LIONEL Shriver is pondering her particular brand of humour and agrees that sometimes people take it "out of context", leading her into yet another media storm about something she said or didn't say quite the right way to appease and please the masses.
BOOKER Prize-winning author Anna Burns is to come to the Lyric Theatre Belfast next month for a special event. The event on April 15 will be jointly hosted by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Faber Members, in association with the Lyric. `In conversation with' acclaimed Irish author and fellow Booker-winner Anne Enright, Ms Burns will read extracts from Milkman and give an insight into life growing up Belfast, her creative inspirations, and her much talked about breakthrough novel. Milkman is her third full-length novel, winning the author her first major award.
"I AM very close to finishing Nightshade, the new Alex Rider novel," reveals author Anthony Horowitz when we call to discuss his appearance at the Noireland International Crime Fiction Festival in Belfast tomorrow evening.
WHEN it comes to TV chefs, there are only a few who've been chopping, frying and serving up dishes on our screens for more than 25 years – and James Martin, with his straight-talking, homely and down-to-earth manner, is one of them.