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Colm Tóibín: you have to be a terrible monster to write - Telegraph

Colm Tóibín: you have to be a terrible monster to write - Telegraph | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
With a mind as formidable as his features, Colm Tóibín is now firmly a part of Ireland’s literary landscape. It’s both a blessing and a curse.

 

‘Listen,” Colm Tóibín says. I listen, though there is nothing to hear. “And it gets even quieter at night,” he adds, “because nearly all the properties around here are used as offices.” We are standing in the upstairs study of his four-storey Georgian house in Dublin, the place where he does his writing in a hard-backed rattan chair, at night.

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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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Now I am a Tower of Darkness and Other Poems by Freda Laughton

Now I am a Tower of Darkness  and Other Poems by Freda Laughton | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Now I am a Tower of Darkness   As a Child I knew How, beyond the lamp's circuit, Lay the shadow of the shadow Of this darkness,   Waiting with an arctic kiss In the well of the staircase, Ready to ...
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Colm Tóibín Explores His Irish Hometown in 'Nora Webster' - Wall Street Journal

Colm Tóibín Explores His Irish Hometown in 'Nora Webster' - Wall Street Journal | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal Colm Tóibín Explores His Irish Hometown in 'Nora Webster' Wall Street Journal "Nora Webster" isn't autobiographical, but rather a combination of fiction and "other things that are absolutely down to the smallest detail what...
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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
'rather than see his beauty fade over the years, trades his soul for eternal youth. While it's more effective than any anti-aging cosmetic, it holds a dangerous path' Continue reading...
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Martin McDonagh to be honoured in Siberian Festival - The Irish Film Television Network

Martin McDonagh to be honoured in Siberian Festival - The Irish Film Television Network | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Martin McDonagh to be honoured in Siberian Festival The Irish Film Television Network “There have been more than 120 stagings of plays by the Irish playwright in Russia by now,” he continued, “but we are the only theatre in the world that has...
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Chris Joyce Interview

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Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, "In Memoriam Seamus Heaney" (As part of the Keough-Naughton Institute of Irish Studies Inaugural Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, "In Memoriam Seamus Heaney" (As part of the Keough-Naughton Institute of Irish Studies Inaugural Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture)
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Emerging Writer: Her Father's Daughter – Nessa O'Mahony's third collection of poetry

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Classic Irish Writers - Irish Independent | Iri...

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Classic Irish Writers Irish Independent In this supplement, we explore their lives and works and take a wider look at the writers who feature in the new Leaving Certificate syllabus for 2015 and 2016, including O'Casey, Maeve Binchy, WB Yeats and...
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On my radar: Colm Tóibíns cultural highlights

On my radar: Colm Tóibíns cultural highlights | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish novelist on art inspired by the sea, unusual operas, the joys of simple food and the lure of BroadwayWriter Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford and graduated from University College Dublin in 1975.
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Artists expected to toe the official line - Irish Independent

Artists expected to toe the official line - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Artists expected to toe the official line
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The honour, after all, "will be used to promote Irish literature nationally and internationally".
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A fresh spotlight on Irish language theatre

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Is there a future beyond the local community for plays in Irish?
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Docklands community to mark 50th anniversary of death of Sean O’Casey

Docklands community to mark 50th anniversary of death of Sean O’Casey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
PRESS RELEASE Culture night performances and unveiling of important local plaque This Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sean O’Casey. He died on 18th September 1964 in Devon, aged...
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Tara West: My Top Ten Places to Write

Tara West: My Top Ten Places to Write | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tara’s West’s first novel, Fodder, was published by Blackstaff Press to widespread critical acclaim and established her reputation as a fresh and original new Irish writer. Her most recent novel, Poets Are Eaten as a Delicacy in Japan, was published in 2013 by Liberties Press. Tara appears regularly at literary and cultural festivals, including the Belfast Book Festival, the West Belfast Festival, the Aspects Literary Festival and Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. She has an MA in Creative Writin
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Unpublished photo of young Oscar Wilde comes to light

Unpublished photo of young Oscar Wilde comes to light | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Album containing photograph set to fetch up to €8,000 at auction in October
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Yes, But Are we Enemies? With Ailbhe Darcy, Billy... - Patrick Coyle

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Yes, But Are we Enemies?
With Ailbhe Darcy, Billy Ramsell, Christodoulos Makris, Patrick Coyle, Sam Riviere and SJ Fowler. With specially-commissioned collaborations between poets from each... (Yes, But Are we Enemies?
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İstanbul theater's Kurdish rendition of Beckett play to premiere in Tbilisi - Cihan News Agency

İstanbul theater's Kurdish rendition of Beckett play to premiere in Tbilisi - Cihan News Agency | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
İstanbul theater's Kurdish rendition of Beckett play to premiere in Tbilisi Cihan News Agency İstanbul-based bilingual theater company tiyARTro will perform Irish playwright Samuel Beckett's one-act 1958 play “Krapp's Last Tape” for the first time...
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Plans to have Thoor Ballylee back in business for Yeats’ anniversary - Galway news

Plans to have Thoor Ballylee back in business for Yeats’ anniversary - Galway news | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
One of William Butler Yeats’ most famous quotes captured the pessimistic outlook of a nation.

“Being Irish,” said Yeats, “he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through tem
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Poetry Ireland | All-Ireland Poetry Day

All Ireland Poetry Day is now in its 6th year and we hope this year will be the strongest and most comprehensive celebration of poetry and poets alike.

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Story from Forensic Songs by Mike McCormack | Soho Press

Story from Forensic Songs by Mike McCormack | Soho Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Soho Press is an independent book publisher located in New York City.
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Irish Boston History & Heritage: William Butler Yeats Speaks in Boston about Ireland's National Theater on September 28, 1911

Irish Boston History & Heritage: William Butler Yeats Speaks in Boston about Ireland's National Theater on September 28, 1911 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
RT @TheBostonIrish: Irish poet W.B. Yeats spoke in Boston on 9/28/1911
http://t.co/jjmNTrLs1n @IfestBoston @irishamerica @IrelandBoston ht…
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Hennessy Literary Awards for New Irish Writing: How to enter

Hennessy Literary Awards for New Irish Writing: How to enter | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
New Irish Writing, edited by Ciaran Carty, is published in the Irish Independent on the last Saturday of every month and is open to writers who are Irish or are resident in Ireland.
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A Girl is A Half-formed Thing – Dublin Theatre Festival Review

A Girl is A Half-formed Thing – Dublin Theatre Festival Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A young woman walks to the centre of the stage in darkness. As the lights slowly rise, you realise she is wearing only pyjama bottoms and a t-shirt. She stands on the raised stage with a strong light from one side.
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Hennessy New Irish Writing: Home by Nathan O'Donnell - Irish Independent

Hennessy New Irish Writing: Home by Nathan O'Donnell - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Hennessy New Irish Writing: Home by Nathan O'Donnell
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He was runner-up in last year's competition.
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John McAuliffe - The Verb Presented by Ian McMillan

John McAuliffe - The Verb Presented by Ian McMillan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Verb, words and performance with poet Ian McMillan : language at its most creative interviews, discussions,...
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50th Anniversary: Tributes on Death of Sean O'Casey 1964 - RTÉ Archives

50th Anniversary: Tributes on Death of Sean O'Casey 1964 - RTÉ Archives | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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