One City One Book, Belfast 2014

From the field…


One City One Book

 This post is for my friend, DeNel, who will no doubt be curious about the 2014 book selection for Belfast’s Once City One Book: it is David Park’s, The Poet’s Wife.

 Sorry, no Kindle version available yet.

In interviews with a select group of Northern Irish authors, playwrights, arts administrators and, television presenters about about other book recommendations from Northern Ireland, the titles (below) were mentioned; some were mentioned more than once. Probably because of the age of most of those who were asked, the books seem to disproportionately reflect Northern Ireland’s ‘troubles.’ Not surprisingly, [insert loud sigh], more men than women were asked to share their recommendations and, the single book authored by a woman would likely be classified as Young Adult, Romance. (Somewhere, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is sighing aloud too, and saying – again – that a novel doesn’t only have to be…

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