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Joan Newmann
Monday 22nd January 2018 at 6:30PM
Tickets: FREE

No Alibis Bookstore are pleased to invite you to celebrate the launch of DEAD END by Joan Newmann, on Monday 22nd January at 6:30PM. Tickets for this event are free.

Matthew-January 20 2018, 21:27

Sheila Llewellyn
Thursday 25th January 2018 at 6:30PM
Tickets: FREE

No Alibis Bookstore are pleased to invite you to celebrate the launch WALKING WOUNDED by Sheila Llewellyn, on Thursday 25th January at 6:30PM. Tickets for this event are free.

A stirring debut novel about the complex relationship between a soldier and his psychiatrist, set in a failing psychiatric hospital between the end of the Second World War and the founding of the NHS.

'An expertly imagined novel about war's long trail of damage, and about healing intentions gone savagely wrong.' Hilary Mantel

'The atmosphere of the late forties is brilliantly evoked . . . a compassionate and compelling account of post traumatic stress in veterans of the Second World War while bringing individual patients and their psychiatrists vividly to life.' Pat Barker

Set in Northfield, an understaffed military psychiatric hospital immediately before the NHS is founded, Walking Wounded is the story of a doctor and his patient: David Reece, a young journalist-to be whose wartime experiences in Burma have come back to haunt him violently; and Daniel Carter, one of the senior psychiatrists, a man who is fighting his own battles as well as those of his patients.

Based closely on extensive research and inspired by the author's own experience treating victims of PTSD, this moving and impressive debut explores violence and how much harm it does to those forced to inflict it in the name of war. It also captures the dilemmas of the medics themselves as they attempt to 'fix' their patients, each of whom raise the question of what has happened to their humanity, what can be done to help them, and what we are willing to sacrifice in the name of healing.

Sheila Llewellyn was born in England and now lives in Northern Ireland. She completed a PHD in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry in Belfast in 2016. She has won the P J O'Connor RT… Radio One Drama Award and the Silver Award for the Best Broadcast Radio Drama in the New York International Radio Drama Festival in 2012. She has also been shortlisted for the Bridport Short Story Prize, the SeŠn ” FaolŠin Short Story Prize, and shortlisted twice for the Costa Short Story Award.

Matthew-January 09 2018, 21:27

Steve Cavanagh
Friday 26th January 2018 at 6:30PM
Tickets: FREE

No Alibis Bookstore are pleased to invite you to celebrate the launch of Steve Cavanagh's new novel, THIRTEEN, on Friday 26th January at 6:30PM. Tickets for this event are free and can be booked using the EventBrite button below. If you'd like to order a signed copy (which will be available after the event), use the PayPal button below. Please note, there's FREE postage within the UK.

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Eddie Flynn returns in a case that is unlike any he has ever tried before.

THIRTEEN is courtroom drama at its finest, blended with page-turning twists and characters you can't get enough of. Steve Cavanagh is the John Grisham for a new generation. Slick, thrilling and unique,THIRTEEN is my favourite read of the year.' Sarah Pinborough, author of the number one bestseller, Behind Her Eyes.

Matthew-January 09 2018, 21:17
Willy Vlautin
Sunday 28th January 2018 at 8:00PM
Venue: Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

No Alibis Bookstore are pleased to invite you to an evening of words and music with Willy Vlautin to celebrate the launch of his new book, DON'T SKIP OUT ON ME on Sunday 28th January at 8:00PM in the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast. This event is now sold out.

Willy Vlautinís fifth novel, ĎDonít Skip Out On Meí is scheduled for release on Feb 1 2018 on Faber and Faber. Like his previous novel ĎNorthlineí it will have an accompanying soundtrack included with the book on cd but this time it is Richmond Fontaine playing on all the instrumental tracks. While the cd will be coming free with the book. Dťcor will be releasing the album on vinyl as well as a vinyl release of the previous Willy Vlautin soundtrack to Northline. Both soundtrack albums will be strictly limited with Donít Skip Out on Me to 1000 lps and Northline with 500 both on 180gram vinyl. Donít Skip Out will be with a gatefold with photography from Willy Vlautin. Willy will tour the UK and Ireland in support of these soundtracks and book with pedal stell player David Murphy.

The new novel follows Horace Hopper, a half-white and half-Paiute Indian farm hand in Nevada, who dreams of bigger things. Leaving behind the farm and its fragile stability, he heads South to re-invent himself as the Mexican boxer Hector HidalgoÖ but at what cost, and what of those heís left behind?

'Don't Skip Out on Me is magnificent. Willy Vlautin is now one of Americaís great writers.í Roddy Doyle

Donít Skip Out on Me was recorded early 2017 just after the band called it quits on their final European tour. It was laid down at Flora and Playback studios in Portland, Oregon with John Morgan Askew whom also produced their previous album. The songs feature Paul Brainard deft pedal steel and the mariachi horns of Paul with Cory Gray; both upbeat, sparse and recurring themes find place on the varied album following the trails of Hectorís career. Northline is a much more paired down subtle album that follows the book of the same name for beautiful soundscapes and again featuring Paul Brainard on pedal steel.

In addition to the new vinyl and book, Willy Vlautinís third novel LEAN ON PETE has been adapted for the screen by acclaimed British director Andrew Haigh (45 Years and Weekend) and will be released March 2018 via Curzon cinemas, staring Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny and Charlie Plummer, who won the Best Young Actor award at the Venice International Film Festival. 'Luminously shot and acted' FT 'A rivetingly beautiful film' Daily Telegraph

The European tour dates will feature spoken word, Q &A plus Richmond Fontaine, Delines and some instrumental tracks

Matthew-November 14 2017, 21:00

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