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Malarky by Anakana Schofield, review - Telegraph

Malarky by Anakana Schofield, review - Telegraph | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The sharp-witted comic monologue of a rural Irishwoman keeps Jane Shilling entertained.
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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 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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Ireland's youth revives poetry one word at a time

Ireland's youth revives poetry one word at a time | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Viral videos and performance slams help create Ireland's poetry revival
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Marina Carr interview: ‘There is an affinity between the Russian soul and the Irish soul’

Marina Carr interview: ‘There is an affinity between the Russian soul and the Irish soul’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘I wouldn’t try and convey a big idea in my work, as ideas are incredibly abstract and people are not. We are not terribly rational creatures, we feel everything first’
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Irish playwright Marina Carr wins $165,000 literary prize

Irish playwright Marina Carr wins $165,000 literary prize | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Author of ‘The Mai’ becomes second Irish writer in two years to be lauded by Yale
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Review of John MacKenna's Once We Sang Like Other Men -Parables full of laughter, lyricism and deep pathos 

Review of John MacKenna's Once We Sang Like Other Men -Parables full of laughter, lyricism and deep pathos  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The opening story of John MacKenna's Once We Sang Like Other Men is a modern reimagining of the gospel parable of Lazarus. The contemporary wit of the author becomes immediately evident
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A poet collects his thoughts about his work

A poet collects his thoughts about his work | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In this fascinating essay, Michael O’Loughlin reveals what went through his mind as he looked afresh at 35 years of his poems
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Irish poets featured in new anthology from Eyewear Publishing

Irish poets featured in new anthology from Eyewear Publishing | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ten poets from across Ireland are featured in The Best New British and Irish Poets 2017 anthology from Eyewear Publishing, out in March. Jo Burns, Elaine Cosgrove, Anne Cousins, Susannah Dickey, Ma…
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L.A. Times Book Prize finalists include Sara Baume, Zadie Smith and Rep. John Lewis; Thomas McGuane will be honored

L.A. Times Book Prize finalists include Sara Baume, Zadie Smith and Rep. John Lewis; Thomas McGuane will be honored | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The finalists for the LA Times book prizes, which will be presented April 21 2017
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Garden Room Writers Artists' date with Errigal Writers

Garden Room Writers Artists' date with Errigal Writers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A blog from an Irish writers' group Garden Room Writers in Donegal about short stories, poetry, and memoir.
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Critics praise Colm Tóibín’s film debut ‘Return to Montauk’

Critics praise Colm Tóibín’s film debut ‘Return to Montauk’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Collaboration with Schlöndorff in running for Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival
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On Last Looking into Greene’s Bookshop-Don's Dublin

On Last Looking into Greene’s Bookshop-Don's Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It was with considerable regret that I learned of the closure of one of Dublin’s oldest bookshops. It was a place of comfort – a second home - to those who spent time browsing the crammed shelves and enjoying its unique bookish smell. Oddly, there was a Post Office at the bottom of the creaky…
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Druid theatre’s deep connection with the US and efforts to fundraise

Druid theatre’s deep connection with the US and efforts to fundraise | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"The work that Druid offers is celebrated worldwide, but it’s time to acknowledge that it requires support."
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Epic new poem offers snapshot of all that's great - and infuriating - about Ireland in 2017 

Epic new poem offers snapshot of all that's great - and infuriating - about Ireland in 2017  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The words tumble out, gather pace, ease back. They slap you in the face and get under your skin. They capture much of what it means to live in Ireland today. And if you thought a commis
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Five Young Irish Writers You Need To Know About

Five Young Irish Writers You Need To Know About | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
From poetry and fiction to personal essays to investigative journalism, the newest wave of emerging Irish authors are an eclectic and talented bunch. Here are just a few of the names you should keep an eye out for on bookshelves near you.
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Oscar Wilde & The Duchess of Padua

Oscar Wilde & The Duchess of Padua | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Oscar Wilde undertook to complete his second play, The Duchess of Padua, by 1 March 1883, and he signed a contract to that effect:  …a first class Five act tragedy to be completed on or before March 1st 1883 – Said tragedy to be the property of Miss Mary Anderson and her heirs forever. In…
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Programme unveiled for Ennis Book Club Festival

Programme unveiled for Ennis Book Club Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Every March something special happens in Ennis as readers come together to celebrate their love of books.
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Away with the fairies: Irish folklore is alive and weird

Away with the fairies: Irish folklore is alive and weird | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
You won’t find Michael Fortune’s colourful explorations of folklore in an art gallery – try the parish hall, handball alley or retirement home
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Revealed: Ireland’s 19th-century US emigrants in their own words

Revealed: Ireland’s 19th-century US emigrants in their own words | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
US civil war pension files give voice to Irish emigrant family life and may well be the greatest social treasure trove on 19th-century Irish people anywhere, including Ireland
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Seamus Heaney loved to tell filthy jokes, really vulgar ones - Stephen Rea

Seamus Heaney loved to tell filthy jokes, really vulgar ones - Stephen Rea | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Seamus Heaney, loved to tell filthy jokes, really vulgar ones.
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Sara Baume: I once had Disneyfied expectations of life that burned out abruptly in my mid-20s

Sara Baume: I once had Disneyfied expectations of life that burned out abruptly in my mid-20s | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The author of ‘Spill Simmer Falter Wither’ describes the inspiration behind her new novel, A Line Made by Walking
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President leads tributes to author and presenter Frank Delaney

President leads tributes to author and presenter Frank Delaney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Bestselling writer, who has died in US aged 74, interviewed more than 3,500 authors in career spanning four decades
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William Trevor lecture; Bernard MacLaverty interview; Féile Fidelma;Tom Hanks and Stefanie Preissner to make literary debuts

William Trevor lecture; Bernard MacLaverty interview; Féile Fidelma;Tom Hanks and Stefanie Preissner to make literary debuts | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
William Trevor lecture; Bernard MacLaverty interview; Féile Fidelma
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John Montague’s Second Childhood: a life in search of consolation

John Montague’s Second Childhood: a life in search of consolation | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The poet used his ‘outsider’ status and the sense of displacement he felt all his life to good effect. He made the world his home and poetry his life
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Once We Sang Like Other Men, a short story by John MacKenna

Once We Sang Like Other Men, a short story by John MacKenna | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A powerful and radical reimagining of the Gospel story of Lazarus in a modern setting
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It takes a village: the help I got to become an author

It takes a village: the help I got to become an author | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Alan McMonagle, whose debut novel Ithaca is out next month, traces his ‘flip-flop shoe of an existence’ as a writer and gives credit to the many people who helped along the way
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