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'DruidMurphy' brings Irish playwright Tom Murphy to New York

'DruidMurphy' brings Irish playwright Tom Murphy to New York | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This just in: The Irish really know their way around telling a story.

Yet despite America's eagerness to embrace Irish culture for one Guinness-addled day every March, few are familiar with many of the island's titans of the written word beyond an ambitiously purchased copy of "Ulysses," a tear-stained "Angela's Ashes" or perhaps stumbling through the Pogues' "Fairytale of New York" during the holidays.

Consider celebrated Irish playwright Tom Murphy, whose name falls below the radar in mainstream American pop culture.
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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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The Spire ten years on - by Pat Boran

Pat Boran reading his poem "The Spire ten years on" in the UCD Library Special Collections reading room. This poem is part of the anthology "If Ever You Go: ...
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'Now God is dead, novelists have acquired a priestly function.'-Carlo Gébler

'Now God is dead, novelists have acquired a priestly function.'-Carlo Gébler | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On Tuesday 23 June 2015, Carlo Gébler launched Here’s Me Here, Further Reflections of a Lapsed Protestant – a collection of writings by Glenn Patterson (publish
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Gate Theatre A Month in the Country by Ivan Turgenev in a version by Brian Friel

Gate Theatre A Month in the Country by Ivan Turgenev in a version by Brian Friel | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Digital scholarship center maps connections between Belfast poets - Emory News Center

Digital scholarship center maps connections between Belfast poets - Emory News Center | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A new website called Belfast Group Poetry Networks will make it easier to understand the connections between Irish writers, particularly members of the mid-1960s Belfast Group, using open-source software created by the Emory Center for Digital...
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Plaque in memory of Frank McCourt outside Limerick pub - Limerick Leader

Plaque in memory of Frank McCourt outside Limerick pub - Limerick Leader | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
AS the sixth anniversary of his death approaches a plaque will be unveiled in honour of the Pulitzer Prize winning author Frank McCourt outside a pub where he famously drank his first pint.
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Canadian Stage bringing Lisa Dwan’s Beckett Trilogy to Toronto

The Irish actress’s performance of three short works by Samuel Beckett – Not I, Footfalls and Rockaby – has been praised to the roof by critics in London and New York
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The six authors in the mix for Frank O’Connor award

The six authors in the mix for Frank O’Connor award | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On Wednesday a winner will be announced for the most lucrative short-story prize in the world
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Ireland Literature Exchange (ILE) | :::::Writer Residency Opportunity in Berlin::::

Ireland Literature Exchange is the national organisation for the international promotion of Irish literature, in English and Irish.
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And the winner of the 2015 Glastonbury Poetry Slam is... Rory Jones

And the winner of the 2015 Glastonbury Poetry Slam is... Rory Jones | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Rory Jones!!!!!! who wins not only a beautiful golden unicorn but a spot to perform at next year's Glastonbury!!! Massive thanks to our hosts, Varjack and Simpson. Our sacrificial poet and last yea...
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What do you love about you life, Vincent Woods?

Fionn interviews Vincent Woods, an Irish poet and playwright. He currently hosts The Arts Show on RTÉ Radio 1. His poetry collections include The Colour of ...
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James Joyce and Company: Sylvia Beach's Literary Table

James Joyce and Company: Sylvia Beach's Literary Table | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Awkwardness abounded during an encounter involving James Joyce and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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BBC HARDtalk - Colm Tóibín - Author (28/5/15) - YouTube

Stephen Sackur speaks to an Irish writer whose intense, lyrical novels have won him awards, acclaim and millions of readers around the world. Colm Tóibín isn...
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Russian government blocks play on Oscar Wilde trials

Russian government blocks play on Oscar Wilde trials | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Russian government has blocked a play based on the Oscar Wilde trials that was to have been staged at a Moscow theater in October.
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E Y E W E A R: ANNOUNCING THE EYEWEAR BEST NEW BRITISH & IRISH POETS SERIES AND COMPETITION

E Y E W E A R: ANNOUNCING THE EYEWEAR BEST NEW BRITISH & IRISH POETS SERIES AND COMPETITION | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Emory Centre for Digital Scholarship-The Belfast Group connected a new generation of poets and writers from Northern Ireland

Emory Centre for Digital Scholarship-The Belfast Group connected a new generation of poets and writers from Northern Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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The Weir by Conor McPherson. An Irish Repertory Theatre production at DR2

In a remote country pub in Ireland, newcomer Valerie arrives and becomes spellbound by an evening of ghostly stories told by the local bachelors who drink ...
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Story telling and Poetry night at 'An Teach Baeg', Clonakilty, Ireland.

A night of Irish Storytelling & Poetry at 'An Teach Baeg', O'Donovan's Hotel, Cloch na gCoillte, West Cork, Ireland. Life is good ....
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Mixed results for first editions of James Joyce’s Ulysses - Portrait of the Artist goes for £40,000 and Poems by WB Yeats sells for £9,000

Mixed results for first editions of James Joyce’s Ulysses - Portrait of the Artist goes for £40,000 and Poems by WB Yeats sells for £9,000 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Portrait of the Artist goes for £40,000 and Poems by WB Yeats sells for £9,000
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Jack Harte: Homage to Myles - Writer's Arse

Jack Harte: Homage to Myles - Writer's Arse | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  The Writer had us all in a quandary when he came into the pub last night. He looked like a cat that had eaten ten mice for the dinner. Out of his pocket he took a piece of plastic, smoothed ...
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President Higgins' speech at the John Hewitt International Summer School

President Higgins' speech at the John Hewitt International Summer School | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Hewitt's lifelong work was to understand himself and his place – his identity, his culture, his region, to achieve an understanding of the self & the world.
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Bernard O'Donoghue reviews John McAuliffe's latest collection, The Way In

Bernard O'Donoghue reviews John McAuliffe's latest collection, The Way In | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poetry review: The Way In
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Damian Smyth on John Hewitt - The John Hewitt Society

Damian Smyth on John Hewitt - The John Hewitt Society | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
'He is obsessed by the marking down of detail which cumulates into an historical narrative the scope and impetus of which has no parallel in these islands.'
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