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We have a terrific bunch of writers in Ireland, says Nobel laureate Heaney

We have a terrific bunch of writers in Ireland, says Nobel laureate Heaney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
NOBEL laureate Seamus Heaney has insisted that the profile and quality of Irish writing still stands very high on the international stage.

"I don't know if (writing) is innate or culturally engendered, if you have a literary culture that is going well, it's easier for it to continue."

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Up-to-Date Coverage of The World of Irish Literature
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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 based in Sligo. He has published six books of poetry and fiction. 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...”. His recent collection of stories was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award.

 

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Congratulations, Gerard. That's great.
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Belfast-based play Cyprus Avenue wins top UK literary award - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Belfast-based play Cyprus Avenue wins top UK literary award - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Belfast-based play which explores the extremes of sectarianism in Northern Ireland has received one of the UK’s top literary awards.
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W.B. Yeats and Olivia Shakespear

W.B. Yeats and Olivia Shakespear | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
News broke today of the upcoming auction of “Yeats: The Family Collection.” On September 27, in London, Sotheby’s will be selling a vast array of item
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A Modest Proposal - Jonathan Swift Letterpress

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift Designed and letterpress printed by Jamie Murphy, assisted by Niamh McNally, Phelim McGovern and Sarah O'Neill. Nine…
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Belfast Girls: A History (Special Feature)

Belfast Girls: A History (Special Feature) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"Well-behaved women seldom make history" – so says the oft-quoted slogan by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. Interweaving recorded historical events with a chronicler's perspective on people's lives, Jaki McCarrick's Belfast Girls deftly demonstrates the universal relevance of a group of 19th century women, who were at the time deemed society’s precariat. In its own way Belfast…
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Mary O’Donnell’s 1992 debut retains its awesome word power 25 years on

Mary O’Donnell’s 1992 debut retains its awesome word power 25 years on | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Light Makers was a compelling, beautifully written tale of relationship breakdown Source: Mary O’Donnell’s 1992 debut retains its awesome word power 25 years on
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Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917): Ireland's War Poet

Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917): Ireland's War Poet | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The life of Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917) is recalled on the 100th anniversary of his death while on active duty during World War I.
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All the best new fiction is coming out of Ireland | Booklists

All the best new fiction is coming out of Ireland | Booklists | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
London's best independent bookshop
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‘I did my Leaving Cert aged 33 in one academic year’

‘I did my Leaving Cert aged 33 in one academic year’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
With Leaving Cert results due tomorrow, Caroline Farrell recalls how she got the confidence to pursue education in her 30s
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New Yorker Flash Fiction: Colin Barrett's “The Hairless Are Careless”

New Yorker Flash Fiction: Colin Barrett's “The Hairless Are Careless” | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colin Barrett’s flash-fiction story about three Irish factory workers and their chance encounter with a bald man.
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Eimear McBride takes fiction prize in British literary awards

Eimear McBride takes fiction prize in British literary awards | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish author wins one of the £10,000 James Tait Black Prizes, awarded in Edinburgh
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Poets sought for diversity & inclusion advisory council - Poetry Ireland

Poets sought for diversity & inclusion advisory council - Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poets sought for diversity & inclusion advisory council

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Mary O'Donnell's 'The Light Makers' new edition - Irish Writers

Mary O'Donnell's 'The Light Makers' new edition - Irish Writers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I’m delighted to welcome poet, essayist, short story writer and novelist Mary O’Donnell. Mary’s novel, ‘The Light Makers’, has just been reissued.
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A new short story by Sally Rooney:Robbie Brady’s astonishing late goal takes its place in our personal histories

A new short story by Sally Rooney:Robbie Brady’s astonishing late goal takes its place in our personal histories | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A new short story by Sally Rooney.
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Upcoming Auction: W.B. Yeats and Olivia Shakespeare

Upcoming Auction: W.B. Yeats and Olivia Shakespeare | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
News broke today of the upcoming auction of “Yeats: The Family Collection.” On September 27, in London, Sotheby’s will be selling a vast array of item
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'My teacher told me not to get my hopes of an A in the Junior Cert up - now I'm on the syllabus'

'My teacher told me not to get my hopes of an A in the Junior Cert up - now I'm on the syllabus' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poet Hazel Hogan’s Grangegorman has been added to the recommended list.
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Bray Literary Festival: one for the many, not the few

Bray Literary Festival: one for the many, not the few | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Author Tanya Farrelly knows how competitive the festival circuit can be, which is why she and her writer husband David Butler decided to do something different
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Irish poet WB Yeats’ family treasures to go on display for first time 

Irish poet WB Yeats’ family treasures to go on display for first time  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A treasure trove of Yeats family material, including hundreds of passionate, rueful and philosophical letters from the poet William Butler to the first of his many loves, and the desk at which he wrote them, will go on public display for the first time in Dublin and London in September. The items would then be…
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Crannog Magazine: interview Mary O'Donnell

Crannog Magazine: interview Mary O'Donnell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writing can be taught to someone who is hungry to write and who possesses some talent. Not all published writers are talented, remember. Some are, some are less so. But hunger and an appetite for reading and expression in language will carry the right person a long way.
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#Elvis40: Bono's poem Elvis: American David

#Elvis40: Bono's poem Elvis: American David | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Radio 4 is to broadcast a poem by Bono, a life-long Elvis fan, written in 1995, in a tribute programme on May 13. Here, professor John Sutherland dissects the poem
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"Jimmy's Hall" at the Abbey Theatre - review

"Jimmy's Hall" at the Abbey Theatre - review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Running in the Abbey after a short stint in Leitrim, "Jimmy's Hall" lavishly immerses the audience into Irish culture, matching the bleak with the bright to
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