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'I have bought turf online, but do very little of the stuff you're supposed to' - Kevin Barry

'I have bought turf online, but do very little of the stuff you're supposed to' - Kevin Barry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On a winter’s afternoon late in 1994, I sat with two friends in the attic bedroom of an old terraced house we were renting together on French’s Quay in Cork and we listened, rapt, to the gurgle and hiss of a dial-up internet connection inside a gigantic desktop computer.

It sounded like a beast trying to take form in there, and we smiled excitedly through the brownish fug of dope smoke – we were using the attic room also to grow cannabis plants under lamps mounted in the eaves. Memory perhaps elaborates the picture but I seem to remember that it took miles of cables, doorstoppers of computer manuals and weeks of hair-pulling complication to bring us to this moment.

 
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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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Sinéad Nic Síoda – Two Poems

Sinéad Nic Síoda – Two Poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sinéad Nic Síoda studied English, Theatre and Film at Swansea Metropolitan University; graduating as a Bachelor of Arts in 2002.
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An extract from The Lives of Women, by Christine Dwyer Hickey

An extract from The Lives of Women, by Christine Dwyer Hickey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
How do you tell the story of yourself as you were more than 30 years ago? How do you know what you were like then? The workings of your troubled mind and heart – how do you begin to resolve all that?
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Tales of two countries – an Irish-Italian cultural exchange

Tales of two countries – an Irish-Italian cultural exchange | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Catherine Dunne and Federica Sgaggio explore a new collection of work by Irish and Italian writers, two traditions marked by themes of emigration, struggle and family
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On my radar: Greta Gerwig’s cultural highlights

On my radar: Greta Gerwig’s cultural highlights | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The mumblecore star on Colm Tóibín’s writing about poetry, the surprising allure of Peaky Blinders and the restoration of Satyajit Ray’s cinema classics
Greta Gerwig, 31, was born in California.
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Niall Bourke – Four Poems

Niall Bourke – Four Poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Niall Bourke is 33, originally from Kilkenny but currently living in London where he teaches English Literature. He is currently finishing an MA in creative writing at Goldsmiths university of London.
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The 100 best novels: No 97 – Amongst Women by John McGahern (1990)

The 100 best novels: No 97 – Amongst Women by John McGahern (1990) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This modern Irish masterpiece is both a study of the faultlines of Irish patriarchy and an elegy for a lost worldJohn McGahern was a great Irish writer among a brilliant generation that included the playwright Brian Friel and the poets Michael...
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A double act wasn't in the script for the Abbey - Irish Independent

A double act wasn't in the script for the Abbey - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A team of two Scots will take over as joint directors at our National Theatre in January 2017. Neil Murray and Graham McLaren will overlap with Fiach Mac Conghail, the outgoing director
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Irish Theatre Players to Host 2015 One Act Festival - Broadway World

Irish Theatre Players to Host 2015 One Act Festival - Broadway World | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
 Following their recent highly successful and critically acclaimed sell-out production of John B. Keane's 'Big Maggie', the Irish Theatre Players (ITP) present their annual Festival of One Act Plays.
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Trinity College Dublin celebrates mystery of myths in its children's books ... - Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin celebrates mystery of myths in its children's books ... - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Upon the Wild Waves explores the wealth of children’s books from across the globe held at Trinity College Library
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A Dog Has Died

A Dog Has Died | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I thought I should publish the piece below as a blog. It was broadcast on Sunday Miscellany (RTE Radio 1, Ireland) recently, and perhaps it interests dog people . . . so here goes.
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The magnificent 70: Guardian Not the Booker prize longlist announced including Irish writers

The magnificent 70: Guardian Not the Booker prize longlist announced including Irish writers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The nominations are in: here are the contenders for this year’s Not the Booker prize. The next stage – creating the shortlist – is up to you. Read on …
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Feast at the West Cork Literary Festival 2015

Feast at the West Cork Literary Festival 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Originally posted on Barbara O'Donnell: The only complaint I have about the West Cork Literary Festival  (WCLF) this year, is that I couldn’t get to every event I wanted to, because the programme was so jam packed.  The spectacular week saw all...
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Ten things we learned at West Cork Literary Festival

Ten things we learned at West Cork Literary Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writers can get very angry but they shouldn’t go to the gym: these and other literary nuggets were divulged in Bantry
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NYU Radio Hour, Dr. Miriam Nyhan interviews author Nuala O’Connor about her brand new novel

NYU Radio Hour, Dr. Miriam Nyhan interviews author Nuala O’Connor about her brand new novel
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Podcast – Dave Lordan on The Secret History of Irish Fiction

Podcast – Dave Lordan on The Secret History of Irish Fiction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Young Irelanders Editor Dave Lordan of bogmanscannon.com discusses the work of Zola, Joyce, Beckett, Liam O Flaherty, Aidan Higgins, Des Hogan, Sean O Reilly, Melissa Dieme, Claire Keegan, Mary Costello, Colin Barrett, Rob Doyle, Claire Louise Bennett...
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Wesley Enoch locates Beckett's Happy Days in an outback rock | The Australian - The Australian (blog)

Wesley Enoch locates Beckett's Happy Days in an outback rock | The Australian - The Australian (blog) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Let’s begin with the plot. OK, that’s done, and now on to the parental warning. Kid playwrights, don’t try this at home.
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Poetry Ireland Introduction Series |8| Michael Naghten Shanks

Michael Naghten Shanks is the editor of online literary journal The Bohemyth. His own writing has featured or is forthcoming in various publications, including gorse, The Penny Dreadful, New Irish Writing, Southword, 3:AM and The Quietus.
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Yeats is open to challenge in many areas. So here goes.

Yeats is open to challenge in many areas. So here goes. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
At a recent meeting organised by UCD at Newman House, Senator Susan O'Keeffe, chair of Yeats150, said that during this year of the celebrating of WB Yeats, the poet should also be chall
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Theatre: New play honours the 1916 Rising through traditional Irish music ... - Irish Independent

Theatre: New play honours the 1916 Rising through traditional Irish music ... - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A new stage show honouring the 1916 Rising through traditional Irish music, song and dance, kicks off at The Tivoli Theatre tonight, Thursday June 25.
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W.B. Yeats: Readings and Discussions of his Life and Work

W.B. Yeats: Readings and Discussions of his Life and Work | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The most important collection of Burns�s life and works, at Burns Cottage and museum in Alloway, Ayrshire
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Drumcliffe still a draw for Yeats fans, says festival head - The Irish Times - Irish Times

Drumcliffe still a draw for Yeats fans, says festival head - The Irish Times - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Emergence of new documents cast doubt over whether poet’s remains buried in Sligo
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Top 10 Irish-American writers (VIDEO)

Top 10 Irish-American writers (VIDEO) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
From Dennis Lehane to Samantha Power, the best of the best Irish-American writers and Irish writers in America.
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