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Liz Nugent
Friday 2nd September 2016 at 6:00 PM
Tickets: FREE





No Alibis Bookstore are very pleased to invite you to an evening with Liz Nugent on Friday 2nd September at 6:00PM, where she will be discussing her new novel, LYING IN WAIT.

From the award-winning author of the No 1 bestseller, Unravelling Oliver, comes another absorbing, twisty, brilliantly observed story of murder in high places.

"My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it."

The last people who expect to be meeting with a drug-addicted prostitute are a respected judge and his reclusive wife. And they certainly don’t plan to kill her and bury her in their exquisite suburban garden.

Yet Andrew and Lydia Fitzsimons find themselves in this unfortunate situation.

While Lydia does all she can to protect their innocent son Laurence and their social standing, her husband begins to falls apart.

But Laurence is not as naïve as Lydia thinks. And his obsession with the dead girl’s family may be the undoing of his own.

Liz Nugent has worked in Irish film, theatre and television for most of her adult life. She is an award-winning writer of radio and television drama and has written short stories for children and adults. Her first novel, the No 1 bestselling Unravelling Oliver, won the Crime Fiction award in the 2014 Irish Book Awards. She lives in Dublin with her husband.

Book your spot via email David or call the shop on 028 9031 9607.

Matthew-August 22 2016, 10:58

 
Michael Hughes
Thursday 15th September 2016 at 7:00 PM
Tickets: FREE





No Alibis Bookstore are very pleased to invite you to celebrate the launch of Michael Hughes' debut novel, THE COUNTENANCE DIVINE, on Thursday 15th September at 7:00PM.

In 1999 a programmer is trying to fix the millennium bug, but can’t shake the sense he’s been chosen for something.

In 1888, five women are brutally murdered in the East End by a troubled young man in thrall to a mysterious master.

In 1777 an apprentice engraver called William Blake has a defining spiritual experience; thirteen years later this vision returns.

And in 1666, poet and revolutionary John Milton completes the epic for which he will be remembered centuries later.

But where does the feeling come from that the world is about to end?

Michael Hughes was born and raised in Keady, Northern Ireland, and now lives in London. He was educated at St Patrick’s Grammar School Armagh, Corpus Christi College Oxford, Royal Holloway University of London, and London Metropolitan University, where he also taught. He has worked in film production, and as an actor, under the professional name ‘Michael Colgan’.

His first novel THE COUNTENANCE DIVINE, which spans four apocalypses in three centuries, taking in two great poets and one famous unsolved crime, was published by John Murray in August 2016.

Book your spot via email David or call the shop on 028 9031 9607.

Matthew-August 22 2016, 11:03

 
Oliver Jeffers
Monday 19th September 2016 at 7:00 PM
Venue: Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast
Tickets: FREE





No Alibis Bookstore are very pleased to invite you to celebrate the launch of Oliver Jeffers' latest book, A CHILD OF BOOKS, on Monday 19th September at 7:00PM, in the Ulster Museum. Tickets are free, but are strictly limited, and can be booked through the EventBrite button below.

Eventbrite - Oliver Jeffers

New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers and fine artist Sam Winston deliver a lyrical picture book inspiring readers of all ages to create, to question, to explore, and to imagine.

A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy and calling him away on an adventure. Through forests of fairy tales and across mountains of make-believe, the two travel together on a fantastical journey that unlocks the boy s imagination. Now a lifetime of magic and adventure lies ahead of him . . . but who will be next? Combining elegant images by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston s typographical landscapes shaped from excerpts of children s classics and lullabies, A Child of Books is a stunning prose poem on the rewards of reading and sharing stories an immersive and unforgettable reading experience that readers will want to pass on to others."

Oliver Jeffers was born in Port Hedland, Western Australia in 1977 and bred in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

As a teenager, he thoroughly enjoyed playing the spoons and travelled the land frequenting every pub he could find looking for a group of musicians to harmoniously add his percussive talents to. Unfortunately, no-one recognised his musical talent, so to force some other way of fitting in, Oliver painted them instead. It was when he came runner-up in The Irish News amateur art competition in 1995 that he seriously considered painting as a direction in which to take his life. It was a good decision, as since then Oliver has travelled the globe extensively, exhibiting his work in New York, Sydney, Melbourne, London, Belfast and Glengormley.

