

  • James Ellis Troubles Over the Bridge

    Troubles Over the Bridge

    James Ellis's memoir raises questions of the times that deprived the late actor of his true off-stage potential as well as the wider barriers art must often overcome

  • Ian Rankin 1

    An Evening with Ian Rankin

    The acclaimed author on why his latest release isn't 'really a Rebus novel', as the retired detective moves out on his own in the Scottish capital

  • Burnside Launch

    Sam Burnside Book Launch

    Playwright Frank McGuinness and more mark the release of the poet's newest publications with recitals tinged with the significance of recent world events

  • Connolly McGilloway

    Brian McGilloway and John Connolly

    Two of Ireland's most accomplished crime authors trade literary lessons to mark the double launch of their latest books

  • Wheels

    The Wheels of the World: 300 Years of Uilleann Pipers

    From the Famine to the Fureys, Colin Harper leaves few stones unturned in his quest to trace the fortunes of Ireland's 'only' true indigenous instrument

  • Carlo Gebler and Ian Sansom

    My Writing Life; Why Bother?

    Authors Carlo Gébler and Ian Sansom share their views and experiences of the literary world with a sold-out crowd at Aspects Festival

  • AM Fyfe

    House of Small Absences

    Anne-Marie Fyfe reflects on places past and present in her fifth poetry collection

  • Ciaran Carson

    Ciaran Carson and Stephen Sexton

    Teacher and pupil read from their work at the 2014 John Hewitt Society Spring Festival in Carnlough: 'Everything I do in English, there’s always the shadow of another language'

  • Paul McVeigh

    The Good Son

    Belfast author Paul McVeigh’s debut novel may be set during the Troubles but is a charming coming-of-age story with a refreshingly complex young narrator at its heart

  • Community Arts Partnership

    Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2015

    Community Arts Partnership reward Stephanie Conn for her poem 'Lavender Fields' at a busy evening in Belfast's Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts

  • Squat Pen

    The Squat Pen

    Ballycastle Writers Group host the fortnightly showcase of poetry and music on tour from its usual home of Belfast's No Alibis Bookshop

  • Oils

    Oils

    Stephen Sexton is inspired by classic works of art in a captivating poetry collection that leaves the reader to 'create their own metaphorical trail of breadcrumbs'

  • Noir crime fiction

    Northern Noir

    Three of Northern Ireland's finest crime authors, Brian McGilloway, Stuart Neville and Steve Cavanagh, share literary insights at Libraries NI Catch a Crime Writer event

  • Martina Devlin

    Martina Devlin

    Out To Lunch festival goers come out in force to hear the story of Ireland's final conviction for witchcraft

  • Martina Devlin

    The House Where It Happened

    Martina Devlin spins an eerie tale around Ireland's last witchcraft trail

  • Colin Bateman

    Crime writer, screenwriter, children's author – Bangor's finest delivers words of wisdom in Ballycastle

  • Lines of Vision

    Writers respond to paintings in the National Gallery and reveal true value of the arts

  • Mickey Finn's Air

    Gerald Dawe's new collection takes the reader on flights of nostalgic fancy

  • Poetry Ireland Review

    Latest issue sees a range of contemporary poets writing about their favourite Seamus Heaney poems

  • Belfast Days

    Excerpts from Eimear O'Callaghan's teenage diary written at the height of the Troubles in 1972 

  • The Stairwell

    Michael Longley considers mortality in his new collection shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize

  • Stewart Parker Memorial Lecture

    Award-winning actor Adrian Dunbar commemorates the late playwright at the Belfast Festival

  • The Goose Tree

    Moyra Donaldson takes stock of a life in letters and finds solace in nature

  • Where They Lie

    Mary O'Donnell's fourth novel is a darkly passionate tribute to the Disappeared

  • Martin Bell

    Acclaimed war correspondent on learning his craft in Troubles-era Northern Ireland

  • Bangor Literary Tour

    Kenneth Irvine traverses the 'Cradle of Modern Irish Literature' with poetry, song and not a few tenuous links

  • My Heaney

    'When terrible things happen, we go to the poets.' Broadcaster Seamus McKee reads at On Home Ground

  • On Home Ground

    Claire Savage takes in poetry, music and the debut public reading by children's author DD Everest  

  • Tom Hartley

    Milltown Cemetery

    Tom Hartley writes a richly complex history of the Belfast graveyard

  • The Blame

    Michael Nolan's novella in and about modern Belfast is satisfyingly ambiguous and hints at greater things

  • War Words

    Genevieve Swift and Andrew Eaton read original compositions and archived material at PRONI

  • Bathed In Lightning

    The life and legacy of guitarist John McLaughlin explored in Colin Harper's monumental new biography

  • John Hewitt

    Maureen Boyle attends a range of events at the International Summer School in Armagh

  • Creggan Writers' Showcase

    Guildhall Press invite a diverse range of writers to read in Derry~Londonderry

  • Home Words

    The Public Record Office celebrate the life and work of poet, activist and mentor John Hewitt

  • Malcolm Orange Disappears

    Jan Carson's debut novel is a magical realist adventure that fizzes with life

  • Romancing Ireland

    Paul Clements' biography of Richard Hayward reveals a forgotten renaissance man

  • Breaking the Silence

    Former Israeli soldier turned peace campaigner Yehuda Shaul speaks from the heart at the Black Box

  • Jonathan Meades

    The inimitable architecture and food critic revels in language and sardonic wit at the Crescent Arts Centre

  • The Pigeon Men

    Felicity McCall bravely tackles the subject of child abuse in this compelling but disturbing novella

  • The Incubator

    New literary journal launches at the Black Box in Belfast with readings from featured writers

  • PJ O'Rourke

    American conservative satirist holds court on the baby boom generation at Ulster Museum for the Hay Festival of Literature

  • From Out of the City

    John Kelly imagines a future Dublin lorded over by porn stars, dead presidents and not-so-starry skies

  • Writers on Writers

    Poet Martin Mooney and playwright Martin Lynch discuss their influences at the Linen Hall Library

  • Poets in the City

    Poetry, music and the movies meet as One City One Book Belfast visits Movie House Cinemas

  • Still

    Community Arts Partnership publish 52 poems informed by the word and its various connotations

  • A Commemorative Reading

    Poet laureates from across Britain gather at the Ulster Hall in appreciation of the late Nobel Prize winner, Seamus Heaney

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