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An Evening with Heather Richardson – Belfast

  • Waterstones Belfast 44-46 Fountain Street Belfast, BT1 5EE United Kingdom (map)

Join us in celebrating the launch of Heather Richardson's historical novel, Doubting Thomason the author's own turf: Belfast! The launch will include readings, a Q&A and a book signing. Admission is free and all are welcome.

About Doubting Thomas

“With an exquisite and faultless play of historical language, we witness the most visceral portrayals of early medical practices and a delicately drawn marriage, in which the fear of being different is wonderfully distilled. The childhood of Thomas Aikenhead, the last executed blasphemer in Britain, is also brilliantly created, along with the crucial betrayals that caused his downfall. This novel speaks loudly to our present condition.” – Derek Neale


About Heather Richardson

Heather Richardson was born in Northern Ireland in 1964 and lives in Belfast. After a degree in English Literature at the University of Leicester she had a predictably non-literary series of jobs, including bus driver, medical representative and company director. A career break for child-rearing gave her an excuse to pursue a new path as a writer and lecturer. She has an MA and PhD in Creative Writing, and now works for the Open University as a lecturer in English and Creative Writing.

Her short stories, poems and creative non-fiction have been published in journals and anthologies in the UK, Ireland and Australia. Her first novel, Magdeburg (Lagan Press, 2010), is set in Germany during the Thirty Years War.

Earlier Event: 16 August
The Possibilities of Translation
Later Event: 21 September
An Evening with Allan Cameron