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Apologies for being hopeless about keeping this up-to-date, but here are many of my main professional events.  I’ve given up including broadcasting because I do a lot of it about this and that, here and there and at short notice and can’t keep track.  

OCTOBER 2014
24-26.10.2014  Indianapolis, Magna Cum Murder
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AUGUST 2014
15-17.08.2014  St Hilda’s College, Oxford, Mystery and Crime Weekend : 'Crimes of the Past: War and Other Evils'. Giving paper on The Troubles.
12.08.2014  A guest of Fermanagh Grand Lodge at their Twelfth of July parade
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JUNE 2014
28.06.2014 A judge at the National Final of the Institute of Ideas, UK schools ‘Debating Matters’ Competition
27.06.2014 Xchange Summer School, Enniskillen, panel on 'Changing the Conversation on History'
07.06.2014 Langport Festival, Bagehot debate. Donald Shell is supporting, and I am opposing, the motion: “Mass communication is the enemy of truth and knowledge”
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MAY 2014
15-18.05.2014 Two panels at CrimeFest, Bristol
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FEBRUARY 2014
26.02.2013  Detection Club dinner
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JANUARY 2014
29.01.2014 

Proposed motion “That this House regrets Easter 1916” at the College Historical Society, Trinity College Dublin

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DECEMBER 2013
17.01.2014

Ramada Hotel, Belfast: Chaired a one-day conference for the Francis Hutchenson Institute: “In Defence of Modernity: the Ulster Solemn League & Covenant 1912/14"
Watch interview with Ruth and the speakers:

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NOVEMBER 2013
26.11.2013 Anglo-Israel Association Dinner
13.11.2013 Detection Club dinner
7.11.2013  In Derry to shoot part of documentary for the BBC Arts Shows on the Turner Prize
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OCTOBER 2013
20.10.2013 Panellist at the Battle of Ideas in the Barbican: “Do as I say not as I do: what's wrong with hypocrisy?”
10.10.2013 Talk at the Frankfurt Press Club to the Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft RheinMain e.V. : “Irish tribalism: is peace in Northern Ireland a mirage?”
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SEPTEMBER 2013
21.09.2013  Chairing session at James Fintan Lalor Summer School, Portlaoise
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AUGUST 2013
20.08.2013

Talk on Orangeism at Thomas D’Arcy McGee Summer School, Carlingford

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JULY 2013
19.07.2013

Panel discussing ‘Social Media: Who are You?’ at Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate

16.07.2013 London School of Economics discussion between John Denham MP, Sunder Katwala and Ruth - listen to the podcast
14.07.2013

Panel discussing the Anglo-Irish and the film Raj in the Rain, at Kinsale Arts Festival

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JUNE 2013
28.06.2013

Chipping Barnet Library, with Ali Knight

21.06.2013

Ireland Fund anniversary reception, Reform Club

19.06.2013

Detection Club

15.06.2013

‘Easter 1916: the American Connections’ at The History Festival, Carlow

Robert Ballagh
Robert Ballagh and I agree about almost nothing except the idiocy of conceptual art

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MAY 2013
03.05.2013 - 01.06.2013 CrimeFest, on three panels: ‘Forgotten Authors’ (Edmund Crispin and Cyril Hare); ‘Making us Laugh about Murder’; ‘Violence, is it Ever Too Much?’
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APRIL 2013
11.04.2013

Panel with Simon Brett and Nev Fountain on ‘The Funny Side of Crime’

26-28.04.2013

Crime Writers’ Annual conference

09.04.2013

Detection Club dinner

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MARCH 2013
23.03.2013 Speech to Oxford and Cambridge Society of Ireland Dinner at the Law Society, Dublin
14.03.2013

Irish Embassy St Patrick’s Day party

12.03.2013

Spoke on Omagh bombing to ‘Our Society’, Imperial Hotel

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FEBRUARY 2013
26.02.2013

All-day seminar, ‘What’s the Good of the Union?’, Christ Church, Oxford

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JANUARY 2013
15.02.2013

Ireland Fund of Great Britain reception at Irish Embassy for the ‘Forgotten Irish’ project

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DECEMBER 2012
18.12.2012 Standpoint party
12.12.2012

