Robert Bell (Ulster writer)

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Robert Bell is a writer and editor from Northern Ireland, and the author of The Book of Ulster Surnames and other works. His short stories have been published in the Belfast Telegraph, Passages 1 (1987), The Blackstaff Book of Short Stories (1988) and Lica Magazine (Sarajevo, 1998). He has also contributed articles to the Belfast Review, History Ireland, The Independent and The Nation (Thailand). He formally worked in the Linen Hall Library, in Belfast, where he was Supervisor of the Northern Ireland Political Collection.[1] In 1983, he graduated in Modern History at Queen’s University. He worked as a freelance editor for UN agencies in Bangkok and then as a Project Developer for The International Organization for Migration in Sarajevo. He currently works as a writer and editor for UNICEF in Copenhagen.


  1. Bell, Robert The Book of Ulster Surnames, published by The Blackstaff Press in 1988.