Oliver's eye-catching style of artwork has taken him in many directions, including poster illustration, painting 10 commissioned artworks for a London bar and designing album covers. He paints in an impressive range of styles and sizes with a wide variety of media, and is currently experimenting by pushing the creative boundaries of picture books.

Oliver began writing and illustrating children's stories when he realised that people didn't believe what he did with his time. He has had a number of adventures that he has collected into his books for children; his debut picture book, 'How to Catch a Star', was inspired by a moment sitting on the end of a jetty in Sydney, looking at the stars. Not having an agent, Oliver sent his work unsolicited to HarperCollins Publishers. Its potential was immediately recognised, it was whisked off the slush pile and the publishing process began. In 2004, the book was published by HarperCollins Children's Books and was also short listed for the Booktrust Early Years Award for Best New Illustrator. In 2005, 'How to Catch a Star' won a Merit Award at the CBI/Bisto Book of Year Awards.

Oliver loves plastic food, suitcase handles and Elvis, and has developed a bizarre habit of endlessly writing lists he never reads. He remains hell bent on travelling all over the world.

Matthew-August 26 2016, 11:15

 
Malojian
Saturday 8th October 2016 at 8:00 PM
Tickets: £12





No Alibis Bookstore are very pleased to invite you to an evening of music with Malojian and John Blek on Saturday 8th October at 8:00 PM. Tickets, priced £12 (£12.50 if bought through PayPal), are now on sale.



If you purchase tickets using the PayPal button above, please print your receipt and bring it along with you to the event, as this will be your ticket(s).

Stevie Scullion is the songwriter and front man of Northern Ireland's indie-folk act Malojian.

Following on from the success of 2015's critically acclaimed "Southlands", Stevie is set to release new album "This Is Nowhere" on 7th October 2016.

The album was recorded straight to tape by legendary producer/engineer Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio studios in Chicago. It will releassed on Rollercoaster Records.

John Blek has announced the release of his highly anticipated second solo album entitled “Cut the Light”. This sophomore outing will be hitting shelves and online stores on the 30th September 2016.

The album was recorded in Bantry, West Cork, Ireland over a period of four days in early spring. A collection of eleven original contemporary folk songs carefully crafted and documented with the help of Davie Ryan (Drums), Brian Hassett (Bass Guitar) and Brian Casey (Producer). With a sound that harks back to that of Bert Jansch and Liege & Lief era Fairport Convention, “Cut the Light” is likely to become a favourite amongst both new listeners and existing fans.

Blek is constantly proving himself to be a prolific writer of some of the most beautiful folk music being created today, both solo and with his band John Blek & the Rats. It is less than 12 months since the band released their last record and already John is ready to share his latest work “Cut the Light”.

Tickets are also available via email David or by calling the shop on 028 9031 9607.

Matthew-August 26 2016, 10:13
 
Ben Glover
Friday 14th October 2016 at 8:00 PM
Tickets: £12





Award winning singer-songwriter Ben Glover makes an appearance at the No Alibis on Friday 14th October for a special intimate release show for his new album The Emigrant. Tickets, priced £12 (£12.50 if bought through PayPal), are now on sale.



If you purchase tickets using the PayPal button above, please print your receipt and bring it along with you to the event, as this will be your ticket(s).

Originally from Glenarm, County Antrim, but now residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Ben has established himself as one of the UK and Ireland’s finest singer-songwriters. He recently signed to the prestigious label Proper Records who will release The Emigrant on September 30th.

The record, which follows up Ben’s critically acclaimed 2014 release Atlantic, features six traditional folk songs and four original compositions including co-writes with Mary Gauthier and Gretchen Peters. Earlier this year Ben and Peters won the 2016 Best International Song Of The Year at the UK Americana Awards for their co-written song Blackbirds.

Glover will be joined on the night by John McCullough, one of Ireland’s finest pianists and keyboard players who has played with many great acts including The Waterboys and Van Morrison. Ben and John have been recording and performing together for over ten years and their appearance at No Alibis promises to be a very special night to remember.

Tickets are also available via email David or by calling the shop on 028 9031 9607.

Matthew-August 26 2016, 09:56
 
 

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