Crime Writers’ Association party

04.12.2012

Launch of Killing the Emperors, Cartoon Museum, London

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01.12.2012 Launch of Killing the Emperors, No Alibis, Belfast
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NOVEMBER 2012
20.11.2012 Anglo-Israel Association Dinner
14.11.2012 Detection Club dinner
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OCTOBER 2012
28.10.2012 Bram Stoker Festival, Trinity College Dublin,  ‘What Lies Beneath: A Panel Debate examining the sub-textual currents in Dracula’, included Paul Murray and Senator David Norris  
21.10.2012 Battle of Ideas, Barbican: On panels discussing ‘What is the truth?’ and ‘The poppy: to wear or not to wear’.
12-14.10.2012

Performing a few times at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival

Saturday October 13

Criminal Line-Up
Graham Hurley, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Fidelis Morgan and Lauren Henderson
12:00 - 12:45

Fiction in Fact
Tim Finch, Christopher Morgan Jones,Ruth Dudley Edwards and Tom Cain
14:00 - 14:45

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AUGUST 2012
17-19.08.2012 Mystery and Crime Weekend, St Hildaís College, Oxford: giving paper, Sacred Cows are for Slaughtering
8.08.2012 7.30-9.00 pm Belfast: Feile an Phobail: West Belfast Talks Back. On panel with George Galloway, Gerry Kelly and DUP MP
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JULY 2012
19.07.2012 Talking about my crime fiction at Langport Library
18.07.2012 Speaker at the Walter Bagehot Open Evening at Hurds Hill, Langport, Somerset
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JUNE 2012
9-10.06.12 

Three gigs at the History Festival of Ireland, Lisnavagh.

‘Virtuous Villains – Five People who Put the Hiss into History’ (My contribution was on Constance Markiewicz 

On panel including Diarmaid Ferriter and Myles Dungan discussing ‘Was Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Ireland truly historic, or was it just an elaborate trade and public relations stunt?'

Chaired Kevin Myers’ paper: ‘Should those who left the Irish Army to fight for Britain in World War 2 be classed as deserters?’

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DECEMBER 2011
15.12.2011 CWA Christmas Party
7.12.2011 Debate, University College Cork Law Society
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NOVEMBER 2011
30.11.2011 Anglo-Israel Association Annual Dinner, Savoy
16.11.2011 Detection Club dinner
8.11.2011

Launch at King's College of Belfast and Derry in Revolt: a new history of the troubles

3.11.2011 Co-operation Ireland Annual Gala Dinner, Dorchester
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OCTOBER 2011
28-30.10.2011 Magna Cum Murder, Muncie, Indiana
Ruth in Muncie with Brownie the skunk
11.10.2011 Panellist at Guildford Literary Festival
12.10.2011 Dublin launch of The Widest Circle: Remembering Michael Sweetman
11.10.2011 Dublin launch of Garret Fitzgerald's last book
8.10.2011 Interview at Athlone Literary Festival
5.10.2011 Launch at King's College of John Bew's Castlereagh
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SEPTEMBER 2011
29.9.2011 Radio 2, Jeremy Vine show, interview re Martin McGuinness
27.9.2011 CWA London meeting
26.9.2011 Launch at Policy Exchange of John Bew's Castlereagh
25.9.2011 Participant in BBC Radio Ulster's Sunday Sequence, discussing Martin McGuinnessís candidacy for the Irish presidency
24.9.2011 Speech in Cambridge about the republican tradition of physical force to meeting of the TCD alumni association
22.9.2011 Economist summer party
20.9.2011 Launch of Michael Richmond's Sisyphusa
15.9.2011 Interview on BBC Radio Ulster
11.9.2011 Interview on attitudes towards immigration on BBC 1's Sunday Morning Live
8.9.2011 Irish Embassy launch of Documents in Irish Foreign Policy
6.9.2011 At Goldsboro Books for launch of Linda Regan's Brotherhood of Blades
5.9.2011 At Policy Exchange to hear discussion of Shiraz Maherís Ties that Bind: How the story of Britainís Muslim Soldiers can forge a national identity
1.9.2011 Joined counter-protest outside Royal Albert Hall against those calling for the boycott of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
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AUGUST 2011
10.8.2011

