"ALL comedians secretly want to make themselves useful," says Robert Webb, star of Peep Show and one half of double act Mitchell and Webb, "because we don't really believe that making people laugh is any kind of noble calling.
GERRY Adams is a good storyteller, though his political message comes first and he has even told the same story, at different times, in markedly different ways, depending on the political concerns of the time.
"PEOPLE love walking up a mountain to listen to actors and rain doesn't seem to put people off – I just feel sorry for the actors," says Paula McFetridge, who has spent the last 11 years of her life bringing theatre to 'non-theatre' spaces.
US WRITER Winnie M Li today returns to Belfast, the city where the most horrifying event in her life took place, to discuss her first novel Dark Chapter at a Féile an Phobail lunchtime event in Culturlann McAdam Ó Fiaich.
SIBLING rivalry, domestic abuse, bigamy, grief, dementia, relationship woes and the worlds of law, tabloid press and private golf clubs all collide in Dublin writer Muriel Bolger's new novel Family Business.
BOOK REVIEW Before Lycra: Memories of St Gabriel’s / Phoenix Cycling Clubs 1951-2015 by Billy Smyth AN ARDOYNE man “born, bred and buttered”, Billy Smith was a teenager when St Gabriel’s Cycling Club, since renamed Phoenix CC, was established in 1951.
AUTHOR Patrick McGinley (80) has written eight acclaimed novels and a well-received memoir during his four decades as a writer, yet it is his very first novel, Bogmail, which continues to serve as his calling card.
I FOUND MY TRIBE by Ruth Fitzmaurice (Chatto & Windus)
I FOUND MY TRIBE by Ruth Fitzmaurice (Chatto & Windus) Co Louth native Ruth Fitzmaurice and her husband Simon were happily married and expecting their third child when he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2008.