ARE we having the wrong conversations about mental health? Limerick-born author Dan Mooney raises the question with his debut novel Me, Myself and Them and shows that humour can be found in many places, even if it is very dark.
HISTORY, art and and life have intersected in fascinating ways for author and 'Nazi loot hunter' Richard Aronowitz, who will be in Belfast next week to talk about his latest novel, his investigative work and a family story which itself sounds like the plot of a bestseller.
1. When did you think about writing as a career and what were your first steps into it? I've wanted to be a writer since I was a child, and I tried on and off over many years, usually managing a few pages of something before I realised it was hard work.
WHATEVER you do, don't tell native New Yorker Diana Edkins that fashion photography is frivolous, as she's the expert behind Belfast's new photographic exhibition which examines the tension between gender and sexuality.
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.