In discussion on Irish history and politics on Coleman at Large on Newstalk

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JULY 2011
13.7.2011

Crime Writers' Association summer party

6.7.2011

Being conferred at Queen's with honorary doctorateread and watch the speech

1.7.2011

RTE Pat Kenny Show, discussion about the Gaza Flotilla

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JUNE 2011
26.6.2011

BBC Ulster: panellist on Sunday Sequence

22.6.2011

Interviewed on ZDF German TV and Sky News about the Belfast riots

18.6.2011

Bromley Literary Festival, Chairing Crime Writers' Question Time — cancelled

15.6.2011

Detection Club Dinner

14.6.2011

I go to exhibitions for pleasure, but Tracey Eminís at the Hayward Gallery was for work. (I'm writing a satirical crime novel about conceptual art). Talentless and drearily solipsistic, it is beyond satire.

10.6.2011

Chaired the valedictory lecture of Professor Liam Kennedy in Queenís University, Belfast

7.6.2011

AGM, British Irish Association

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MAY 2011
19-22.5.2011 Bristol: CrimeFest
Chairing "Operation Petticoat: Jobs for the Girls": participants, Linda Regan, Pauline Rowson, Leigh Russell and Aline Templeton
18.5.2011

RTE: On panel on Pat Kenny Show re Queen and Ireland

17.5.2011

BBC Radio Scotland: Interview re Queen and Ireland

16.5.2011

CWA Diamond Dagger awards

16.5.2011

BBC Radio Wales: Interview re Queen and Ireland

13.5.2011

BBC Radio Ulster: Nolan Show

11.5.2011

Policy Exchange: At Policy Exchange for launch of Sir John Wilsey's The Ulster Tales: A Tribute to Those Who Served 1969-2000

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APRIL 2011
21.4.2011

Interview with Stephen Nolan on BBC Ulster about the Queen's visit

20.4.2011

Interview with BBC Radio Wales about the bombs sent to Neil Lennon and two Celtic supporters

4.4.2011

Interview with Sky News on the Omagh murder

1-3.4.2011 Darlington: Crime Writers Association annual gathering
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MARCH 2011
31.3.2011 Made speech at re-launch of Mystery Women at Waterstones, Piccadilly
29.3.2011 Launch of Crème de la Crime
24.3.2011 Ireland Fund lunch
23.3.2011 CWA chapter, London
22.3.2011

Interview on Talkback, Radio Ulster, about documentary on the Orange sisterhood

16.3.2011

Champ: St Patrick’s Day Reception House of Lords
St Patrick’s Day Reception, Irish Embassy

16.3.2011 9.30-10am Interview on BBC Radio Ulster's Nolan Show on the queen's visit to Ireland
11.3.2011

Participant in debate at Cork City Hall:  ‘MacCurtain and MacSwiney: A Legacy squandered or fulfilled?

8.3.2011

Participant in Val McDermid's 'Emerald Noir', on Radio 4, 11.30, read article in The Telegraph

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FEBRUARY 2011
23.2.2011 New Culture Forum:  Lecture by Katharine Birbalsingh
14.2.2011

Discussion at Policy Exchange: ‘After Munich: how should we develop a “muscular liberal” approach to Counter Extremism?’

11.2.2011 Gave reading of fiction and non-fiction at Bangor Library, NI
10.2.2011 Gave reading of fiction and non-fiction at Glengormley Library, NI
3.2.2011 Cudlipp Lecture by Lionel Barber
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JANUARY 2011
1–3.1.2011

Omagh appeal, Belfast

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DECEMBER 2010
20.12.2010 Standpoint party
14.12.2010 Crime Writers’ Association party
02.12.2010

Discussion of CSC report Islamist Terrorism: The British Connections at ICSR, King’s College

01.12.2010

Anglo-Israel dinner

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NOVEMBER 2010
29.11.2010 Bad Sex Award Party
19.11.2010

Interview by Gavin Estler with Edna O'Brien on BBC Newsnight

18.11.2010

Interview by Daisy McAndrew on ITV News at Ten

16.11.2010 Lecture at Policy Exchange by Sec of State, Northern Ireland
11.11.2010

Interviewed on BBC 1 Jeremy Vine Show about whether the UK should help Ireland get out of the economic mire.

