Rowling sends Dumbledore letter to teen
Published: Wednesday, 06 August 2014
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has revived the boy wizard's literary mentor, Professor Albus Dumbledore, to cheer up a teenage fan trying to come to terms with the death of her family last month.
Rowling pens new Harry Potter story
Published: Wednesday, 09 July 2014
Harry Potter fans are delighted as JK Rowling has penned a new story, offering a glimpse into the teenage wizard's future.
Rowling donates £1m to Scottish 'no' camp
Published: Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has donated £1 million to the campaign against Scottish independence.
Crowds flock to Derry dumped books
Published: Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Almost 100,000 new books were dumped into a skip outside a Derry bookshop on Tuesday after the receiver ordered that the contents of the shop, which closed two years ago, should be disposed of.
Author Maya Angelou dies aged 86
Published: Wednesday, 28 May 2014
US author and poet Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86.
Cecelia's plea over friend's lost book
Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Bestselling romance author Cecelia Ahern has issued a plea for help after her writer friend left her laptop - which contains the only version of her latest book - in a taxi in Dublin.
Airport artwork honour for Seamus Heaney
Published: Wednesday, 23 April 2014
American singer Paul Simon was at Dublin Airport on Wednesday to unveil a tapestry in honour of the late poet Seamus Heaney.
Stars remember Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Published: Friday, 18 April 2014
Stars including Forest Whitaker, Lena Dunham, Shakira and Eva Longoria have paid tribute to beloved Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez following his death on Thursday.
Tributes to hero Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Published: Friday, 18 April 2014
America's leader President Barack Obama and one of his predecessors Bill Clinton have joined the authors and celebrities around the world paying tribute to Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died on Thursday.
Rowling to write Quidditch reports
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Harry Potter author JK Rowling is to write a series of match reports from the fictional Quidditch World Cup.
'Adrian Mole' author Townsend dies at 68
Published: Friday, 11 April 2014
English author Sue Townsend, best known for writing the Adrian Mole books, has died at the age of 68.
Co Down author nominated for top award
Published: Wednesday, 09 April 2014
A novel penned by a Co Down author, which begins at the funeral of footballing legend George Best, has been shortlisted for the world's most lucrative literary prize worth €100k.
Beckham & Rowling support kids campaign
Published: Wednesday, 05 March 2014
Female stars including fashion designer Victoria Beckham and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling are joining forces to demand action to protect children in war zones.
Belfast Laureate wins TS Eliot prize
Published: Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Belfast's Poet Laureate Sinead Morrissey has been awarded the prestigious TS Eliot prize for her collection Parallax.
David Jason wins top literary award
Published: Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Beloved TV veteran David Jason has landed a major literary honour for his 2013 autobiography.
Festival remembers legacy of CS Lewis
Published: Tuesday, 19 November 2013
A memorial stone is set to be laid at Westminster Abbey for one of the world's best known authors, Northern Ireland's CS Lewis - who died 50 years ago on Friday and is being remembered with a week-long festival.
Online anger over 'child whipping' book
Published: Thursday, 07 November 2013
An online campaign to get sellers like Amazon and iTunes to remove a book on "training" children and even babies, by beating them with a willow branch, has reached the House of Commons.
Fans flock to Heaney burial site
Published: Tuesday, 03 September 2013
Bellaghy's parish priest has said the Co Londonderry village has experienced a surge in visitors to see the final resting place of the late Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney.
Seamus Heaney laid to rest in Bellaghy
Published: Monday, 02 September 2013
Irish poet, playwright and Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney has been laid to rest in his hometown of Bellaghy, after hundreds of mourners gathered at a church in Dublin to remember his life.
Brother speaks on loss of poet Heaney
Published: Saturday, 31 August 2013
The brother of Seamus Heaney has told UTV that he will never forget the "kindness" and "warmth" of the late poet and Nobel laureate.
Lightbody 'inspired' by Seamus Heaney
Published: Saturday, 31 August 2013
Snow Patrol front man Gary Lightbody has paid tribute to the late Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, describing him as the leader of an “invisible tribe” that inspired him to write poetry and eventually become a songwriter.
Nobel Prize winning poet Heaney dies
Published: Friday, 30 August 2013
Irish poet, playwright and Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney has died at the age of 74.

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