Talking Jaipur Literature Festival on TV

“Launch of the Jaipur Literature Festival which takes place in Belfast between 21 to 23 June. An opportunity to hear some of the most renowned authors and cultural commentators from India, Ireland the UK and beyond, coming together to share stories and discuss topical themes. Interviews with Writer Paul McVeigh, Arts Council NI Nóirín McKinney and Chef Asma Khan.”

You can hear me talk on NVTV about the Jaipur Literature Festival and that they are bringing their newest satellite version in Belfast which I’m involved with. The segment starts about 17 mins in.

For more on JLF Belfast.

 

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Me with Asma Khan of “Chef’s Table’ on Netflix

 

 

German TV for ‘Wee Muckers’

I’ve written the introduction to Toby Binder’s wonderful photo book ‘Wee Muckers’ which is launched in Munich tonight! The book is a series of photographs of working class youths in Belfast.

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German TV, Das Erste 1, flew over to do an interview with me and I took them around Ardoyne, where I grew up and where The Good Son is set.

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You can watch the TV segment here (in German). You can buy Guter Junge (German translation) or The Good Son in English here.

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I’m chairing Iain Archer, Lucy Caldwell, and ‘Derry Girls’ writer Lisa McGee

An Evening with Iain Archer, Lucy Caldwell, and Lisa McGee, chaired by Paul McVeigh.

The three Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows for 2019, Iain Archer, Lucy Caldwell, and Lisa McGee will reflect on their diverse creative practices, in conversation with writer Paul McVeigh.

This is the closing event for the Writing Through Conflict symposium, hosted by the School of AEL and the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s, in partnership with National Museums NI.

Iain Archer is a Grammy nominated musician from Bangor, who has written and produced for artists such as Snow Patrol, Jake Bugg, Liam Gallagher and James Bay. He has received two Ivor Novello Awards and a third nomination. As well as his critically acclaimed solo career, Iain is a member of the band Tired Pony.

Lucy Caldwell is an award-winning Belfast-born author of three novels, several stage plays and radio dramas, and a collection of short stories. She is the editor of Being Various: New Irish Short Stories (Faber, 2019).

Lisa McGee is a stage and screen writer from Derry, she studied Drama at Queen’s University Belfast. Her plays include The Heights, Nineteen Ninety Two, and Girls and Dolls, and Jump, which has been adapted into a film. Lisa is the acclaimed writer and creator behind the hit Channel 4 sitcom’s London Irish and Derry Girls.

Date And Time: Tue, 5 March 2019, 18:00 – 19:00

Location: Ulster Museum, Belfast BT7 1NG

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