05.11.2010

Irish Embassy, launch of Philip McDonagh's The Song the Oriel Sang

02.11.2010

Launch of Martyn Frampton's The Legion of the Rearguard, Policy Exchange

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OCTOBER 2010
14-16.10.2010

Bouchercon, San Francisco

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SEPTEMBER 2010
27.09.2010

Carrie Porter lecture: The role of the media in post-conflict Northern Ireland, Museum of London

16.09.2010

Memorial service for Alan Ruddock in St Brideís Journalistsí Church

10-12.09.2010

British-Irish Association, Exeter College, Oxford

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AUGUST 2010
24.08.2010:

Interview on ITN Central NewsPapal Controversy

22.08.2010:

8.50 am, interviewed with Jack Valero by William Crawley on BBC Radio Ulster's Sunday Sequence — read Will Crawley's BBC blog Will & Testament

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JULY 2010
23.07.2010

Harrogate Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival: Awarded the CWA Non Fiction Gold Dagger for Aftermath

Ruth Dudley Edwards winner of CWA Gold Dagger for Non-fiction 2010
Ruth giving her acceptance speech at the awards ceremony

Ruth Dudley Edwards with Stuart Neville, author of The Twelve
Ruth with Stuart Neville

Read Declan Burke's blog 'Top O'The World, Ma!

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JUNE 2010
24.06.2010

Interviewed by Matt Cooper on RTE's Last Word (with Martin Ferris) on invitation to Queen Elizabeth to visit Ireland

16.06.2010

Today Programme (Radio 4) interview re Bloody Sunday Inquiry

15.06.2010

BBC News 24 interview re the Bloody Sunday Inquiry

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MAY 2010
20-23.05.2010

CrimeFest Bristol: On panel Down in the Sewer: Violence, Language and Sex (21st, 10.10-11.00). Also speaking at ‘In the Spotlight’ on: Making fun of Islam: should crime writers fear to offend or go for the jugular? See the write up 'My friend Ayo Onatade and the PC patronisers'.

14.05.2010

Discussion with Niall Crowley on RTE's Pat Kenny show.

14.05.2010

Royal Irish Academy: speaker at seminar on Journalism and the Dictionary of Irish Biography

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APRIL 2010
19.04.2010

New Culture Forum: Pascal Bruckner, author of The Tyranny of Guilt – An Essay in Western Masochism.

15.04.2010

Orwell Prize 2010 Shortlist Debate: ‘Has the political class been fatally weakened?’: Thomson Reuters, Carnary Wharf

09-11.04.2010

Abergevanny: Crime Writers’ Annual Conference

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MARCH 2010
09.03.2010:

Glasgow Aye Write! Book Festival:  discussion with Stuart Neville on writing on Ireland and the Troubles

07.03.2010:

Ennis Book Club Festival: ‘Reading History’ symposium: panellist with Tim Pat Coogan, Diarmuid Ferriter and Eoghan Harris

03.03.2010:

Panelist at Institute of Ideas debate at Graveney School: ‘Religion and Politics: is faith a force for change or conservatism'
Policy Exchange:  John Creaney Memorial Lecture

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FEBRUARY 2010
23.02.2010:

Intelligence Squared debate: Europe is failing its Muslims

22.02.2010:

With Sean O’Callaghan, speaking to post-graduate war studies students in King’s College, London, about the nature of dissent.

17.02.2010:

Law Society, University College Cork. Opposing the motion: ‘That this House believes that Islam is not a threat to the West’. 

Read the report of the debate by Daniel O'Carroll

http://donnchacuttriss.blogspot.com/
This helpful blogger has written a fair – if slightly expurgated – account of my debate in Cork on Islam with Dr Azzam Tamimi.  He and I did not get on.

10.02.2010:

Panellist with Claire Fox, Clifford Longley and Kenan Malik on The Moral Maze, 8.00pm BBC Radio 4.

