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Robert Welch's moving account of his alcoholic son's death 'should be on every school curriculum'
In his new book, author Ian Sansom explores the history of paper – and gives a talk on the subject at PRONI on October 30 for the Belfast Festival at Queen's
The veteran rightwing journalist on abortion, Direct Rule and the perceived lack of drug law enforcement in the UK
Nuala McCallister Hart recalls three centuries of music and theatre in Derry~Londonderry
Valerie Nicholson of Libraries NI encourages 'lapsed, reluctant or struggling' readers to pick up a book – or six
Read an extract from Belfast author Tara West's new ebook, the story of 'one woman’s struggle to stop falling apart'
Belfast composer Colin Reid scores Flann O'Brien's surreal masterpiece. Listen to an extract narrated by Stephen Rea
A cast of colourful characters feature in Lee Henry's 'brilliantly researched root and branch history of taxiing in Belfast'
The Bangor-based model turned author enlisted the help of painter Neil Shawcross for first e-book release
Leesa Harker's Ulster parody of the EL James bestseller has been snapped up by Blackstaff Press
The 'significant contribution' made by artists to life in Belfast celebrated at Queen's University with new series of courses
Jenny Cathcart meets the authors scheduled to read at the 11th edition in the Strule Arts Centre in Omagh
Enniskillen is 'enriched, educated and entertained by the spirit and the words' of Samuel Beckett
Author and performer Reggie Chamberlain-King on crime and punishment in fiction and song
Rosie Johnston's story of Orion the hunter is 'an epic poem in the classical tradition', writes Louise Richardson
Biographer James Knowlson, whom Samuel Beckett described as 'the one who knows my work best', prepares to read in Enniskillen
The book sharing programme – initially started as a waste reduction scheme – has expanded to venues across the city
Crime author Gayle Curtis is shocked and informed by Anthony Quinn's journey into the dark heart of the Troubles
Musician and writer Reggie Chamberlain-King has fun with intellectuals at the Ulster Hall
Diagnosed with diabetes at 60, Malachi O'Doherty returned to cycling. His thoughts on the subject are inspiring
The luminaries of Irish literature photographed in their homes by Darragh Casey. Cup of tea, anyone?
Author Matt McGuire might have moved to Australia, but his debut novel is rooted in his home town of Belfast
Watch video of Seamus Heaney, Sinéad Morrissey and others reading their favourite verses ahead of the 2012 John Hewitt International Summer School
Belfast poet Gerald Dawe's seven collections distilled into one, with 'home territory' the dominant theme
Librarian Dewey Decimal on our erstwhile reading habits and the potential for 'a new climax in erotic literature'
A plaque dedicated to the iconic Belfast writer placed him 'on the Belfast Literary Trail'
Author Daniel Jewesbury's Talking Heads 'walking narrative' is part of the 'Poets and Players, Dockers and Dreamers' festival
After a long bus ride to Enniskillen, John Higgins declines a haircut to take in the full festival programme
A literary jaunt through decaying Sailortown as part of the 'Poets and Players, Dockers and Dreamers' series
Watch video of author Jen Campbell talking about her bestselling book in Waterstone's, Belfast
The author of The Light of Amsterdam says he'll never write anything on the Troubles again
A Scot's take on Northern Ireland's troubled past shows early promise, but 'feels like a wasted opportunity'
Receiving the Major Individual Artist Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland has allowed the poet time to dream
The English-born author has made the Walled City his home. With a new book out, he ponders questions of existence
The Belfast Book Festival guest on being a multi-genre performer and why Bob Dylan is no poet
The actor, director and now memoirist on his long career, his family and the one role he'd still love to play
Festival director Hugh Odling-Smee on themes, big name writers and what to see come June 11
An award from the Arts Council let the Belfast author write her new book in six months, not six years
Belfast author Gavin Weston's new book chronicles the hardships experienced by women and children
Authors Martin Amis and David Grossman are coming to the Lyric Theatre to talk about their very different novels
David Park chronicles our shared journey toward a post-Troubles future
Author Glenn Patterson visits some of the Belfast locations mentioned in his book The Mill for Grinding Old People Young
Author and historian Gary Law hosts a pub quiz at the Grove Library in Belfast
Carolyn Jess-Cooke's books are full of angels and demons, but the writer rejects being pigeon-holed as 'strictly' a fantasy author
The Mill for Grinding Old People Young, the latest novel by author Glenn Patterson, has been selected as Belfast’s first ‘One City One Book’ read. Watch video of him reading from his novel and find out what events are coming up.
The former Blackstaff Press managing director on keeping an open mind and looking for the unexpected
Queen's Film Theatre show a series of films chosen by the author of The Mill For Grinding Old People Young
The quintessential Belfast writer brings 'humour, precision and delicacy' to Polish Cultural Week
The author and journalist on the One City One Book initiative, and seeing his city anew
Find out what talks, tours and film screenings are happening near you this month
The inaugural festival kicks off August 23. Watch video and book tickets now
The Derry~Londonderry author on her Young Adult debut, social networking and the benefits of a Donegal beach
Newry author talks about her debut novel, Venice and 'a mad robin who gets going around midnight'
Jennifer Johnston brings her latest novel to life and talks how it is a 'sort of disappearing book'
Fionola Meredith talks to her father, Titanic author Michael McCaughan, about our continued fascination with the doomed liner
Violent gangs, murderous bankers and a clever, twisty narrative herald the arrival of Claire McGowan, a new voice in crime
Debut novelist takes on the tough topics of race, murder and class in The Fall
The children's author on button boxes, reading in public and living on an island 'off the edge of Donegal'
After the move to Glasgow the self-confessed perfectionist on political poetry and the allure of debut collections
Darran McCann on the increasing popularity of historical fiction and hearing stories in pubs Pages