Steve Alexander, Doug Alexander jnr and their parents Doug Alexander snr and Lily Alexander died after their rental car collided with a lorry in Co Wexford. Photograph: via Facebook

A couple who died in a collision in Co Wexford last week along with two of their adult sons, “lived the American dream” and tried to help others to re(...)

Jonathan Bardon: many authors, while (rightly) concerned to be scholarly, do not seem to put themselves out to be lucid, lively and just plain readable

Historian Jonathan Bardon’s works include A History of Ulster (Blackstaff Press, 1992); Belfast: A Century (Blackstaff Press, 1999); Beyond the Stu(...)

Jenny Erpenbeck was born in East Berlin in 1967. She is the author of several works of fiction, including The Book of Words (2007) and Visitation ((...)

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