Five of the best at Belfast Book Festival

Tariq Ali will read from The Extreme Centre: A Warning

Tariq Ali

Monday June 8 at 8.30pm, Crescent Arts Centre

The acclaimed writer, journalist and film-maker reads from his latest book The Extreme Centre: A Warning, which take aim at `corruption in Westminster; the failures of the EU and Nato; the soft power of the American Empire.

Eimear OCallaghan

Friday June 12 at 1pm, Crescent Arts Centre

Reading from her memoir Belfast Days, OCallaghan recalls her stories from 1972, the bloodiest year of the Troubles, as a schoolgirl in west Belfast.

John Gordon Sinclair

Thursday June 11 at 8.30pm, Crescent Arts Centre

Known to many for playing the title role in the 1981 film Gregorys Girl, Sinclair reads from his new crime fiction novel Blood Whispers

Glenn Patterson

Saturday June 13 at 8.30pm, Crescent Arts Centre

The Belfast writer discusses his latest book, Heres Me Here: Further Reflections of a Lapsed Protestant.

Thomas Hitzlsperger

Wednesday June 10 at 7pm, Errigle Inn

The German former West Ham, Aston Villa and Stuttgart midfielder became one of the most high-profile footballers to come out as gay after he retired from the game in 2013. He will be interviewed by sports broadcaster Denise Watson.


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