THE IRA abduction and murder of Thomas Niedermayer, the German manager of the Grundig electronics plant on the outskirts of Belfast in 1973, set off a tragic chain of events that would see his entire family wiped out.
WHAT began as a "magical love letter" to the real-life Arranmore Island has evolved into Galway author Catherine Doyle's just published second literary adventure, Lost Tide Warriors, again set against the mystical, crashing waves of Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way.
ACCIDENTAL writer and de-glossified yummy mummy Gill Sims is feeling all calm and serene when she picks up the phone ahead of her forthcoming visit to Belfast when she will be chatting about her third book of unconventional motherly musings, Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A ****.
SHE was the first journalist in England to interview Bob Dylan, the first Western woman to travel across Abu Dhabi before the country became oil-rich and she even had Princess Margaret do her washing up.
1. When did you think about a career in writing and what were your first steps into it? I've never really thought of writing as a career: for me, it's more of a necessary habitual activity, like ironing or sorting the recycling.