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LIT UP INSIDE: SELECTED LYRICS by Van Morrison


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THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
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Robert Olen Butler & Neil Hegarty
Thursday 1st December 2016 at 7:00PM
Tickets: FREE





No Alibis Bookstore is pleased to invite you to a very special literary event featuring two highly talented and critically acclaimed authors on Thursday 1st December at 7:00PM. Tickets are free, but are strictly limited, so please register using the EventBrite button, below, if you wish to attend.

Eventbrite - Robert Olen Butler & Neil Hegarty

Robert Olen Butler was born in Granite City, Illinois, USA and has published sixteen novels and six volumes of short fiction including A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, which won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He was also a charter recipient of the Tu Do Chinh Kien Award given by the Vietnam Veterans of America for “outstanding contributions to American culture by a Vietnam veteran.”.

In 2013 he became the seventeenth recipient of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature. His stories have been chosen for inclusion in four annual editions of The Best American Short Stories and most recently in The New Granta Book of the American Short Story, edited by Richard Ford.

His works have been translated into twenty-one languages, including Vietnamese, Thai, Korean, Polish, Japanese and most recently Chinese.

Perfume River (No Exit Press) sees Butler return to the subject matter that inspired his 1993 Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of short stories, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain – the Vietnam War. "Profound and poignant", this literary novel is an examination of relationships, personal choice, and how war resonates down the generations

Neil Hegarty was born in Derry in Northern Ireland, and now lives in Dublin. He holds a doctoral degree in English from Trinity College Dublin, and has written a number of key works in cultural history, including the bestselling Story of Ireland (BBC Books), which accompanies the BBC television series; and, London: The Secret History of our Streets (BBC Books).

Neil’s most recent non-fiction title is, Frost: That Was The Life That Was (WH Allen), the authorised biography of the late Sir David Frost.

Neil’s essays, short fiction, reviews and journalism have been published widely, including in the Daily Telegraph, Irish Times, Dublin Review, Stinging Fly, Warwick Review, BBC History and Huffington Post. His radio play The Story of Peggy Mountain was shortlisted for the PJ O’Connor Award.

Neil’s new novel Inch Levels, published by Head of Zeus in autumn 2016 is a novel about a family over two generations and the corrosive power of secrets, set in Derry and Donegal against a backdrop of WWII and the Troubles. A haunting debut set in the harsh, beautiful landscape of Ireland's north coast.

Matthew-November 01 2016, 15:11

 
No Alibis 2017 Calendar Launch
Saturday 3rd December 2016 at 3:00PM
Tickets: FREE





No Alibis Bookstore are very pleased to invite to celebrate the launch of their 2017 calendar on Saturday 3rd December between 3pm and 5pm.

Neil Shawcross has, once again, created a beautiful homage to all things noir for the No Alibis 2017 Calendar, and will be on hand to sign copies during the event. Make sure you don't miss out: drop in for Prosecco, nibbles and chat.

Matthew-November 25 2016, 10:40

 
Scarlett Sabet, Andy Eaton & The Darkling Air
Tuesday 6th December 2016 at 7:30PM
Tickets: FREE





No Alibis Bookstore is pleased to invite you to an evening of poetry, spoken words and sound with Scarlett Sabet, Andy Eaton and The Darkling Air on Tuesday 6th December at 7:30PM. Tickets are free, but are strictly limited, so please register using the EventBrite button, below, if you wish to attend.

Eventbrite - Scarlett Sabet.  Andy Eaton.  The Darkling Air

Scarlett Sabet is a London based poet and performer. Her first collection "Rocking Underground" was launched at the Chelsea Arts Club in November 2014. Her second collection "The Lock And The Key" was launched at Shakespeare and Company in Paris in July 2016, where she did a reading. She has also read at The Groucho Club, the William Morris Gallery, and Atlantis Bookshop. In September 2016 she performed at the Aspects Literary Festival in Belfast. She regularly takes part in readings at The Troubadour, Brompton Road, and at The Poetry Society/Poetry Cafe.

Andy Eaton was born in California and now lives in Belfast. Author of the chapbook Sprung Nocturne (Lifeboat, 2016) and winner of the 2016 Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Prize selected by Tracy K. Smith, his poems have appeared in magazines such as Copper Nickel, Magma, Narrative, Poetry Ireland Review, and Prelude, among other places.

When songwriter and vocalist Rachel McCarthy (Farriers) met composer and producer Michael Keeney (Foy Vance, Duke Special) while mixing a record in Donegal some years ago, a future collaboration was inevitable. A simple notion to write some songs together in late 2015 quickly and organically grew into The Darkling Air. Expect ambient soundscapes and haunting vocals underpinned by guitar, piano and strings.

Matthew-November 16 2016, 10:03

 
Ian Rankin
Friday 9th December 2016 at 7:30 PM
Tickets: £5





No Alibis Bookstore is very pleased to invite you to spend an evening with Ian Rankin, to celebrate the launch of his new Rebus novel, Rather Be The Devil, on Friday 9th December at 7:30PM. This event will take place at 101 Donegall Street, Redeemer Central Church. Tickets are now on sale through the following PayPal button:

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Some cases never leave you.

For John Rebus, forty years may have passed, but the death of beautiful, promiscuous Maria Turquand still preys on his mind. Murdered in her hotel room on the night a famous rock star and his entourage were staying there, Maria's killer has never been found.

Meanwhile, the dark heart of Edinburgh remains up for grabs. A young pretender, Darryl Christie, may have staked his claim, but a vicious attack leaves him weakened and vulnerable, and an inquiry into a major money laundering scheme threatens his position. Has old-time crime boss Big Ger Cafferty really given up the ghost, or is he biding his time until Edinburgh is once more ripe for the picking?

In a tale of twisted power, deep-rooted corruption and bitter rivalries, Rather Be the Devil showcases Rankin and Rebus at their unstoppable best.

Matthew-October 17 2016, 10:34
 
Matt McGinn
With Na Leanai
Thursday 15th December 2016 at 7:30PM
Tickets: £10





No Alibis Bookstore are very pleased to invite to an evening of music with Matt McGinn with Na Leanai, on Thursday 15th December at 7:30PM. Tickets, priced £10 each (£10.50 if you use the PayPal button, below), are now available.



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Matt McGinn has been a lynch-pin on the Irish music scene for a quite a while. Having travelled the world backing major artists, it was the release of his second album in 2015, 'Latter Day Sinner' that truly stamped his authority as a songwriter and performer.

Daily Telegraph music editor, Martin Chilton, listed 'Latter Day Sinner' in his top folk albums of that year. The first track, 'I'm not Looking Down Anymore', won Matt a coveted place on the Electric Picnic's Cosby Stage.

In 2017, Matt's project 'Lessons of War' will take him around the world collaborating with some incredible musicians from countries affected by conflict including those at France's infamous refugee camp at Calais.

Although at home in the studio recording and producing it's live where the magic really happens. Matt's immediate bond with an audience whilst surrounded by some of Ireland's best musicians, mean no two shows will ever be the same.

"Darkest Before the Day, what a truly beautiful track... Matt, your album is superb. I've seen Matt play live, he's fantastic... and Latter Day Sinner is a beautiful album." BOB HARRIS - Radio 2

Such a great talent... Such a great songwriter... Matt's latest album 'Latter Day Sinner' just keeps getting better with every play BBC's RALPH MCLEAN

Matthew-November 17 2016, 09:51
 
 

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