Stacey Gregg: “I wonder if there is any coherent voice that will start to present itself across the pieces I’ve made. I suspect there is?”

A few years ago, at an early stage of her career, the Belfast writer Stacey Gregg took part in the Writers’ Academy, a rigorous course designed to (...)

Sara Baume’s Spill Simmer Falter Wither has been announced as the 2015/16 featured novel for UL One Campus, One Book

Sara Baume at UL Sara Baume’s Spill Simmer Falter Wither has been announced as the 2015/16 featured novel for UL One Campus, One Book. Baume wi(...)

In a fractious political environment, where audiences can fatigue of Troubles-related theatre and Stormont is once again in stasis, keeping schtum can sometimes seem like a deliberate move. Photograph:  Chris Carmichael/The New York Times

It all seemed harmless enough. A sparse stage with a cartoon desert backdrop was steadily becoming populated with handmade wooden contraptions: a fore(...)

Wall power: Rae Spoon in ‘My Prairie Home’

V for she. Vs for his or her. And how many Spivak pronouns can you name? The brave new world of post-gender language is a thrilling, if t(...)