RENOWNED artist, musician, and monarch – there aren't many Irish celebrities who can claim that particular hat-trick, but Tory Island's best known resident, Patsaí Dan Mag Ruaidhrí (Patsy Dan Rodgers) is rather unique in wearing the crown of the last king of Ireland.
1. When did you think about a career in music and what were your first steps into it? I think I landed a gig in a coffee shop when I was 15/16 and that's when the penny dropped that I could get paid for playing music.
AWARD-winning American author Elizabeth George has a lot to celebrate, as her popular Thomas Lynley series – featuring the upper crust English inspector and his working-class sidekick, DS Barbara Havers – reaches its 30th anniversary and 20th book.
OBSESSIVE love is the intoxicating theme running through Lousie O'Neill's absorbing third novel and, although just released, the award-winning Irish author says she has been astonished by the early response from readers.
THE estate of To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee has filed suit over an upcoming Broadway adaptation of the novel, arguing that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's script wrongly alters Atticus Finch and other characters from the book.
BELFAST bookshop No Alibis has already been the centre of the north's crime fiction universe for over 20 years now, but the Botanic Avenue bookstore has just further cemented its legendary status by branching out into publishing.
AS A schoolboy studying history in Dublin some decades ago, I was intrigued by the way in which teachers and textbooks treated the 25-year period between the death of Charles Stewart Parnell and the 1916 Rising.
CATHY Kelly's heart is "simply broken" as she faces up to the prospect of losing her closest friend, fellow best-selling Irish author Emma Hannigan, who recently confirmed that she's losing her fight against cancer.