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Irish Boy Hugo Grundy Wins the Betjeman Poetry Competition

Irish Boy Hugo Grundy Wins the Betjeman Poetry Competition | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Hugo Grundy, an Irish boy who lives in England, has won the Betjeman Poetry Competition. Actor Richard E Grant awarded the 10 year old his prize in a ceremony held at St Pancras International on National Poetry Day on Thursday.

 

I first heard of Hugo when he and his brother Dualtagh were joint first prize winners in the Ted Hughes Young Poets' Award, adjudicated by Andrew Motion, in 2008.

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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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Eavan Boland: Inside History review: honoured but misunderstood?

Eavan Boland: Inside History review: honoured but misunderstood? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Enda Longley on how critics might have better unpicked the Irish poet’s work in this collection of essays
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The spoken word, a writer's life, and music

The spoken word, a writer's life, and music | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
LIMERICK Writers’ Centre presents another performance night at Belltable, featuring writers Donal Ryan, Julian Gough and Michael Durack. Their prose and poetry will be accompanied by Austin Durack on guitar. Book a seat for Thursday January 26 at 8pm. Being from Tipperary is the connective tissue between these artists, each of them with strong links …
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Ideas of war, riot and murder-Jaki McCarrick

Ideas of war, riot and murder-Jaki McCarrick | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It was a single scene in the play Saved by Edward Bond that brought its author “fame, blame, infamy, censorship” (in David Tuaillon’s words): a scene in which a baby is stoned to death. For that reason alone, Saved was banned by the Lord Chamberlain’s office. When the Royal Court in London staged it privately in 1965, they were prosecuted (on a technicality) and found guilty (but let off with a conditional discharge). The next time the Royal Court (again, privately) staged a Bond play – Early Morning, in 1968, in which Queen Victoria kills Prince Albert and rapes Florence Nightingale – Bond became the last playwright to have a work given an outright ban under legislation that was to be repealed later that year.
Regularly hailed as Britain’s greatest living playwright, Bond has written fifty-two plays since Saved: the majority have been premiered in France. Saved is a…
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12NOW Poets at Purely Poetry, 130117

12NOW Poets at Purely Poetry, 130117 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
12NOW Poets Matthew Rice, Tory Campbell and Peter Adair recently read at the Purely Poetry event at Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, on 13th January, 2017. Listen back to each of their readings below…
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The Coast Road by Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh review: A bilingual feast

The Coast Road by Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh review: A bilingual feast | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Her translators echo the wit and playfulness of the Irish-language poet’s originals
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Michael Nicholson: Famine novel changed my mind on England’s guilt

Michael Nicholson: Famine novel changed my mind on England’s guilt | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Britain’s most decorated reporter set out to write a Famine novel to restore England’s reputation but the facts confounded him. He tells how Trevelyan earned his scorn
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Rapping as Gaeilge about priests, hunger, emigration and alcohol abuse

Rapping as Gaeilge about priests, hunger, emigration and alcohol abuse | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Beatha Dhónaill Dhuibh’ heralds arrival of a new voice breathing new life into writing in Irish
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WLR FM | On Air | On The Fringe with Mary O'Neill | The Waterford women behind Storyhouse Ireland tell of an upcoming writing course

WLR FM | On Air | On The Fringe with Mary O'Neill | The Waterford women behind Storyhouse Ireland tell of an upcoming writing course | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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‘Limerick witnessing a revolution in how it perceives itself’ -Colum McCann 

‘Limerick witnessing a revolution in how it perceives itself’ -Colum McCann  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
limerick news
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Meet the new faces of fiction for 2017-with some Irish Writers

Meet the new faces of fiction for 2017-with some Irish Writers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A fortysomething who is still ‘pinching herself’ at starting a publishers’ bidding war. A woman who fell under the spell of witches. And a film critic with widescreen ambitions: these are some of the stories behind our pick of 2017’s debut novelists
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Introducing The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry, Volume IV %%

Introducing The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry, Volume IV %% | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We are happy to announce that we’ll be publishing the next volume of The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry in February. This series brings lesser-known Irish voices to an American audience. In this fourth volume, editor David Wheatley, himself an established poet and critic, has selected poetry by Trevor Joyce, Aidan Mathews, Peter McDonald, Ailbh
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Black diamonds of pessimism-David Wheatley

Black diamonds of pessimism-David Wheatley | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As a rule, Beckett was a compartmentalizer. When Alan Schneider was killed crossing the road to post a letter to Beckett, he wrote a letter of condolence
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Trocaire and Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition | Poetry Ireland

Trocaire and Poetry Ireland Poetry Competition | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Entries for this poetry competition are invited from both published and emerging poets, in English and Irish, with special categories for younger entrants and a Spoken Word category for performance poetry.
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Costa Short Story Award Finalists Include Billy O'Callaghan

Costa Short Story Award Finalists Include Billy O'Callaghan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In 2012 we launched the Costa Short Story Award, voted for by the public to honour the best short story writers in the UK and Ireland.
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War of words as library books contracts go outside Ireland

War of words as   library books contracts go outside Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish booksellers set to lose €14m as overseas suppliers win 60% of €6m public tender
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The Journey of The Playboy goes online

The Journey of The Playboy goes online | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Digital exhibition exploring JM Synge’s celebrated play marks 110th anniversary of Abbey riot
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Author Colm Toibin advises Sydney Theatre Company to 'you need to look after your actress'

Author Colm Toibin advises Sydney Theatre Company to 'you need to look after your actress' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Author Colm Toibin has words of advice for the Sydney Theatre Company: "You need to look after your actress."
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The Art of Intellectual Curation: Mike McCormack's Solar Bones -

The Art of Intellectual Curation: Mike McCormack's Solar Bones - | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For those of us who got word of the book from farther afield, the quiet success of Solar Bones also helps us look closely at the resurgent interest in independent literary publishing. The novel has been widely praised as the sort of achieved work that only a boutique outlet like Dublin’s Tramp Press, in this case, would nurture and promote. But what is it that gives a book like Solar Bones its vanguard bona fides, aside from an obvious measure of formal risk-taking?

Jeanne-Marie Jackson reviews Solar Bones by Mike McCormack.
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‘Most writers don’t actually have what you could call careers’

‘Most writers don’t actually have what you could call careers’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writing Lives: Most of us don’t really progress from being young writers with one set of support needs to professional writers with different needs
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An interview with Colm Tóibín - Asymptote

An interview with Colm Tóibín - Asymptote | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“The sight of the waves miles out, their dutiful and frenetic solitude, their dull indifference to their fate,” the Irish novelist Colm Tóibín writes in his catalogue essay on the hyperrealist graphite drawings of Latvian-American artist Vija Celmins for a 2006 retrospectiv
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Geomantic review: Paula Meehan’s tightly woven new work packs a punch, but can leave us wanting more

Geomantic review: Paula Meehan’s tightly woven new work packs a punch, but can leave us wanting more | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Paula Meehan’s tightly woven new work packs a punch, but can leave us wanting more
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