Thursday 21 September, 7pm
in conversation with Seamus McKee
North Down Museum
Malachi O’Doherty is a writer, journalist and political commentator. In addition to two books on religion, he has written two books on the IRA, The Trouble With Guns (1998) and The Telling Year: Belfast 1972 (2007). He has also reflected on his rediscovery of his love of cycling in On My Own Two Wheels (2012). Cycling is something Malachi shares with the subject of his latest book, an unauthorised biography of Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams, published by Faber & Faber. Professor Marianne Elliot has observed: ‘Loathed, loved, terrorist to some, brilliant political strategist to others – what do we make of Gerry Adams? Malachi O’Doherty, one of Northern Ireland’s most fearless journalists and writers, has gone further than anyone else to disentangle it all in this impressively measured and stylishly-written biography – an illuminating read.’ This conversation between Malachi and the BBC’s Seamus McKee promises to be lively and revealing.