Tommy Tiernan, who was perfectly paired with Kevin Barry. Photograph: Nuala Grogan

With a line-up that includes interviews with an array of acclaimed authors, and workshops on publishing and the craft of the short story, there is (...)

Polly Samson and David Gilmour: will discuss the creative process and how they collaborate on writing lyrics. Photograph:  David M Benett/Getty Images

The Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas is only four years old, but today hosts a notable literary exclusive. The first public interview invo(...)

Lyricist: “It’s lovely to collaborate with him . . . but I’m aware that he asks me because he hates writing lyrics,” Polly Samson says of her husband, David Gilmour. Photograph: Sarah Lee

The family history of the author Polly Samson is a novel in itself, a generation-spanning epic that makes Wild Swans seem like a bedtime story. In the(...)

 Kate Bush performing  at the Hammersmith Apollo in west London last night. Photograph: Ken McKay/Noble and Brite/PA Wire

Kate Bush has made a sensational return to the concert stage — 35 years after her last, and only, tour.At 56, the British singer may no longer be able(...)

New chapter: Joanna Walsh’s bookmarks of feted women writers

‘I don’t love women writers enough to teach them. What I teach is guys. Serious heterosexual guys. F Scott Fitzgerald, Chekhov, Tolstoy. Real-g(...)

Dsigner Storm Thorgerson whose album cover artwork included Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon, has died aged 69 following a battle with cancer, the band's management announced today. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Pink Floyd's album designer dies
  • UK
  • April 19, 2013, 21:24

Graphic artist Storm Thorgerson, who designed the cover for Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon album and also created artwork for Led Zepp(...)