Belfast’s One City One Book 2013

One City One Book 2013“You are standing, face upturned to the window, breathing in the sun. I can see you, almost: if I close my eyes I can almost see you. A Thursday morning in May, 1972”.
All the Beggars Riding, a novel by Lucy Caldwell – Belfast choice for One City One Book Belfast 2013

The people of Belfast are being encouraged to get reading with One City One Book which returns to the city this May. All the Beggars Riding, the latest novel by Belfast born author Lucy Caldwell, has been selected as Belfast’s second ‘One City One Book’ read and will be the focus of this Arts Council initiative to develop the art of reading and promote Belfast’s rich creativity. Narrated by Lara, nearing forty and nursing her dying mother,the chosen book is the heartbreaking portrait of a woman confronting her past.
Developed by the Arts Council and supported by Belfast City Council, Literary Belfast, Libraries NI, Belfast Telegraph, QFT, Faber & Faber and U105, One City One Book is a community reading initiative which aims to get the people of Belfast reading and discussing the same book throughout the entire month of May.

Following on from the hugely successful campaign in 2012, this year’s One City One Book month long campaign promises to be bolder, brighter and packed with a bigger programme of events. Themed around the book, the exciting programme will feature a wide range of talks, city tours and a weeklong QFT film screening hosted by well known and loved local personalities. (read more)