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20070101

A special programme marking a Gala Poetry Evening to celebrate the launch of The Blackbird's Nest, an anthology of poetry from Queen's University, Belfast.

20070102

Ian Rankin, the UK's best-selling crime writer, talks to William Crawley about his Insp Rebus novels, the Edinburgh where they are set, and why crime fiction appeals to so many.

20070103

Patrick McCabe, one of Ireland's finest writers, reads from his new novel Winterwood and talks to Marie-Louise Muir about his work and the often traumatised Ireland which shapes it.

20070104
20070105

Paul Muldoon, described as the most significant English-language poet born since the Second World War, reads from his collection Horse Latittudes.