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A sporting chance for Beckett fans

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The writer would have been amused by the ‘Bend it Like Beckett’ section of an upcoming festival in his honour in Enniskillen, writes GERRY MORIARTY.  PROF JAMES Knowlson, the friend and authorised biographer of Samuel Beckett, was careful when he came calling on the writer. “For instance I learned never to make an appointment with him on Saturday afternoons when the international rugby games were on, particularly when Ireland and France were playing,” he says.

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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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Gems in the Slushpile: As An Nua Interviews Sarah Goff Davis and Lisa Coen, Tramp Press.

Gems in the Slushpile: As An Nua Interviews Sarah Goff Davis and Lisa Coen, Tramp Press. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Siún Ní Dhuinn interviews Sarah Davis-Goff and Lisa Coen, founders of Independent Irish Publishing House, Tramp Press.
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Arena: "Procedure" by Fred Johnston

Arena: "Procedure" by Fred Johnston | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fred Johnston reads his poem “Procedure”, which features in "Even The Daybreak", an anthology celebrating 35 years of Salmon Poetry
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Fred Johnston – Welcome

Fred Johnston – Welcome | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fred Johnston  is an Irish poet, novelist, literary critic and musician. He is the founder and current director of the Western Writers' Centre in Galway. He co-founded the Irish Writers' Co-operative in 1974, and founded Galway's annual Cúirt International Festival of Literature in 1986. His Recent work has appeared in The Spectator, The New Statesman,…
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How Irish culture got sucked in by the bog

How Irish culture got sucked in by the bog | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Barrie Cooke, Seamus Heaney, Patrick McCabe, Marina Carr . . . Ireland's soggy realms have inspired great art for generations
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Recommended Reading: Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett

Recommended Reading: Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Claire-Louise Bennett's Pond* is the most unusual book I've read in years. It's not quite a novel in the sense that we're used to thinking about novels (with a plot or a trajectory, even), but neither is it a collection of short stories; nor is it prose poetry (though it makes the ordinary somehow unreal, a…
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Application under way for new €10m literary centre

Application under way for new €10m literary centre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A planning application is due to be lodged for a new €10m international literary centre in the heart of Dublin.
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Debut Novel by Eileen Battersby TETHMARKS ON MY TONGUE   Kirkus Reviews

Debut Novel by Eileen Battersby TETHMARKS ON MY TONGUE   Kirkus Reviews | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Competitive rider, aspiring physicist, brilliant and pertinacious teenager: Helen Stockton Defoe takes her place among literature's unforgettable deadpan narrators like Meursault and Oskar Matzerath.
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Search for The Writing.ie Short Story of the Year 2016 Launched!

Search for The Writing.ie Short Story of the Year 2016 Launched! | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writing.ie is delighted to announce that we are sponsoring the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards Writing.ie Short Story of the Year Award again this year.
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Beyond the Silence by Julieann Campbell review: women’s voices on the Troubles

Beyond the Silence by Julieann Campbell review: women’s voices on the Troubles | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Untold stories are reclaimed through the powerful testimony of wives, mothers, sisters
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Gabriel Fitzmaurice: Listowel Writers’ Week helped make a poet out of me

Gabriel Fitzmaurice: Listowel Writers’ Week helped make a poet out of me | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As his 13th book of poetry for children is launched today at Listowel Writers’ Week, the poet reflects on how his involvement with the festival inspired his own creativity
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Podcast: James Joyce (with Vincent O’Neill)

Podcast: James Joyce (with Vincent O’Neill) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 57:05 — 39.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS | More Related
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Irish Writing - Irish Author Susan Lanigan: Why It’s Too Soon to...

Irish Writing - Irish Author Susan Lanigan: Why It’s Too Soon to... | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Author Susan Lanigan: Why It’s Too Soon to Celebrate Irish Women WritersAuthor interviews can be tricky. Being a writer is a tough gig, with not a lot of time and money left over fo
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In Profile: Seamus Cashman, Poet | The Attic Sessions

In Profile: Seamus Cashman, Poet | The Attic Sessions | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In the first of our profile films about Irish writers, poet Seamus Cashman reads from his long poem The Sistine Gaze.
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Annual Seamus Heaney Lecture: Declan Kiberd on "Modernism in the Streets: Joyce, Pearse and Stephens in 1916" // Events // Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies // University of Notre Dame

Annual Seamus Heaney Lecture: Declan Kiberd on "Modernism in the Streets: Joyce, Pearse and Stephens in 1916" // Events // Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies // University of Notre Dame | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish, Irish Studies, Ireland, Keough, Keough-Naughton Institute, Naughton, Field Day Review, Dublin Program, Why Irish Conference, undergraduate, graduate, NEH Fellowships
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A selection of Samuel Beckett’s Texts For Nothing
Conceived and performed by Lisa Dwan

A selection of Samuel Beckett’s Texts For Nothing<br/>Conceived and performed by Lisa Dwan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A selection of Samuel Beckett’s Texts For Nothing
Conceived and performed by Lisa Dwan
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A Shared Wonder of Light -John Kinsella and John D'Alton

A Shared Wonder of Light -John Kinsella and John D'Alton | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
West Cork's daily online Newspaper. The latest news, reviews and information from West Cork, Ireland.
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Solar Bones by Mike McCormack review – an extraordinary hymn to small-town Ireland

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack review – an extraordinary hymn to small-town Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
One family man’s Day of the Dead in County Mayo after the boom and bust
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Watch Ireland The Power of the Poets-Featuring interviews with Irish poets Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon and Eavan Boland

Featuring interviews with Irish poets Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon and Eavan Boland, this documentary tells the story of how poetry has played an important ...
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Joanna Walsh in conversation | Irish Times Book Club

Joanna Walsh in conversation | Irish Times Book Club | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Author of Vertigo published by Tramp Press, Joanna Walsh joins Laura Slattery & the Irish Times Book Club on 23 June at the Irish Writers Centre
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The Guardian:Anne Enright declared favourite to win Baileys prize

The Guardian:Anne Enright declared favourite to win Baileys prize | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Green Road calculated as 5/2 bet to take prestigious women’s prize for fiction
Fresh from winning the Irish novel of the year award, Anne Enright has been declared the favourite to take this year’s Baileys women’s prize for fiction.
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