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Belfast to celebrate its most famous writers

Belfast City Council is launching a series of new initiatives to celebrate the city's literary heritage.

Tourism chiefs hope to establish a niche market by celebrating the city's links with famous writers.

They will be announced at the Belfast Book Festival 211 which runs from June 13-19.

Alderman Christopher Stalford, chairman of the council's development committee, said: "The UK currently features as number one in TripAdvisor's list of the top ten literary destinations in the world, and literary tourism contributes £2.6bn a year to the British economy."

Belfast Telegraph