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JANUARY 2010
11.01.2010:

Interview on BBC News 24 about Northern Ireland

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DECEMBER 2009
20.12.2009:

On RTE's Sunday Forum discussing climate change

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OCTOBER 2009
21.10.2009:

Town and Gown, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana: a talk on the aftermath of the Omagh Bombing

17.10.2009:

Bouchercon 2009, Indianapolis:  3.00pm: Participant in the Continuous Conversation with Sophie Hannah and Brendan DuBois

15.10.2009:

Bouchercon 2009, Indianapolis:  4.30pm:  IRISH CRIME IN FACT AND FICTION
A discussion of how the same subject – Ireland – is treated in fiction and in non-fiction, focusing on the constraints and freedoms offered by each approach.
Kathryn Kennison (M), Ruth Dudley Edwards, Stuart Neville

14.10.2009:

BBC Radio 4: The Moral Maze

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SEPTEMBER 2009
12.09.2009:

Books 2009 Dublin: Moderating 'In Cold Blood - the art of true crime writing'

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AUGUST 2009
28.08.2009:

interview on Talk Europe Radio

03.08.2009:

Sherlock Holmes Pub: CWA summer party

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JULY 2009
31.07.2009:

BBC2 Jeremy Vine: discussing assisted suicide

26.07.2009:

BBC Northern Ireland: Sunday Sequence.

25.07.2009:

Harrogate Crime Festival (23–26 July 2009): Chairing Emerald Noir panel; participants Declan Hughes, Gene Kerrigan, Ava McCarthy and Brian McGilloway

21.07.2009:

Heffers, Cambridge:  Bodies in the Bookshop – authors meeting readers

15.07.2009:

Dublin: Interviews with Ireland AM Breakfast TV on TV3; Pat Kenny on RTE Radio 1; Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk ; Tom McGurk on 4FM; and Matt Cooper on The Last Word on Today FM

12.07.2009:

Participated in an hour-long discussion on Patrick Pearse on Talking History, on Newstalk, an independent Irish national radio station.  

08.07.2009: Launch of Aftermath at Queen's University Bookshop
07.07.2009:

Bantry, County Cork: West Cork Literary Festival.  Readings from some of my satirical crime novels and talking about Aftermath.

02.07.2009:

Interview: Talk Radio Europe

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JUNE 2009
30.06.2009:

Launch partyfor Ruth's new book Aftermath - the Omagh Bombing and the Families' Pursuit of Justice hosted by Policy Exchange at Ideas Space, Clutha House, Westminster, London.

25.06.2009:

Dublin: Opened ‘Threshold’, an exhibition of paintings by Dymphna Headen

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MAY 2009
15.05.2009:

Bristol: 12.00-1.00: Chaired ‘Born to Kill’ and participated in ‘Lighter than Noir’.

14–17.05.2009:

CrimeFest, Bristol

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APRIL 2009
28.04.2009:

Gore Hotel, London: CWA Diamond Dagger party

17–19.04.2009:

Lincoln: Crime Writers Association annual conference

3.04.2009:

Today with Pat Kenny:  Radio 1, rte.ie Ruth debated commonwealth membership with Noel Dorr. The segment starts 24 minutes into the show and lasts for 12 minutes.

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MARCH 2009
3.03.2009:

Law Society UCD:  Proposing: ‘That this House regrets the 1916 Rising’

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FEBRUARY 2009
26.02.2009:

Launch: Nick Cohen’s Waiting for the Etonians

2.02.2009:

Memorial party: Marjorie Deane

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JANUARY 2009
26.01.2009:

New Culture Forum: Jonah Goldberg on Liberal Fascism

11.01.2009:

Peace in Israel and Gaza demonstration, Trafalgar Square

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DECEMBER 2008
1.12.2008:

University College Cork Philosophical Society debating against Minister Martin Mansergh the motion ‘That this house believes that the 1916 Easter Rising was immoral

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NOVEMBER 2008
18.11.2008:

Speaker at the annual seminar of The Association of Jewish Women’s Oranisations in the UK

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SEPTEMBER 2008
25.09.2008: Crime Pays at Aspects Festival, North Down Museum, Bangor
22.09.2008:

'Free speech, jihad and the future of western civilization': a conference on libel tourism.  The panels included Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Theodore Dalrymple and Mark Steyn.

