A RANDOM collection of brief stories sent to friends, family and acquaintances from various locations in Belfast, make up the eclectic content of Jan Carson's new book, Postcard Stories, to be launched next week.
"WE WALKED for hours and hours searching for a castle. We must have looked weird, with Ma carrying her rucksack and me still in pyjama bottoms, cos that was the first time I noticed the way some people can look everywhere except at you."
1. When did you think about turning your passion for literature as a career and what were your first steps into it? The first inklings came around 1995/96 when I was working in The Bookshop at Queen's.
HOW do you follow the mega global success of a book like The Girl On The Train, the hottest thriller of the decade? It's a question Paula Hawkins must have asked herself when she sat down to pen her second standalone thriller, Into The Water – and the 44-year-old admits she has the jitters about how people will react to her latest offering.
NOW here's a most Zarjaz event for fans of 'the galaxy's greatest comic', 2000 AD: this weekend's Enniskillen Comic Fest features an impressive roll call of 2000 AD-related guests to tie in with the venerable title's ongoing 40th anniversary celebrations.