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RTE Video: Three Irish authors on Man Booker longlist

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Three Irish authors are on the 2013 Man Booker Prize longlist.
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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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The prosaic reality is poets cannot live on mere air, nor on poetry

The prosaic reality is poets cannot live on mere air, nor on poetry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Most poets teach, edit and give workshops to supplement earnings, writes Maureen Kennelly. A Poetry Before Profit party has even been mooted
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The Maker of Swans by Paraic O’Donnell review: ambitious and original

The Maker of Swans by Paraic O’Donnell review: ambitious and original | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A fairytale atmosphere runs through this intriguing Irish debut novel but the endless wordplay is finally wearying, finds Sarah Gilmartin
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LÉIRMHEAS: Diabhlaíocht dána ‘Big Maggie’ curtha inár láthair ag draoithe ‘Druid’

LÉIRMHEAS: Diabhlaíocht dána ‘Big Maggie’ curtha inár láthair ag draoithe ‘Druid’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Muna raibh macalla Medea na Gréige nó Bantiarna Macbeth i ‘Big Maggie’ go léiriú Garry Hynes agus ionchollú fíochmhar scanrúil Aisling O’Sullivan, bhuel, tá anois…...

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We Share Our Mothers’ Health, a short story by Máire T Robinson

We Share Our Mothers’ Health, a short story by Máire T Robinson | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Japanese fishing community devastated by industrial pollution tries to get back on its feet
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Deargdhúil: Anatomy of Passion, Poems of Máire Mhac an tSaoi

"A poignantly beautiful and revealing documentary.." The Irish Times This riveting new documentary explores the life, work and sensual poetic imagination…
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Martin John by Anakana Schofield review: humane method in story of madness

Martin John by Anakana Schofield review: humane method in story of madness | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish-Canadian writes about mental illness with peculiar decency and candour in this caustically funny novel, says Eileen Battersby
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The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour | Abbey Theatre - Amharclann na Mainistreach

The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour | Abbey Theatre - Amharclann na Mainistreach | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Abbey Theatre is the national theatre of Ireland.
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Feb 11, 1926—Riots erupted in Dublin during Sean O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars

A riot erupted at the Abbey Theater during the fourth performance of Sean O’Casey’s play The Plough and the Stars on February 11, 1926. O’Casey, an Irish dramatist best known for his Dublin Trilogy which featured The Shadow of a Gunman (1923), Juno and the Paycock (1924) and The Plough and the Stars (1926). The Plough and the Stars was considered a racy, contentious show by many.  According to witnesses, the riot began after the appearance of a prostitute in Act II. After the riot, W.B. Yeats famously said, “You have disgraced yourself again; is this to be the recurring celebration of the arrival of Irish genius?” Irish-American filmmaker John Ford later directed an adaptation of The Plough and the Stars in 1936.

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A Valentine's Day Poem: Let The Dog - HeadStuff

A Valentine's Day Poem: Let The Dog - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Bonus Poetrystuff | A Valentine's Day Poem: Let the Dog by Susan Millar DuMars.
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What a River Remembers of its Course: Short Fiction — Gerard Beirne

What a River Remembers of its Course: Short Fiction — Gerard Beirne | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
He had no real idea how he had ended up where he was, in the middle of nowhere, shut off from the world by trees and inhospitable land.
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Prosperity Drive by Mary Morrissy review: clear-eyed, compassionate, comic

Prosperity Drive by Mary Morrissy review:  clear-eyed, compassionate, comic | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Seldom has Irish suburban life – especially the lives of girls and women – been so sensitively and wittily, portrayed, writes Éilís Ní Dhuibhne
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The Drowned Detective by Neil Jordan review: noir like no other

The Drowned Detective by Neil Jordan review: noir like no other | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In his search for a lost girl, a troubled dream detective has business with the dead in this haunting, highly original semi-fantasy, writes Eoin McNamee
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Coupled with Chekhov

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Two weeks ahead of publication ahead, the Irish Times is ahead of the posse with novelist and short story writer  Eilis Ni Dhuibhne's dream review of  Prosperity Drive in today's paper and online, in which she links my name with Chekhov! It’s a real treat to read a collection of short stories that presents totally…
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Declan Kiberd interview: ‘The political elites are much less literate now’

Declan Kiberd interview: ‘The political elites are much less literate now’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In a wide-ranging interview, the influential critic discusses the Gaelic Revival’s genius, culture as a site of struggle, the folly of compulsory Irish, today’s shy students and his subversively happy childhood
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Announcement of the Longlist for the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2016

Announcement of the Longlist for the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2016 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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‘Let us hear’: fiction can give voice to unrecorded words of working class

‘Let us hear’: fiction can give voice to unrecorded words of working class | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mary and Lizzie Burns are the silent voices in Engels’s Condition of the Working Class in England. Our imaginations must transform these slight historical figures into the massive fictional characters they deserve to be
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RTE Radio: From Stage to Street - looks at the riots that first greeted Sean O Casey's 'The Plough and the Stars'.

RTE Radio: From Stage to Street - looks at the riots that first greeted Sean O Casey's 'The Plough and the Stars'. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
programme looks at the riots that first greeted Sean O Casey's 'The Plough and the Stars'.
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Interview: Ruth McKee - Latest News - Lagan Press

Interview: Ruth McKee - Latest News - Lagan Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We speak to writer Ruth McKee, editor of online arts magazine Spontaneity, about the zine, the nature of inspiration and ideas, and how editing - and running - impacts on her own writing.
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