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Red Line Book Festival

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Taking place until November 17th, The Red Line Book Festival fringe events kicked off with a sugar rush start with The Great Red Line Book Bake-off with so many wonderful entries to get your mouth watering! We also took to the streets of Tallaght with poet Stephen James Smith, who recited poetry to unsuspecting audiences in odd places!

 

Book your tickets now for some fantastic upcoming events including Crime Night, Readers Day, TEDxTallaght, Catherine Fulvio, Lisa Fitzpatrick, Three Voices with Eileen Casey, Louise Phillips & Colm Keegan & many more..take a browse through our programme to find an event that you will love - there's something for everyone!

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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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Congratulations, Gerard. That's great.
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Ellen Fitzsimon: Irish Woman Poet

Ellen Fitzsimon: Irish Woman Poet | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ellen Fitzsimon (1805 - 1883) was born Ellen Bridget O'Connell, the third child and first daughter of the famous Daniel O'Connell. Her poems were published in the Irish Monthly, The Nation and The ...
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The Undertaking review Audrey Magee's German wartime love story is 'authentic, relevant and powerful'

The Undertaking review Audrey Magee's German wartime love story is 'authentic, relevant and powerful' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Audrey Magee's spare and resonant tale finds ordinary, flawed Germans swept up in the horrors of Nazi Germany Continue reading...
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Margaret Martin - Patrick Kavanagh stands as a monument to nobility

Margaret Martin - Patrick Kavanagh stands as a monument to nobility | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Margaret Martin has acted in and directed plays and musicals throughout Ireland. She graduated with an MA in Modern Theatre Studies in The National University of Ireland Dublin. Margaret is a Publi...
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New Titles from Gallery– October 2014

New Titles from Gallery– October 2014 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
 
October sees the publication of three new titles from The Gallery Press.
 
Mickey Finn’s Air by Gerald Dawe
Gerald Dawe’s plain style belies the art involved in his record of a pilgrim’s progress from the ’60s and ’70s to the present.
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Thinking about Northern Irish Fiction

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Thinking about Northern Irish Fiction This week, Dr Caroline Magennis explores the politicised criticism of Northern Irish fiction and argues that more nuanced comparative studies are needed. Tweet...
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Battles of the Boyne: making peace with history - Independent.ie

Battles of the Boyne: making peace with history - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Boyne is one of the best selling Irish authors of all time but he has a love-hate relationship with past glory. He talks with Donal Lynch about growing up, getting hitched and his
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Beckett’s Irish women finally have a distinctly Irish voice

Beckett’s Irish women finally have a distinctly Irish voice | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lisa Dwan gives astonishing performances of ‘Not I’, ‘Footfalls’ and ‘Rockaby’
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Mixed reaction from writers over death of intractable icon Ian Paisley- Irish Times

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Mixed reaction from writers over death of intractable icon
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There was a strong, though mixed, reaction yesterday to the news of Ian Paisley's death from the arts community.
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Joseph O'Neill's The Dog offers a scathing critique of social inequities - The Australian

Joseph O'Neill's The Dog offers a scathing critique of social inequities - The Australian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Joseph O'Neill's The Dog offers a scathing critique of social inequities
The Australian
What does it mean to be fully alive?
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New Fiction: Loneliness and the Irish short story

New Fiction: Loneliness and the Irish short story | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Martin Malone’s latest collection tackles difficult subjects, with mixed results (New Fiction: Loneliness and the Irish short story http://t.co/1o4Jll7c1O)...
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Sinéad Morrissey wins ‘Irish Times’ Poetry Now award for the second time

Sinéad Morrissey wins ‘Irish Times’ Poetry Now award for the second time | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Belfast poet wins accolade for second time for her collection ‘Parallax’
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Poem of the Week: "Elegy for Minor Poets" by Louis MacNeice

Poem of the Week: "Elegy for Minor Poets" by Louis MacNeice | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Today, we celebrate Irish poet Louis MacNeice's birthday. Although he passed in 1963, MacNeice would have been 107 this year! His poetry is still widely loved and appreciated around the world. Whil...
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Merridy Cox Bradley's curator insight, September 14, 11:36 AM

Looking forward to publication of "The Literary Connection, Book I" from IOWI publishers, coming out in October 2014.

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'The patron saint of the insane': The Northern Irish poet Padraic Fiacc

'The patron saint of the insane': The Northern Irish poet Padraic Fiacc | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It would be too much to describe Patrick Joseph O'Connor as the owl of Minerva, flying at dusk and bringing wisdom.
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A History of Loneliness review John Boyne's guilty Irish priest's tale

A History of Loneliness review John Boyne's guilty Irish priest's tale | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Boyne explores the Catholic church's abuse of power through the voice of ageing, disillusioned priest in his first novel set in his native Ireland Continue reading...
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How late father's library inspired Niall Williams - The Straits Times

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How late father's library inspired Niall Williams
The Straits Times
Six years ago, after seven novels including an international bestseller, Irish author Niall Williams "lost faith" in his own writing.
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Celebrated Northern Irish poets meet for Derry-Londonderry leg of the Writers Return series - News - Verbal Arts Centre

Celebrated Northern Irish poets meet for Derry-Londonderry leg of the Writers Return series - News - Verbal Arts Centre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Two of Northern Ireland's most celebrated poets, Colette Bryce and Leontia Flynn, will join Qatari poet Maryam Al Subaiey to read poems about journeys and discuss how their international travels with the British Council have inspired and informed...
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Outsiders, love and violence at this theatre festival - Irish Independent

Outsiders, love and violence at this theatre festival - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Independent
Outsiders, love and violence at this theatre festival
Irish Independent
O'Rowe's violence of imagery and language have made him a seminal force in contemporary Irish theatre.
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Druid’s Brigit and Bailegangaire

Druid’s Brigit and Bailegangaire | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It seems essential to write something about last night’s opening of Druid’s Brigit and Bailegangaire by Tom Murphy.
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Colin Bateman on Catch-22 and the perils of research

Colin Bateman on Catch-22 and the perils of research | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
What book would you give to a friend’s child on their 18th birthday? ‘I probably wouldn’t’
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For me, Meeting the British (by Paul Muldoon) blew away the very idea of certainty

For me, Meeting the British (by Paul Muldoon) blew away the very idea of certainty | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Giles Foden: A book that changed me: Paul Muldoon’s 1987 collection was a profound influence on me as a writer, not least in how it shows how fixed ideas are subject to slippage
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Madame Matisse Is Shown Her Portrait, 1913 & other poems by Susan Millar DuMars

Madame Matisse Is Shown Her Portrait, 1913 & other poems by Susan Millar DuMars | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dreams for Breakfast
 
Sometimes everything is blue;
the hills, my hands,
house keys, chimney smoke.
If I bit the air
my mouth would fill with blue juice.
I’m peaceful, though I wonder,
what casts such a big shadow?
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A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is a shockingly honest, devastatingly beautiful ... - The Globe and Mail

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is a shockingly honest, devastatingly beautiful ... - The Globe and Mail | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is a shockingly honest, devastatingly beautiful ...
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Who should become the first Laureate for Irish Fiction?

Who should become the first Laureate for Irish Fiction? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eimear McBride, Jennifer Johnston and Kevin Barry are some of the names that have been suggested in response to the Arts Council’s call for nominees for its new three-year, €150,000 role. The judges will announce their decision in January
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Meet the Press - Wake Forest University Press

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Canongate signs three books from IMPAC winner Kevin Barry

Canongate signs three books from IMPAC winner Kevin Barry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Canongate has signed three books from IMPAC Prize-winning author Kevin Barry.
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