5–6.09.2008:

Participant in Sunday Independent Book Festival, Trinity College Dublin. See Independent web review, and Grab your chance to hatch a plot with top writers, Sunday Independent, 31 August 2008, and Irish crime stories, Herald HQ, 4 September 2008

Read about it on crimealwayspays.blogspot.com and A great literary meeting of criminal minds at Books 08

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AUGUST 2008
21.08.2008:

Royal Society, 50 Things you need to know about history

17.08.2008:

Omagh commemoration

15.08.2008:

Omagh commemoration

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JULY 2008
14.07.2008:
6.00 – 8.00

Heffer’s Bookshop, Cambridge: annual ‘Bodies in the Bookshop’, where readers meet authors. See 'Getting away with Murder', by Mike Ripley.

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JUNE 2008
19.06.2008:

Panellist on ‘Let’s Talk’, BBC Ulster TV

5–8.06.2008:

*NEWSFLASH*

CrimeFest, Bristol

Murdering Americans won the Last Laugh award at CrimeFest!

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APRIL 2008
25–27.04.2008:

Crime Writers’ Annual Conference

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MARCH 2008
15.03.2008:

Debate at Cambridge Irish Society

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DECEMBER 2007
03.12.2007:

Policy Exchange party

04.12.2007:

Irish Embassy party

05.12.2007:

New Culture Forum Panel on 1968 along with Michael Attwell, Neil Lyndon and Austin Williams

18.12.2007:

First Post party

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NOVEMBER 2007
01.11.2007:

Dublin service for Anthony Clare

08.11.2007:

Launch party for Daniel Johnson's White King and Red Queen: how the cold war was fought on the chessboard.

13.11.2007: Culture Clash: discussion on My Boy Jack and Elizabeth: the Golden Age
20.11.2007:

Interview with AH Ali

26.11.2007:

Institute of Contemporary Arts - On panel discussing the press - 'Silencing the truth'

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OCTOBER 2007
08.10.2007:

Talk by Ibn Warraq at the Centre for Social Cohesion

17.10.2007:

Policy Exchange, Paul Bew, speaking about the theme of his Ireland: The Politics of Enmity 1789-2006

18.10.2007:

Social Affairs Unit, Panel discussion, 'Do Magazines matter?:
The New Criterion at 25', with Anthony Daniels, Roger Kimball, Kenneth Minogue, Eric Ormsby and David Pryce-Jones

19.10.2007:

Launch party for Piers Brendon's The Decline and Fall of the British Empire

26–28.10.2007: Muncie, Indiana: Magna cum Murder.

Ruth will be interviewing Lindsey Davis and appearing with Troy Cook, Denise Dietz, Honora Finkelstein, Susan Smily, Bill Fitzhugh and Parnell Hall on 'The Humor Panel' and will be the moderator of the panel on Political Correctness and Criminal Acts' (members: Bill Fitzhugh, Charlotte Hays, Heather Jeeves and John O'Sullivan). My friend John O'Sullivan on Magna cum Murder

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SEPTEMBER 2007
04.09.2007:  Policy Exchange: Launch of Islam in Australia: Democratic bipartisanship in action, by Gerard Henderson; panel, Gerard Henderson, H.E. Richard Alston, the Australian High Commissioner in London; the Rt. Hon. David Maclean MP; Khalid Mahmood MP; Councillor Fiyaz Mughal; Haras Rafiq; and the Rt. Hon. John Spellar MP 
13.09.2007: 

