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PANK Blog / In Conversation with Nuala Ní Chonchúir

PANK Blog / In Conversation with Nuala Ní Chonchúir | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Irish writer Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s fourth short story collection Mother America has just been published by New Island: “In Mother America and other stories mothers tattoo their children and abduct them; they act as surrogates and they use charms to cure childhood illnesses. The story ‘Letters’ sees an Irish mother cling to love of her son, though he abandoned her in New York, where loneliness is alleviated only by letters she cannot read. In ‘Queen of Tattoo’, Lydia, the tattooed lady from the Groucho Marx song, tries to understand why her son is a bad man.

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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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2012 DruidMurphy Plays by Tom Murphy - Trailer of all Three Plays - YouTube

Druid in a co-production with Quinnipiac University Connecticut, NUI Galway, Lincoln Center Festival and Galway Arts Festival presents DRUIDMURPHY - PLAYS BY...
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Poem of the Week: “Nouns and Verbs” Vona Groarke

Poem of the Week: “Nouns and Verbs” Vona Groarke | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
One thing we love here at the Press is words—both in Irish and English. Vona Groarke’s “Nouns and Verbs” celebrates the love of choosing just the right word.
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Marlene Dumas: Colm Tóibín finds stark beauty in the South African-born painter’s dreamlike image

Marlene Dumas: Colm Tóibín finds stark beauty in the South African-born painter’s dreamlike image | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Shortlist announced: Poetry Now - for best single volume by Irish poet

Shortlist announced: Poetry Now - for best single volume by Irish poet | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The five shortlisted writers for the award being given on March 21st have strong track records
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Shortlist announced for Ireland’s best loved poem

Shortlist announced for Ireland’s best loved poem | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Kavanagh, Yeats and Heaney among contenders in A Poem for Ireland project
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Hugh McFadden's curator insight, Today, 4:30 PM

The winner has to be Patrick Kavanagh's poem 

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Anne Enright will be Ireland's first Laureate - Telegraph

Anne Enright will be Ireland's first Laureate - Telegraph | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The author of Man Booker Prize winner The Gathering has been named as the first Irish Laureate for Fiction at ceremony in Dublin
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BBC: Enright made first Irish Laureate

BBC: Enright made first Irish Laureate | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Booker winner Anne Enright is appointed the first Laureate for Irish Fiction at a ceremony in Dublin.
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RTE: Anne Enright named Laureate for Irish Fiction

RTE: Anne Enright named Laureate for Irish Fiction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced that novelist Anne Enright has been selected as the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction and will begin her three-year term this month.
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Anne Enright named as first Laureate for Irish Fiction

Anne Enright named as first Laureate for Irish Fiction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Booker prizewinner was ‘unanimous choice’ of the international panel for the €50,000 per year position
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Michael Longley's creative genius earns poet keys to his native city -

Michael Longley, the award-winning Belfast poet is to be offered the freedom of his home city, it can be revealed.
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One Thousand Things Worth Knowing by Paul Muldoon - book review: Sombre ... - The Independent

One Thousand Things Worth Knowing by Paul Muldoon - book review: Sombre ... - The Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Paul Muldoon's new collection is a stylish volume. Its elegant layout echoes almost subliminally what we have come to expect from this master of the trickster elements within language.
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Billy Ramsell – The Christy Ring of Irish Poetry

Billy Ramsell – The Christy Ring of Irish Poetry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Bogman’s Cannon is delighted to hear that Most Humble Corkman Billy Ramsell has been appointed Guest Editor of The Stinging Fly.
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‘Warning Shots’ and other poems by Geraldine Mitchell

‘Warning Shots’ and other poems by Geraldine Mitchell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Warning Shots
 
When you live on the edge
of an ocean, you cannot pretend
you did not see it coming.
 
The leaves are still, birds
chatter, the sea is a sheet
of steel.
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Meet Emerging Playwright Fiona Doyle

Meet Emerging Playwright Fiona Doyle | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fiona Doyle
There are a number of avenues to launching your career as a creative writer but as many writers will testify – a very successful route is to win a creative writing competition.
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Watch! What is your most-loved Irish poem? - RTE.ie

Watch! What is your most-loved Irish poem? - RTE.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish public are one step closer to finding out what the nation's most-loved poem is with five of the ten shortlisted poems being revealed on The John Murray Show this morning. Watch our interview with Anne Doyle and Damien Dempsey here.
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Anne Enright: How the world reads Irish writers

Anne Enright: How the world reads Irish writers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The newly appointed Laureate for Irish Fiction considers the reach of Irish books abroad – and what gets lost in translation
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When Irish was still the greatest little language in the world

When Irish was still the greatest little language in the world | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Reports of the terminal decline of Irish in the nineteenth century were greatly exaggerated, argues the author of a new study
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Video:Panellists for The Laureate for Irish Fiction Discuss Anne Enright

On 29 January 2015, Anne Enright was announced as the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. To find out more about the Laureate…
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Reading with Ireland’s first Laureate for Irish Fiction, Anne Enright : Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

Reading with Ireland’s first Laureate for Irish Fiction, Anne Enright : Charlie Byrne's Bookshop | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Anne Enright named Laureate for Irish Fiction - Independent.ie

Anne Enright named Laureate for Irish Fiction - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Booker prize winner Anne Enright was "honoured, delighted and slightly intimidated" to be named the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction.
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The Guardian: Anne Enright announced as Ireland’s first fiction laureate

The Guardian: Anne Enright announced as Ireland’s first fiction laureate | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Arts Council of Ireland unanimously choose the author from 34 candidates as the public face of Irish fiction, writes Blake Morrison
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Julian Gough in Singapore - Queen Mob's Tea House

Julian Gough in Singapore - Queen Mob's Tea House | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  Julian Gough in Singapore by Pavan Mano Eve of All Hallows’ Eve. Blixa Bargeld’s …
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Údar mórtais-Tá Gradam PEN le bronnadh ar bhean de na scríbhneoirí is cumasaí dár gcuid

Údar mórtais-Tá Gradam PEN le bronnadh ar bhean de na scríbhneoirí is cumasaí dár gcuid | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tá Gradam PEN le bronnadh ar bhean de na scríbhneoirí is cumasaí dár gcuid
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