US WRITER Winnie M Li today returns to Belfast, the city where the most horrifying event in her life took place, to discuss her first novel Dark Chapter at a Féile an Phobail lunchtime event in Culturlann McAdam Ó Fiaich.
SIBLING rivalry, domestic abuse, bigamy, grief, dementia, relationship woes and the worlds of law, tabloid press and private golf clubs all collide in Dublin writer Muriel Bolger's new novel Family Business.
BOOK REVIEW Before Lycra: Memories of St Gabriel’s / Phoenix Cycling Clubs 1951-2015 by Billy Smyth AN ARDOYNE man “born, bred and buttered”, Billy Smith was a teenager when St Gabriel’s Cycling Club, since renamed Phoenix CC, was established in 1951.
AUTHOR Patrick McGinley (80) has written eight acclaimed novels and a well-received memoir during his four decades as a writer, yet it is his very first novel, Bogmail, which continues to serve as his calling card.
I FOUND MY TRIBE by Ruth Fitzmaurice (Chatto & Windus)
I FOUND MY TRIBE by Ruth Fitzmaurice (Chatto & Windus) Co Louth native Ruth Fitzmaurice and her husband Simon were happily married and expecting their third child when he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2008.
IF YOU have ever wondered what happens afterwards to the distraught people you see in the media who have been caught up in some of the most violent civil wars or natural disasters across the world, then writer Clár Ni Chonghaile gives a fascinating insight in her latest novel.
Irish novelist, journalist and essayist Colm Tóibín is this year's winner of a US lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.
AN EVOCATIVE image of an excited group of Belfast children stepping down from an Ulsterbus coach clutching plastic bags of belongings and bags of crisps is one that is forever etched in the mind of Derry-born poet and author Shaun Traynor.