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Margaret Atwood, Seamus Heaney and Charlie Higson to headline 2013 Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival

2013 Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
3rd-8th September 2013
Various venues around Dún Laoghaire and Dundrum

Margaret Atwood, Seamus Heaney and Charlie Higson to headline 2013 Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival

We in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are delighted to announce the lineup for the 2013 festival. Opening the festival will be the multi awarding winning Margaret Atwood who will read from the third book in her dystopian triology MaddAddam; Seamus Heaney is making a welcome return to the Poetry Now strand of the festival and Charlie Higson of the Fast Show will thrill younger audiences with his latest installment of zombie horror.

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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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2015 MELITA HUME POETRY PRIZE SHORTLIST FOCUS: JULIE MORRISSY

2015 MELITA HUME POETRY PRIZE SHORTLIST FOCUS: JULIE MORRISSY | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
SELECTED FOR POETRY IRELAND INTRODUCTIONS 2015Julie Morrissy is a poet from Dublin currently living in her home city after spending several years living in Canada and the USA.
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Glowing Review of ‘The Way In’ by John McAuliffe in Southword

Glowing Review of ‘The Way In’ by John McAuliffe in Southword | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Subtlety is a word that defines the poetry of John McAuliffe, whose previous collection, Of All Places was a Poetry Book Society recommendation.
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"When You Are Old"- Irish Locals Read W.B. Yeats

Read more: Irish locals read the poem "When You Are Old" by W.B. Yeats. Drumcliffe, County Sligo is set against the striking backdrop of the Benbulben ...
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The Importance of Being Earnest review – David Suchet's Lady Bracknell is majestically funny

The Importance of Being Earnest review – David Suchet's Lady Bracknell is majestically funny | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Vaudeville theatre, London
David Suchet gives a magnificent, stage-filling performance as Lady Bracknell, played with as much impishness as ambition and hauteur
There is little doubt as to the impulse behind this production.
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Podcast | On Elizabeth Bishop: Colm Tóibín and Ruth Padel

Podcast | On Elizabeth Bishop: Colm Tóibín and Ruth Padel | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In [*On Elizabeth Bishop*][1] novelist and essayist Colm Tóibín provides a deeply personal meditation on one of the greatest poets of the 20th century, and one who has had a powerful influence on his own work. ‘Above all,’ writes Saskia Hamilton, ‘he honours Bishop’s exact ways with language, and his sifting of what is said from what is unsaid in her poetry illuminates his own watchful and patient art as a novelist.’

Tóibín joined us at the shop to talk about Elizabeth Bishop with the poet and
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'Waiting for a Bullet' short story collection on target for top prize - Irish Examiner

'Waiting for a Bullet' short story collection on target for top prize - Irish Examiner | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Madeleine D’Arcy’s first short story won an award. Her first collection may too.
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1st Prize David Wilson with Paul Muldoon- YouTube

David Wilson, 1st Prize Poets & Players Poetry Competition, at the Whitworth Gallery on 30 May 2015
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What News, Centurions? by Conor Scully

What News, Centurions? by Conor Scully | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A poetry collection from the 2014 winner of The Cúirt New Writing Poetry Prize, leading readers on a fanciful odyssey from the early Christian world of Skellig Michael to a post-apocalyptic voice from some planet on another star.
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Restoration of home of Blasket writer set to begin - Irish Examiner

Restoration of home of Blasket writer set to begin - Irish Examiner | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The restoration of the ruined home of the late Blasket Island writer, Tomas Ó Criomhthain, is expected to start soon
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Authors left disgusted by Amazon plan to pay writers per page read - Independent.ie

Authors left disgusted by Amazon plan to pay writers per page read - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
They say don't judge a book by it's cover, but now this applies to each page.
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Mark O'Halloran says Shadow of a Gunman character is an echo of the author

Mark O'Halloran says Shadow of a Gunman character is an echo of the author | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mark O?Halloran explains to Padraic Killeen how the central character of Davoren in The Shadow of a Gunman echoes O?Casey?s view of his younger self
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Friday’s Highlights: Nick Laird, Dennis Lehane and The New Writers’ Salon

Niall MacMonagle opened up the conversation with poet/novelist Nick Laird at St John’s Theatre with the observation that poetry is a major art with a minor audience.
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July Poem of the Month — Justin Quinn

July Poem of the Month — Justin Quinn | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
July’s Poem of the Month comes from Justin Quinn’s forthcoming collection Early House
 
Waste Ground
Bus station: women
walking towards it,
early morning.
 
They have flowers,
water movements
and zigzags
 
on their print dresses.
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"A something in a summer’s day”: Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor!

"A something in a summer’s day”: Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor! | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In two short weeks, Penguin will publish MISS EMILY, the American debut of award-winning Irish writer Nuala O’Connor! Miss Emily reimagines the private life of Emily Dickinson, one of America’s mos...
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The Poetry Programme Saturday 6 June 2015 - The Poetry Programme - RTÉ Radio 1

The Poetry Programme Saturday 6 June 2015 - The Poetry Programme - RTÉ Radio 1 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Poetry Programme returns in the autumn. Until then, you can listen back to all the programmes broadcast between 24 Jan 2015 and 13 June 2015 in the Programme Archive (see above right).
You can contact the Poetry Programme by emailing poetry@rte.ie, tweeting @PoetryProgRTE, or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/RTEPoetryProgramme.
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Hewitt Finds His Rightful Home

Hewitt Finds His Rightful Home | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ulster Museum hosts the returning exhibition recognising the literary legacy of its most celebrated alumni
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Catching Bats Takes Patience by Mary Kennelly

Catching Bats Takes Patience by Mary Kennelly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mary Kennelly poetry collection looks at the routine of domestic life and motherhood and picks it apart, revealing a hidden layer of emotion and depth to her everyday life.
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Ten minutes with… Pat Kinevane

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PAT Kinevane is one Ireland’s favourite actors. He has worked as an actor in theatre, film, radio and television for the past 20 years. His previous plays for Fishamble include The Nun’s Wood, The Plains of Enna, Forgotten and Underneath.
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One Wide Expanse - Michael Longley

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The first volume in The Poet's Chair series, which will publish the public lectures of the Ireland Professors of Poetry. In this volume, the distinguished Irish poet Michael Longley - whose poetry has transcended political and cultural boundaries throughout his career - reflects on what has influenced his craft.
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The 11 Best UK and Irish Poets You've Never Heard Of

The 11 Best UK and Irish Poets You've Never Heard Of | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
...including one you should read again, you lazy git.
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Trio of Irish poets to read at London Irish Centre

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Professor Bernard O’Donoghue, of the Irish Literary Society (right) will read on July 16  (Photo: Malcolm McNally)
THREE great Irish poets will take to the stage of the London Irish Centre for an exclusive reading of their work on Thursday July 16.
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We honour Joyce every year - now an anniversary rightly puts the spotlight on 'pilgrim soul' WB Yeats - Independent.ie

We honour Joyce every year - now an anniversary rightly puts the spotlight on 'pilgrim soul' WB Yeats - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Almost 30 years ago, my Mum wrote a book about WB Yeats with her friend Catherine Sweeney. She was shocked at how little my siblings and I knew about Yeats and decided to "fix it&q
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