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Making sense of good and evil

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Present-day London is the setting for Keith Ridgway’s lyrical and insightful new novel tracking two policemen on patrol, writes EILEEN BATTERSBY...HAWTHORN & CHILD/Keith Ridgway Granta 288pp £15.99: HAWTHORN AND CHILD is a working partnership of two very different policemen. Together they patrol a seething present-day, utterly tangible London by car.

Child quickly establishes his happyish personality by intoning: “Someone needs to do bad before we can do good.”

He cackles at the footpaths “leering at the kerbs”.

Hawthorn is a study of unease, prone to nightmares and a range of physical tics.
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The Irish Literary Times

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The Irish Literary Times provides up-to-date coverage of Irish literary news and events in a magazine format via articles available online.

 

The site is curated by Gerard Beirne an Irish poet and novelist now living in Canada. His new novel is Charlie Tallulah (Oberon Press). His most recent collection of poetry is Games of Chance:A Gambler`s Manual (Oberon Press). His novel The Eskimo in the Net (Marion Boyars Publishers) was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and was selected by the Literary Editor of the Daily Express  as his Book of the Year “scandalously ignored by the Man Booker judges...”.

 

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Congratulations, Gerard. That's great.
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Joseph O'Neill: Dubai is where the West is heading - Telegraph.co.uk

Joseph O'Neill: Dubai is where the West is heading - Telegraph.co.uk | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Joseph O'Neill: Dubai is where the West is heading Telegraph.co.uk His new novel, The Dog, has been included on the Man Booker Prize longlist and, with the prize open to Americans for the first time this year, O'Neill now qualifies...
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Eimear McBride...Writing her way into history - Irish Independent

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Eimear McBride...Writing her way into history
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"I really wanted to avoid those themes because they are so Irish," she says today. She is soft-spoken, but her conversational style is clear and firm.
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Why Joseph O'Neill set his Man Booker-longlisted novel, The Dog, in Dubai - The National

Why Joseph O'Neill set his Man Booker-longlisted novel, The Dog, in Dubai - The National | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The National Why Joseph O'Neill set his Man Booker-longlisted novel, The Dog, in Dubai The National “I'm convinced a lot of western people living in Dubai are running away from something.” The best-selling Irish-American author Joseph O'Neill isn't...
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Dublin Theatre Festival Preview – A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

Dublin Theatre Festival Preview – A Girl is a Half-formed Thing | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
One of the bravest and therefore most interesting productions at this years DTF is surely Corn Exchange’s A Girl is a Half-formed Thing.
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The James Joyce Centre: A 25 Year Visual History

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The James Joyce Centre has organised Joyce events, from the annual Bloomsday to lectures series and beyond, and this online exhibition displays the unique ephemera created by the James Joyce Centre over the last 25 years.
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Kevin Kiely puts boot into Seamus Heaney |

Kevin Kiely puts boot into Seamus Heaney | | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Heaney:going through the poetic motions Ireland’s timeless bard of farmyard, bogs and prehistory by Kevin Kiely After his death last year the
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Hugh McFadden's curator insight, August 19, 3:21 PM

Divil's advocate ... but it's time that a debate started on Heaney's reputation ...

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Paperback Writer: Do irish writers make a living?

Paperback Writer: Do irish writers make a living? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Anyone who was in London this summer, and saw posters for Eimear McBride's debut novel, A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing plastered across the sides of buses, would have been forgiven for t
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Sutherland not so well read on Irish - Irish Independent

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Curtain falls on Red Kettle due to funding cuts - Irish Examiner

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Curtain falls on Red Kettle due to funding cuts
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The board said in its statement yesterday that the company was “much loved by the people of its native Waterford for nearly 30 years and was also a leading force in Irish theatre”.
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Poetry in motion - Independent.ie

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THE third annual Fermoy International Poetry Festival which was held over the August bank holiday weekend surpassed all expectations.
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What Happened Bridgie Cleary - Trailer - YouTube

Footage from our Irish Times Theatre Award nominated production of What Happened Bridgie Cleary by Tom MacIntyre. Starring Best Actress nominee Joanne Ryan, ...
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The Dog by Joseph O'Neill review high-life high comedy

The Dog by Joseph O'Neill review high-life high comedy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This story of servitude and solitude among Dubai's super-rich has dazzling moments Continue reading...
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Carl Köhler's funky take on famous authors including James Joyce

Carl Köhler's funky take on famous authors including James Joyce | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Swedish artist Carl Köhler (1919-2006) liked to make portraits of authors and artists. A collection of digital prints of his author portraits is on display now at the Houston Public Library.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - review

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
'Dorian Gray is young, rich and jaw-droppingly handsome - what more could he want?' Continue reading...
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DÓNAL MCLAUGHLIN INTERVIEW

DÓNAL MCLAUGHLIN INTERVIEW | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  To celebrate the publication of beheading the virgin mary, and other stories (Dalkey Archive Press), I welcome Dónal McLaughlin to the blog today for a chat about writing in general and short stories in particular.Author Dónal McLaughlin Dónal...
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My Mother-City — Poetry and Prose with Gerald Dawe — 22 August

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My Mother-City
Poetry and Prose with Gerald Dawe
 
Gerald Dawe, poet, essayist and Professor of English at Trinity College Dublin, in discussion with Damian Smyth, fellow-poet and director of literature at the Arts Council for Northern
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Conor McPherson's PORT AUTHORITY to Open Irish Rep's 2014-15 Theatre ... - Broadway World

Conor McPherson's PORT AUTHORITY to Open Irish Rep's 2014-15 Theatre ... - Broadway World | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Conor McPherson's PORT AUTHORITY to Open Irish Rep's 2014-15 Theatre ...
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Dramas by Conor McPherson and Hugh Leonard Set for Irish Repertory Theatre ... - TheaterMania.com

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Dramas by Conor McPherson and Hugh Leonard Set for Irish Repertory Theatre ...
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Listen to Eavan Boland read The Lost Art of Letter Writing - The New Yorker

Listen to Eavan Boland read The Lost Art of Letter Writing - The New Yorker | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poetry by Eavan Boland: “The ratio of daylight to handwriting / Was the same as lacemaking to eyesight.”
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Where fiction and finance make easy bedfellows - Irish Independent

Where fiction and finance make easy bedfellows - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Where fiction and finance make easy bedfellows Irish Independent He has concerns though, over the competition from "these free tours out there that aren't charging anything"; so they are currently testing the market with the new offering one day...
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Waterford's Red Kettle Theatre Co goes into liquidation - Irish Times

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Waterford's Red Kettle Theatre Co goes into liquidation
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Red Kettle toured extensively throughout Ireland as well as performing in New York, London and Edinburgh.
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Irish Book Review: The Undertaking by Audrey Magee

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The Undertaking by Audrey Magee is a highly anticipated debut novel by an Irish journalist about a German couple who marry, sight unseen, during WWII. Right off the bat I should say that I am fasci...
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Eimear McBride and the new modernism Edinburgh books podcast

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Does contemporary fiction need to be modern? We discuss the delights of difficulty with Baileys prize-winning novelist Eimear McBride and the critic Stuart Kelly Continue reading...
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Theatre company 
faces final curtain - Red Kettle Theatre Company

THE award-winning Red Kettle Theatre Company, which was founded in Waterford almost 30 years ago, is to go into liquidation.
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The reincarnation of Joyce in the writings of Edna O'Brien - The Clare People

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The reincarnation of Joyce in the writings of Edna O'Brien
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“I think exile brings about a sort of fearlessness [in writers], and along with that comes a sort of fierceness in the work.
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