We review three exciting new poetry collections and interview Marble Poetry founder Aisling Tempany.
The parents of murdered British woman Dawn Sturgess and the widow of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko give their seal of approval to new novel The Lazarus Charter by former national reporter-turned-author Tony Bassett.
An early contender for the novel of the year.
At the age of just 13, Rosie Osborne began an ambitious project to interview some of the UK’s leading contemporary artists and record their words for posterity. Now, some 17 years later, she has just released her first collection of those interviews in gorgeously-illustrated new book Free Spirits.
Author and diversity equality campaigner Anuranjita Kumar’s ambitious and insightful new book Colour Matters? reveals what it is like to be a person of colour in a racist world, and makes an impassioned rallying cry for forging a colourless future.
Much needed escapism from a world that seems to have slipped its moorings from reality.
Filmmaker Ben Pickering’s time-bending debut novel has all the hallmarks of a literary blockbuster, according to reviewer Timothy Arden
Research reveals the top 50 most read books by Brits.
As I may have mentioned one or two hundred times before, Belfast and particularly its thriving arts scene is the best-kept secret in the UK. What I find remarkable about that statement, which I find as easy to state as the current weather conditions, is how often I have to convince Northern Irelanders of it. For instance, just yesterday I was sat outside the Crescent Arts Centre, home base of the ninth annual Belfast Book Festival, puffing on a fag...