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Brendan Behan goes from Belfast to Broadway - NI Scene

Brendan Behan goes from Belfast to Broadway - NI Scene | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Brendan Behan goes from Belfast to Broadway - but don't worry, the Lyric's acclaimed comedy-drama will be back
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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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Belfast Noir, edited by Adrian McKinty and Stuart Neville: Not that dark up North

Belfast Noir, edited by Adrian McKinty and  Stuart Neville: Not that dark up North | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A fascinating if uneven showcase of impressive Northern Ireland crime writers, says Declan Burke
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Tender by Belinda McKeon review – richly nuanced and utterly absorbing

Tender by Belinda McKeon review – richly nuanced and utterly absorbing | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A student friendship shades into obsession in this story of Dublin in the grip of the Celtic Tiger
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Leabhair a léigh mé ar feadh na slí…le hÉilis Ní Anluain

Leabhair a léigh mé ar feadh na slí…le hÉilis Ní Anluain | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An leabhar a thug léargas eile dom ar an eipic Ghréigeach Odaisé de Brún An gliondar a bhraithim ag léamh Odaisé de Brún, braistint cosúil leis is ábhar do shoinéad Keats, ‘On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer.’ Ní insíonn sé cén nuacht a bhain...
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Nick Laird | Poets and Writers

Nick Laird | Poets and Writers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Nick Laird: The Northern Irish novelist and poet reads from his poetry collections at the Louisiana Literature... http://t.co/AU8IEB2YDw
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Vanity Fair: Anne Enright on Writing as “Shame Management”

Vanity Fair: Anne Enright on Writing as “Shame Management” | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An interview with Ireland’s fiction laureate about her new novel, The Green Road.
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A climate change poem for today: Storm by Michael Longley

A climate change poem for today: Storm by Michael Longley | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
UK poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy curates a series of 20 original poems by various authors on the theme of climate change
Wind-wounded, lopsided now
Our mighty beech has lost an arm.
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Jockey – Samuel Beckett Theatre – Review

Jockey – Samuel Beckett Theatre – Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jockey – The Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin 2 – Review by Francis Winston
Runs until Friday 22nd May at 8pm nightly.
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Proclamation, by Angela Carr

Proclamation, by Angela Carr | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
on the eve of the Marriage Referendum In the name of God and the dead, she receives her nationhood, her children, her flag, her freedom: trained her secret revolution through open, patiently perfec...
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Kevin Higgins’s Blair ode in Morning Star and Vanessa O’Loughlin’s book deal

Kevin Higgins’s Blair ode in Morning Star and Vanessa O’Loughlin’s book deal | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Literary listings: Dublin Book Doctor; Dublin Young Writers; and Foras na Gaeilge’s Brussels boost
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A short clip extracted from Ian Duhig's reading of a paper on John Riley's poetry written by David Wheatley

A short clip extracted from Ian Duhig's reading of a paper on John Riley's poetry written by David Wheatley.
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Academy Street by Mary Costello: Review | Toronto Star

Academy Street by Mary Costello: Review | Toronto Star | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In the Irish tradition of lyrical literary realism, Costello writes somewhere between the novel and the short story.
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Irish Writers of the Fantastic

Irish Writers of the Fantastic | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On St. Patrick's Day I decided to spend my time not drinking Guinness, but instead promoting Irish Writers of the Fantastic on both Twitter and Facebook. While I'm not convinced there is a "traditi...
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Academy Street by Mary Costello: a round-up of reviews and interviews

Academy Street by Mary Costello: a round-up of reviews and interviews | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘I think of tone as a kind of force field around the character that has agency over the narrative’
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The writing ritual: from blank page to Booker contender

The writing ritual: from blank page to Booker contender | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Doughnuts and cigarettes or blindfold, earmuffs and earplugs? Writers can have odd ways of getting ready for their working day – or night. Gavin Corbett, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Henrietta McKervey, Thomas Morris and Paul Murray take us into their creative worlds
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Poet, patriot, penman, and priest

Poet, patriot, penman, and priest | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As fierce a beak and talon as ever struck—as strong a wing as ever beat, belong to Swift - William Makepeace Thackery
Ireland boasts its fair share of literary giants. Beckett and Wilde...
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Interview: Peter Francis Fahy - The Seduction of Etain - Latest News - Lagan Press

Interview: Peter Francis Fahy - The Seduction of Etain - Latest News - Lagan Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lagan Online interviews poet and illustrator Peter Francis Fahy about his retelling of the Irish myth 'The Wooing of Etain'.
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Short stories round-up: These tales by Irish writers are dead on target

Short stories round-up: These tales by Irish writers are dead on target | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The bar is set high for the fifth instalment in Faber & Faber's new Irish short stories series, not only by the standard of previous volumes, but by the decision to lift the title from a line in James Joyce's The Dead ("Yes, the newspapers were...
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Opening the Gate: is Irish theatre still talking to itself?

Opening the Gate: is Irish theatre still talking to itself? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference at the Gate heard illuminating talks about Edwards and Mac Liammóir, Beckett and Friel
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Jimi McDonnell – Two Poems

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Jimi McDonnell is a writer and freelance journalist from Galway.  He is a graduate of the MA in Writing program at NUI Galway. In 2010, his short story ‘Coole’ was awarded the Dublin One City One Book Prize by Joseph O’Connor.
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Colm Tóibín: Writing is always a battle against your own laziness

Colm Tóibín: Writing is always a battle against your own laziness | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
My perfect weekend: the Nora Webster author discusses his preference for greasy fry-ups over granola, the friendly seal he has befriended and long, slow days in Co Wexford, Ireland
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Only myself, said Cúnla: in memory of Dermot Healy by Timothy O’Grady

Only myself, said Cúnla: in memory of Dermot Healy by Timothy O’Grady | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As part of ILF Dublin, Timothy O’Grady presents Only Himself, a star-studded celebration of Dermot Healy on May 24th. This essay is from Dermot Healy: Writing the Sky, to be published by Dalkey Archive Press
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Colm Toibin: Catholic church 'neutered' on gay marriage

Colm Toibin: Catholic church 'neutered' on gay marriage | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The writer Colm Toibin says the Catholic church "has no moral authority to speak on civil matters" ahead of Ireland's gay marriage referendum.
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A poet in the family by Mary Morrissy

A poet in the family by Mary Morrissy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  Time for some family bragging.  Julie Morrissy, right,  - my niece, as it happens - was one of several poets taking part in the Poetry Ireland Introductions series at the Irish Writers' Cent...
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My Buried Life, by Doreen Finn: much to like in a promising debut

My Buried Life, by Doreen Finn: much to like in a promising debut | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dark thoughts cast long shadow on story of grief, fractured families and redemption
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