Crace swansong on Booker shortlist
British writer Jim Crace's final novel is up against two potential record-breakers for this year's Man Booker Prize.
Brilliant debut heralds arrival of a new talent
This is the first novel by Belfast-born actress Michele Forbes and it arrives garlanded with praise from formidable literary admirers.
A quirky mixed bag of love, loss and epistolary intrigue
Central to the story in Niamh Greene's Coco's Secret is the original IT bag. Long before The Kelly, The Birkin and The Bayswater, Chanel designed the classic 2.55 with its resplendent burgundy kid interior and secret lining for love letters.
'I never get to say just how much I absolutely adore my wife Jools'
No sooner does Jamie Oliver's latest cookbook hit the shops, than the Naked Chef goes and says something which whips up a feeding frenzy.
Abandoned Work finds worthy voice through witty wordsmith Frank Skinner
ENNISKILLEN fame, Frank Skinner tells the audience in Samuel Beckett's former school Portora, reached him years before via Delaney's...
Beckett Festival: Happy Days are here again
When Samuel Beckett was dying from emphysema in Paris in 1989, he brought two books into the hospice to prepare himself for death: the King James Bible – instilled in him as a child by his Church of Ireland parents – and The Divine Comedy by Dante, with its description of...
St Patrick was born in France, says expert
A NEW book on the life of Ireland's patron saint is set to cause consternation with its claims that St Patrick was in fact French – and not British.
'Most embarrassing Fox News interview ever' sends Reza Aslan's biography of Jesus to...
A car crash television interview during which a Fox News host asked the author of a new biography about Jesus, why he, as a Muslim,...
Author defends Brendan Kennelly biography that 'deeply hurt' poet's daughter
The author of a biography of Brendan Kennelly has spoken of her distress at complaints by the poet that the book is hurtful to him and his daughter.
Lucy Caldwell's strong character shines through
Belfast-born author Lucy Caldwell dropped in on Finaghy Library last night to discuss her latest work, All the Beggars Riding, as part of the One City, One Book festival.
A reminder of how three chords played fast could thrill
Last night's One City One Book turn was a solo gig from Glenn Patterson, after Lucy Caldwell was hauled off to London to pick up...
Best-selling Dan Brown gets hellish time from critics
The latest Dan Brown blockbuster was released this week: cue line-up of detractors rushing to rubbish it, while secretly seething with...
Book reveals if violence was for God or Ulster
Two academics from the University of Ulster and one from Queen's have this week launched the first book to explore ex-combatants' relationships with religion.
Brooding deliberation on family secrets and unanswered questions
The secrets that we keep. That's the subject of All The Beggars Riding, Belfast-born writer Lucy Caldwell's third novel.
Irish author Tana French's thrilled to take LA book prize
Irish author Tana French has won one of the most prestigious book awards in the US, the 'Los Angeles Times' Book Prize for Thrillers.
Discover a great read, literally, in big city book hunt
CALLING all bookworms. If you're in Belfast today, keep your eyes peeled for free copies of this year's Once City One Book.
50 Best spring reads: From debut novels and political thrillers to delicious cookbooks and...
Sophie Morris and her panel of experts pick the season’s most brilliant new books
Cancer-stricken writer Iain Banks 'has just months to live'
The novelist Iain Banks has left the literary world in shock after revealing he is suffering from terminal cancer and may have just...
Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson to visit prison
One of the UK's best-selling children's authors will be visiting prisoners in Northern Ireland next month to help them interact with their children.
Northern Ireland Nightlife: The Eg, Alibi, Parlour, Roxy, Belfast - March 2015
Sixty6, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast
Villa Night Club celebrates its 1st birthday
Nightlife: Fibbers Magee on St Patrick's Day 2015
Nightlife: Filthy McNasty's and The Parlour on St Patrick's Day 2015
Nightlife: The Bot and The Egg on St Patrick's Day
Filthy McNasty's and The Parlour on St Patrick's Day
The Bot and The Egg on St Patrick's Day
Cuckoo on St Patrick's Day
St Patrick's Day Eve at The Dirty Onion
The Eg, Alibi, Parlour, Roxy, Belfast
The Limelight, Belfast
Fun times for family and friends at Little Wing, Belfast - 2015
Thompson's Garage, Belfast
The National Bar, Belfast
Filthy McNasty's, Belfast
Valentine's night at night at the National
Villa Nightclub, Belfast
Valentine's night at 21 Social
Morrissey's Thatcher death song sparks condemnation
Top Gear's ousted Jeremy Clarkson gets on his bike
Was one of Germanwings pilots locked out of cockpit?
Gregory Campbell wants Ouija board sales regulated
Arts community shocked by cuts bombshell
Engineer admits having sex with an animal in Co Down
Is this the most dangerous Isis propaganda yet?
Majestic Northern Lights pictured over Ulster
Glimpse inside period gem on Bangor's Princetown Road
Iconic images of Northern Ireland in war and peace
Video archive: Home time for Belfast workers 1954
The Troubles gallery - IRA checkpoint, early 1970s
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