Sally Vincent. Photograph: The Guardian

Sally Vincent, who has died aged 76, was one of the great interviewers of modern British newspapers. In her care, even the most reluctant and media-sh(...)

One suspects that John Pilger would greatly resent being thought of as any sort of fleshy institution, but the Australian journalist and documentar(...)

Front Square: Trinity College Dublin in the 1980s. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

In my first week at Trinity College Dublin, in 1983, I was politely accosted at Front Arch one day by an enthusiastic woman with enormous glasses and (...)

Novelist Elmore Leonard: began writing fiction while an advertising copywriter for General Motors. Photograph: Paul Sancya/AP.

A full measure of recognition came to writer Elmore Leonard, who has died aged 87, rather late in life. When Stick was published in Britain in 1984, o(...)

Among the legions of great Jewish jokes is the well-worn one in which a mother shrieks: “Save my son the doctor, he’s drowning!” One of the giants of (...)

Ben Okri autographs his work

It’s a special festival when audience venues are an atmospheric family chapel, a charming light-filled ballroom overlooking fields with sheep, and a “(...)

Martin Amis at the Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

“I’m a gynocrat. I want women to rule the world,” Martin Amis told a capacity audience on Saturday at the Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas i(...)

PJ Harvey is among those participating in the Borris Festival of Writing and Ideas.

More than 500 competitors are expected to take part in An Ras Mor in Cork Harbour tomorrow as part of this year’s extended Ocean to City Maritime Fest(...)