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A peace of the action

A peace of the action | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There was Gary Mitchell, thinking all that polemic was in the past. The playwright whose career has been symbiotically linked with Ulster loyalism – from his stage and radio plays and TV films to the real-life drama of his entire family being forced out of their homes by UDA paramilitaries – had decided to reinvent himself. No more writing about working-class Protestantism, he decreed. It was time to tackle universal themes.
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Amos Gideon Greig's curator insight, January 3, 2013 6:29 PM

Gary Mitchell reacts to the recent unrest in loyalists. I was going to say loyalist communities but the thing is not every protestant is a unionist in a similar vein not every catholic is a republican.

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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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Martin McDonagh: The Punkish Child of the Irish Diaspora - Decadent Theatre Company

Martin McDonagh: The Punkish Child of the Irish Diaspora - Decadent Theatre Company | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
McDonagh's stories effortlessly weave together the dreamworld and the real. Famously, W.B. Yeats while walking in the streets of the great London Metropolis said
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International Literature Festival Dublin Preview Revealed

International Literature Festival Dublin Preview Revealed | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
International Literature Festival Dublin will take place across the city from 16-24 May 2015. Festival Programme Director Martin Colthorpe will announce the full programme in April, but in advance is delighted to reveal a range of Festival...
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Robert Boyle’s ‘Sceptical Chymist’ sells for near €0.5m

Robert Boyle’s ‘Sceptical Chymist’ sells for near €0.5m | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
New record for highest price ever paid at auction for book by an Irish-born writer
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‘Slam poetry helped me overcome suicidal thoughts’

‘Slam poetry helped me overcome suicidal thoughts’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ryan Mangan is one of five young people representing Ireland at an international poetry festival.
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Six easy steps on how to beat the daily commute and become an expert on WB Yeats

Six easy steps on how to beat the daily commute and become an expert on WB Yeats | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
IT HAS been poetry in motion this month for the Irish among London’s four million daily Tube commuters – and there’s not a Leaving Cert English paper in sight!
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Manchester University Press - The political writings of Eva Gore-Booth

Manchester University Press - The political writings of Eva Gore-Booth | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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What makes Roddy Doyle's Barrytown trilogy so enduring?

What makes Roddy Doyle's Barrytown trilogy so enduring? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"Doyle's books are credited with giving Dubliners a confidence about the way they spoke and how they saw themselves. And his influence was far-reaching."
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New book traces the history of the limerick

New book traces the history of the limerick | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
LIMERICK is ‘intrinsically linked’ with the five line verse that bears its name, in the same way as Shakespeare is associated with Stratford and Joyce is linked with Dublin.
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Poetry Foundation: Belfast Honors Michael Longley

Poetry Foundation: Belfast Honors Michael Longley | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The BBC reports that Irish poet, Michael Longley, has been granted “freedom of Belfast.” Longley’s influences include William Butler Yeats, Wilfred Owen, and D.H. Lawrence. His poems frequently address the troubles in Northern Ireland.
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Scéalta Bleachtaireachta : Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2015 on Crime Fiction

Scéalta Bleachtaireachta  :   Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2015 on Crime Fiction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
With thanks to Philip McGrory Franco-Irish Literary Festival 2015 Focus on: Crime Fiction 25 April & 26 April Admission free – First come basis Thirteen French & Irish crime fiction authors...
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New Banville novel The Blue Guitar due September

New Banville novel The Blue Guitar due September | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Wexford-born writer John Banville - who won the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for his novel The Sea - will release his his sixteenth novel, The Blue Guitar, this September.
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: John Boyne Adapter: Angus Jackson Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree     When is the right time to tell a child about the Holocaust?  How should one go about it?
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Book Launch: Those April Fevers by Mary O'Donnell

Book Launch: Those April Fevers by Mary O'Donnell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Thursday 9 April | 7pm Save the date for the launch of Mary O'Donnell's latest poetry collection, Those April Fevers (Arc Publications, 2015). More details to f
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One City One Book launches with Roddy Doyle trilogy - UTV Ireland

One City One Book launches with Roddy Doyle trilogy - UTV Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Comprised of The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van, the Barrytown trilogy by Roddy Doyle was selected for the 10th year of the Dublin City Council initiative for its connection to the capital.
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The Writer's Room including Paul Muldoon

The Writer's Room including Paul Muldoon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Surrounded by photographs, family mementos and the clamor of everyday life, seven authors offer a glimpse into the spaces where they create.
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Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin poet talks about her latest collection “The Boys Of Bluehill”

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin poet talks about her latest collection “The Boys Of Bluehill” | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The RTÉ Radio Player lets you listen live and catch up on all of the broadcasts and podcasts from the RTÉ family of radio services. Programmes and podcasts are listed on the RTÉ Radio Player for 28 days after broadcast
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Roddy Doyle's Barrytown Trilogy selected for One City One Book - Irish Times

Roddy Doyle's Barrytown Trilogy selected for One City One Book - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dublin life has changed little as the books were the product of the recession Doyle says
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Martin Hayes tunes up for Éigse Michael Hartnett

Martin Hayes tunes up for Éigse Michael Hartnett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Clare musician Martin Hayes, multi-award winning Limerick author Kevin Barry, poet Peter Fallon and actor Pat Kinevane are amongst the confirmed participants of this year’s Éigse Michael Hartnett i...
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Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2015 long-list revealed - News

Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2015 long-list revealed - News | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Organisers of the Edge Hill Short Story Prize have revealed an exciting and eclectic long-list for this year’s award.
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In praise of Eilís Dillon, by Robert Dunbar - Irish Times

In praise of Eilís Dillon, by Robert Dunbar - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish women writers: ‘she conveys a poetic, often elegiac, sense of place and portrays characters with richness and depth’
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Serca Festival of Irish Theatre returns with a mix of humour and melodrama - St. Albert Gazette

Serca Festival of Irish Theatre returns with a mix of humour and melodrama - St. Albert Gazette | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The St. Albert Gazette, your source for St. Albert news, events, and community
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Blackstaff Press 'devastated' to have Arts Council funding withdrawn

Blackstaff Press 'devastated' to have Arts Council funding withdrawn | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Northern Ireland publisher Blackstaff Press  said it is “devastated” to learn its Arts Council funding has been withdrawn and is “absorbing the shock” of the news.
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People’s Poetry Prize give vent to an authentic Irish voice

People’s Poetry Prize give vent to an authentic Irish voice | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For Joe Horgan the inaugural Irish People’s Poetry Prize 2015 shows there is still hope for Ireland.
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Shadow Poems - Ciaran Carson

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Brought up speaking Irish by a Belfast father who was also immersed in Esperanto, Ciaran Carson has translated the poems of a French writer who said he loved his language so much he could learn no other – yet he appeared familiar with the verse of English peasant poet John Clare.
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