International Author, Inspirational Speaker, Broadcaster and Peacebuilder

International Author, Inspirational Speaker, Broadcaster and Peacebuilder

From Paperboy to Paperbacks

Books by Tony Macaulay

Dr. Tony Macaulay is a bestselling author, leadership consultant, peacebuilder, broadcaster and suicide prevention advocate from Northern Ireland. He was raised at the top of the Shankill Road in West Belfast at the start of thirty-five years of “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland, an experience that has shaped his life.

Book Reading Club

Reading from the Heart

As well as my live book readings you can subscribe to my YouTube channel to join my virtual book club.

There are readings from my books and videos where I talk about how I became a writer of a series of the coming of age memoirs set in Belfast in the 1970s and 1980s.

Join the Virtual Book Reading Club by subscribing to my YouTube channel.

Lockdown Book Readings

Reading Paperboy

The Power of Stories

What is conflict resolution? And how does it work?

Reading Paperboy

Tony Reading Chapter 11 of Paperboy

Recent News

Smash Hit Musical Paperboy Returns!

After a sell-out run last summer the smash-hit musical PAPERBOY is back! Paperboy is a heart-warming, coming-of-age, new musical drama that bubbles with humour and youthful energy; set against the gritty backdrop of 1970s Belfast. Based on the much-loved memoir by Irish writer and peace builder Tony Macaulay and adapted

Sell Out Shows & Excellent Reviews for Paperboy

The Paperboy musical has premiered in the Lyric Theatre in Belfast to sell out shows and excellent reviews. Here’s what they said: ‘West End transfer shouldn’t be out of the question for Paperboy’ (Irish News) ‘A lot of plays have been written from the perspective of different sides of the conflict.

Paperboy Cast Announced in Belfast

Youth Music Theatre UK (YMT) the leading music theatre company for young people, announces the cast for their brand-new musical adaptation of Tony Macaulay’s Paperboy, to be performed at Lyric Theatre Belfast 26-29 July. The cast includes 35 talented performers aged 11-19 years, including 19 aspiring performers from the Island of Ireland, 9 from Scotland and 7 from England.

Paperboy Author’s Lockdown Book Readings now on YouTube, so they are!

At the beginning of lockdown, when all of his usual public book readings were cancelled, Belfast author Tony Macaulay decided to give book readings on Facebook Live every weekday evening.  12 weeks later he had read his complete coming of age trilogy – 58 chapters, starting with ‘Paperboy’, then ‘Breadboy’

So excited to be returning home next month to direct new Northern Irish musical “Breadboy” alongside my dear friend and co-director @stevendexter at @LyricBelfast @britymt.

After the success of “Paperboy”, it’s wonderful to return to the next chapter of @tonymacaulay’s story.

A beautiful, concise contemplation from the wonderful @tonymacaulay, documenting his process when his daughter came out to him and offering advice to parents in that moment and after.

“Your job is simply to love them, and never let them go” ♥️♥️♥️

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