Interview on Ronnie Biggs on the John Gaunt Show on Talk Sport

18.09.2007:  Launch party for Murdering Americans, London    
24.09.2007: Launch party for Murdering Americans, Belfast
27–30.09.2007: Bouchercon 2007, Anchorage, Alaska.  On panel chaired by Laurie King, with Charles Benoit, Stephen Booth and Sharan Newman, to discuss why on earth we put our characters on earth. Read Ruth's Buchercon diary from The Irish Times
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AUGUST 2007
06.08.2007: Policy Exchange:  Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan,  Premier of the Azad Government of the State of Jammu and Kashmir
07.08.2007: BBC, ‘You and Yours, on panel with Lord (Roy) Hattersley, G.P. Taylor and Julia Unwin, discussing contemporary social evils.
14.08.2007: CWA London chapter meeting
16.08.2007: Policy Exchange: Why has Channel 4’s “Undercover Mosque” programme been referred to Ofcom?
20.08.2007: 08.20  BBC World Service: debate on multiculturalism and diversity in London   
20.08.2007: 17.00 Epilogue, Press TV: discussion of Melanie Phillips’s Londonistan
21.08.2007: 20.30 Culture Clash: discussion of TV fakes and the controversy about Undercover Mosque
27.08.2007: Interview on Ireland's Today FM on the issue of turbans being banned for gardai
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JULY 2007
05.07.2007: Crime Writers Association Annual Dinner and awards ceremony, Four Seasons Hotel
08.07.2007: New Culture Forum Party
16.07.2007: Policy Exchange  "Counter Terrorism after the  London and Glasgow Attacks : What Legislation Do We Need Now?"  
17.07.2007:  Heffers, Cambridge: Bodies in the Bookshop 2007: get-together of writers and readers
21–22.07.2007: Festival of Ideas 2007, Sedbergh: on panel with John Harris, Sir Bernard Crick and Greg Rosen, discussing ‘Blair: The Record; Brown: The Prospects’
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JUNE 2007
01–02.06.2007: Goldsmith International Literary Festival, Ballymahon, Co Longford, Ireland: on panel chaired by Dave O’Connell, with Brian Lenihan TD and Paddy O’Gorman, discussing ‘Multicultural Ireland – Is there a limit to tolerance?’
19.06.2007: More 4 News discussing the knighthood of Salman Rushdie with A.L. Kennedy and host Kylie Morris
24.06.2007: Talk to the St Alban’s Chapter of the Crime Writers’ Association on ‘Domestic Terrorism’
27.06.2007: Quercus party for Elena Forbes’s Die with me
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MAY 2007
01.05.2007:
8.00 pm
Culture Clash, Peter Whittle’s weekly programme on Talk TV at 18 Doughty Street (www.18doughtystreet.com), on panel discussing the films ‘The Lives of Others’ and ‘Fast Food Nation’
01.05.2007:
9.45 pm
Nightwaves’ on BBC Radio 3, discussing Robert Maxwell with Simon Jenkins
04-06.05.2007: Malice Domestic, Arlington, Virginia: On panel chaired by Roberta Rogow with Diana Killian, Louise Penny and Anne White, discussing ‘There’s nothing wrong with tradition’
09.05.2007: Reception at the Savoy in London for the award of the Crime Writers’ Association Cartier Diamond Dagger to John Harvey
23.05.2007: New Culture Forum discussion led by Sir Andrew Green of Migrationwatch: ‘The immigration debate: driven by events or by the media?’
30.05.2007 Henry Jackson Society and Centre for Social Cohesion: meeting with Dr Wafa Sultan on ‘Islam and the West’
   

 

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Extracts from REVIEWS of Ruth's latest crime-fiction book:

Killing the Emperors

“Not just an expert crime story, but a stinging satire of the madhouse of the modern art world. Killing the Emperors is a delight.”
Andrew Klavan, author of The Homelanders series

Killing the Emperors is a seriously funny satire on the modern art industry.
[Ruth] is always right on the button.'
Frances Fyfield, author of Blood from Stone

'A mad oligarch, murderous Albanians, the SAS, a Big Brother parody, all wrapped up in a severe kicking for "conceptual" art. If your name's Serota, Saatchi, Emin or Hirst, look away now.'
Sir Terry Wogan

'[Ruth Dudley Edwards'] crime fiction usually takes the form of bludgeoning to death one of the sacred cows of contemporary life. The series has several recurring characters, but the bludgeon tends to be wielded most ruthlessly by Baroness Troutbeck... Here Troutbeck turns on modern art: in particular, she charges an unholy coterie of commercially astute artists, gallerists, critics, curators and academics with glorifying derivative and inept work and colluding to drive up its value to levels that are frankly obscene. She names names with gleeful abandon. The plot serves as an entertaining vehicle for a polemic against the abuses of modern art, which is all the more effective for quoting facts and figures. Meanwhile the story deals with murder, mass kidnapping and a particularly sinister variant of Big Brother, designed for an audience of one (a Russian oligarch with unusual mental health issues). The novel is also very funny and should be required reading in the nation’s art colleges, not to mention for Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Charles Saatchi and Sir Nicholas Serota (or, as Lady Troutbeck prefers, Sclerota).'
The Spectator

