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A real Corker: Author Mark McAvoy on his Cork Rock music bible

David Roy
"I'M MUCH happier with this version, to be honest with you" enthuses author Mark McAvoy of his new revised and updated edition of Cork Rock: From Rory Gallagher to The Sultans of Ping – a definitive and highly readable guide to the rebel city's ever-evolving rock scene.

Book reviews: Study of battle to control the hearts and minds of public during Troubles

Francis Costello
BOOK OF THE WEEK The BBC’s Irish Troubles: Television, Conflict and Northern Ireland by Robert J Savage, published by Manchester University Press ROB Savage’s study of the battle to control the hearts and minds of the public during the Troubles is groundbreaking, underscoring throughout how contention between British ministers, civil servants, broadcasting authorities and journalists, as well as the military and police over approaches to media coverage was in many ways itself part of the conflict.

Exploring Jewish themes in Irish literature

Jenny Lee
THE works of Jennifer Johnston, John Banville, Fergus O'Connell, Tom Paulin, John Boyne, Ellis Dillon, Iris Murdoch and Frank O'Connor are among those under the spotlight in the Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture at Belfast's Linen Hall Library today.

Teenage dreams: Irish actor Karl Geary on his acclaimed debut novel, Montpelier Parade

David Roy
THERE is a well-established tradition of actors becoming authors: the late Carrie Fisher wrote a trio of well-regarded novels during the 1980s and 90s, most notably the semi-autobiographical Postcards From The Edge, while Woody Allen, Steve Martin, James Franco and Ethan Hawke have all published critically acclaimed works of fiction.

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