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The Great Ulster Book

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William Crawley | 13:46 UK time, Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Imagine a shelf of books in your home. But not just any books.

These are the best books, the most important books, the most celebrated or most deserving of celebration, to have come out of Northern Ireland.

In this series of the Book Programme, we go in search of The Great Ulster Book.

It could be a novel, a poetry collection, a history book, a memoir, a political book -- any book you think merits a place on our shelf.

You can use this thread to add your suggestions to the list of nominations from our programme guests or debate the place of any particular book.

What are we missing so far?

Which absolutely indispensable Ulster writer is not currently on our list?

Eureka Street by Robert MacLiam Wilson -- Glenn Patterson
State of Prisons by Sinead Morrissey -- Leon Litvack
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne by Brian Moore -- Bernard McLaverty
Selected Poems by John Hewitt -- Michael Longley
Call My Brother Back by Michael McLaverty -- Grania McFadden
Autumn Journal by Louis MacNeice -- Eunice Yeates
Burning Your Own by Glenn Patterson -- Carlo Gebler
The International by Glenn Patterson -- Liam Clarke
December Bride by Sam Hanna-Bell -- Fionola Meredith
The Life and Times of Mary Ann McCracken by Mary McNeill -- Eamonn Phoenix
Ragged Edge by Stephen Davison --Claire McCollum
Tarry Flynn by Patrick Kavanagh -- Paddy Heaney
Lost Lives by McKittrick, Kelters, Feeney and Thornton -- Nell McCafferty
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift -- Rosie Pelan
The Irish For No by Ciaran Carson -- Eamonn Hughes
The Annals of the World - James Ussher -- Rev Ian Paisley
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam MacBratney -- Melissa McCullough
The Punisher: Born by Garth Ennis -- David Booth
Opened Ground: Poems 1966-1996 by Seamus Heaney -- William Crawley



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