'The latest in a comic crime series, which has, over the years, delivered hefty slaps to the rumps of various sacred cows. Here, [Ruth Dudley Edwards] takes a swipe at the world of conceptual art, with her heroine, the magnificently monstrous reactionary libertarian Baroness "Jack" Troutbeck, on splendidly splenetic form.'
Guardian

'The plot moves seamlessly from the sublime to the ridiculously sublime...There are some great jokes in this book and even if the targets are not that difficult to hit for a satirist of Ruth’s standing, one is left in no doubt that this is a subject close to her heart and one she has been seething about for several years.'
Mike Ripley, Shots Magazine

'A raucous send-up of the art world’s collectors, critics, curators and especially those postmodernists who call themselves artists... Imagine "And Then There Were None" written with wicked humour and a major grievance about money, not taste, ruling the art world.'
Kirkus Reviews

'[Had me] shamelessly laughing out loud... There are few writers around who are inspired to make heinous crime into comedy, but Ruth Dudley Edwards has achieved her goal precisely. In addition to crafting a brilliant plot there is no restraint when it comes to naming and shaming those who, conceptually or otherwise, wish to deceive and make millions of pounds along the way...Killing The Emperors by Ruth Dudley Edwards gets a full five stars from me!'
Concert News Online

Extracts from REVIEWS of Ruth's latest non-fiction book:

Aftermath – the Omagh bomging and the families' pursuit of justice

"She is one of the most important contemporary writers on Ireland and this is compulsive reading... the entire work is an Irish masterpiece." 
Tribune

"This vital, powerful book tells a story of loss, resilience and terrorism... this book... recounts a remarkable story of victims’ resilience and vindication, and deserves to be very widely read."
Irish Times

"The brilliant new book by Ruth Dudley Edwards that charts the story of the bombing and of the families’ long and defiant fight for some sort of justice."
Belfast Telegraph

"Dudley Edwards expertly weaves human interest, politics and the legal realm together to tell the remarkable tale of determination which saw the families stay the course to see those they felt responsible held accountable for the worst massacre in the recent history of Northern Ireland. Essential reading."
Metro

"Ruth Dudley Edwards' account of the Omagh bomb is all the more heartbreaking for her mastery of the small human details… Its portrayal of cruelty and suffering is relevant far beyond Ireland. It should be compulsory reading for everyone – terrorists and state forces – contemplating planting, or dropping, a bomb in conflict."
Sunday Tribune

"Aftermath is a forensic account of what happened leading up to and after Omagh, set against the historical background and the developing situation in the North. It's all covered in fascinating and moving detail -- the lives of the victims leading up to that terrible day, the botched warning calls, the mobile phones that caught the bombers, the political fallout, the grief of the families and their campaign that eventually did the impossible.
It combines Dudley Edwards's ability as a gifted historian with her skill as a journalist to produce a hugely important and authoritative book that reads as compulsively as a thriller."
Irish Independent

"Dudley Edwards’ finely-researched book benefits from her own proximity to the events and her personal knowledge of the protagonists - the hitherto ordinary people - who took on the Real IRA in the courts, even though there was no precedent anywhere in the world for what they sought to achieve. For anyone interested in this chilling area of recent Irish history, Aftermath is recommended reading."
Sunday Business Post

"It is a remarkable and moving story, told in masterly fashion by Ruth Dudley Edwards. Her narrative grips from the start. It is as compelling as a thriller and displays the sympathetic imagination of a great novel... This is an extraordinary and uplifting story of how a group of ordinary people managed to get the justice they sought. It is beautifully told."
Scotsman

"The Omagh families have not only held terrorists to account for the death of their loved ones; their legacy is a new legal remedy for victims of violence everywhere."
Sunday Times

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