The bookworm's noticed...

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Oxford University Press has recently published a book entitled  'The European Convention on Human Rights and the Conflict in Northern Ireland . The book provides the first comprehensive account of the role played by the European Convention on Human Rights during the conflict in Northern Ireland from 1968. Topics examined in the book include the right to life, the right not to be ill-treated, the right to liberty, the right to a fair trial, the right to a private life, the right to freedom of belief, the right to freedom of expression, the right to freedom of assembly, and the right not to be discriminated against.

Former Antrim footballer, Paul Darby who is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Sports Studies at the University of Ulster in Belfast, has written what's been described as a brilliantly researched work and insightful account of the history of Gaelic Games in America entitled, “Gaelic Games,Nationalism and the Irish Diaspora in the United States”  He focuses on New York, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco, showing the breadth of the Irish experience and how the GAA interacted with the wider Irish community differently in each city.

For those of you into horror.James Gracey, who blogs Behind the Couch  has written a book entilted Dario Argento examining  the work of Dario Argento one of horror cinemas most significant pioneers.

Over at the Poetry Foundation Brian Turner interviews Sinead Morrissey, who's latest collection (Through the Square Window) was awarded the Irish Times Poetry Now Award.

The first Northern Ireland Drewett Book Award has been won by Derek Landy's The Faceless Ones (Skulduggery Pleasant), the third Skulduggery Pleasant book.

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