June 2, 2018

To have made the Man Booker Prize longlist is impressive. To have been included at the first attempt is quite incredible, yet that is the achievement of Sam Thompson with his debut Communion Town in 2012.

And the Belfast writer is back with his much-anticipated second b...

October 2, 2017

In Ireland feuds can last for generations.

We have long memories and, historically, when moved to vengeance there is very little to be done to dissuade us from that path.

My own family have conducted quite a few down through the ages; we have warred with the Talbots over...

April 9, 2016

If you could speak to your favourite writer, what would you ask them? Would you explore some facet of their private lives, or is there an aspect of their work that you would attempt to understand? And what if your hero knew that you too were an author? What do you thin...

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