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Close to the bone: getting into Beckett’s headspace

Close to the bone: getting into Beckett’s headspace | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Pan Pan’s production for stage of a 1959 radio play continues the ‘deregulation’ of the Beckett industry
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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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Emma Donoghue: The ‘Room’ author on making a musical version of her all-conquering book for the stage

Emma Donoghue: The ‘Room’ author on making a musical version of her all-conquering book for the stage | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The ‘Room’ author on making a musical version of her all-conquering book for the stage
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The Passion of the Playboy Riots | Unrestricted View : The Hen & Chickens Theatre

27th June – 8th July (Tues to Sat at 7.30pm, Sat Mat 3pm) £15 (on the door), £12 (0nline) The Passion of the Playboy Riots tells the true story of the role played by Theatre in the origins of the IRA.
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Review: Room by Emma Donoghue at the Abbey

Review: Room by Emma Donoghue at the Abbey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
So last night I attended the opening of Emma Donoghue’s Room, the stage adaptation of her 2010 novel which later became an Oscar-winning film. It’s an interesting production, one that allowed me to pull together a lot of thoughts about this year’s Abbey season, while also raising issues in its own right. When the Abbey’s…
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Eavan Boland – 26 June 2017

Eavan Boland – 26 June 2017 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Widely considered to be one of Ireland’s most important contemporary poets, Eavan Boland is currently a Professor of Humanities and Director of the Creative Writing Programme at Stanford University, where she has taught since 1996. In…
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Listen: Poem of the Week #13 – My father perceived as a vision of saint Francis by Paula Meehan | Near FM Podcast

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'All I can say is good luck to them, I can't claim it's mine' - Irish director Neil Jordan distances himself from Sky drama Riviera 

'All I can say is good luck to them, I can't claim it's mine' - Irish director Neil Jordan distances himself from Sky drama Riviera  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
He's the box-office name who created Sky Atlantic's biggest drama of the year Riviera - but now it seems Neil Jordan wants nothing to do with the project.
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A Song for Older Life, a poem by Ron Carey

A Song for Older Life, a poem by Ron Carey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This poem was commissioned for the Bealtaine Festival, Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity as we age
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‘Do I Dare Disturb The Universe?’ Gavin Corbett The Stinging Fly

‘Do I Dare Disturb The Universe?’ Gavin Corbett The Stinging Fly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sean or Ian or Augustine or Eustace or Keith or whoever he was: until I met him, I would not have believed such people existed in our little country. Back in my flat I knew I had a sketch for a story, this despite almost none of the man‘s statements being of use to me. … Continue reading "‘Do I Dare Disturb The Universe?’"
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'Everyone predicted the end': How Ireland's Indie Bookshops are surviving in the Amazon age

'Everyone predicted the end': How Ireland's Indie Bookshops are surviving in the Amazon age | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Independent Book Shop week starts today, celebrating the great and the good of the indie bookseller.
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Sebastian Barry praises the importance of bookshops after winning IBW award | The Bookseller

Sebastian Barry has said that bookshops have taken a “quantum leap” of importance in this “strange new world” upon winning the Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) award.
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Abbey Theatre to stage premiere outside Dublin for the first time

Abbey Theatre to stage premiere outside Dublin for the first time | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Adaptation of Ken Loach film Jimmy’s Hall to be debuted in Leitrim where it is set
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New Short Book Reviews – June 2017

New Short Book Reviews – June 2017 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  Late as usual, life (and festivals, events, work etc.) getting in the way, but here are my latest very short reviews of stuff I've read recently.   David Sedaris - Theft By Finding As someone who has read and loved him for years this is just brilliant. His actual diaries from 1977 right the way through 2002. Fascinating and funny in and of themselves, I do wonder though if you'd find them as interesting if you'd never read any of his collections. I loved it though.   Sally Rooney - Conversations With Friends This highly anticipated debut novel was…
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Room – Abbey Theatre – Review

Room – Abbey Theatre – Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Room - Abbey Theatre - Review by Patrick Viale Until July 22nd Following the hugely successful film version of Emma Donoghue's 2010 novel, Room, which won an Oscar for best actress for Brie Larson in the role of Ma, the story has now been adapted for stage by Donoghue and will run in the Abbey…
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Colin O’Shea – Old Wood

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Colin O'Shea has just finished a creative writing degree at NUIG and enjoys writing about anything that interests him, being inspired by stories heard or seen at some point along the way. He has been writing for as long as he can remember. To date, he has one short story accepted for publication in the…
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NYT Review: Nick Laird dazzles ear and eye with his kinetic prose

NYT Review: Nick Laird dazzles ear and eye with his kinetic prose | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Northern Ireland and Papua New Guinea don’t seem so different in Nick Laird’s new novel, “Modern Gods.”
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‘Considerably upset’ Neil Jordan disowns Riviera TV drama

‘Considerably upset’ Neil Jordan disowns Riviera TV drama | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Oscar-winning writer objects to sexual scenes and new dialogue being added to his script
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Painting of eyes of Irish writers and poets donated to National Library of Ireland

Painting of eyes of Irish writers and poets donated to National Library of Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The artist said, “I’ve always felt that you can tell a lot about a person through their eyes.”
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Haiku na Seachtaine

Haiku na Seachtaine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
<p>Haiku i nGaeilge agus i mBéarla ag freagairt d’ealaín an Impriseanaí Mheiriceánaigh Childe Hassam. Leagan Béarla na hAlban: John McDonald (Dún Éideann) Leagan Seapáinise: Mariko Sumikura (Kyoto)</p>
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Neil Jordan has publicly disowned Riviera which he wrote with John Banville

Neil Jordan has publicly disowned Riviera which he wrote with John Banville | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
After opening to huge ratings, it's kind of odd for any showrunner or writer to disown something successful - but that's pretty much what Neil Jordan has done w
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ILS Norwich 2017

ILS Norwich 2017 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Today is the first day in 26 consecutive days where I have not been at a literary event. Tonight is the first night in 15  nights where I have not ended up in the pub talking about bookish things, ("How great is Sally Rooney?" "Aren't book festival tote bags so much better if they have…
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Mike McCormack: ‘On my fifth book I’m a debutante’

Mike McCormack: ‘On my fifth book I’m a debutante’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The cult Irish writer is back with a prize-winning novel, Solar Bones, after a decade in the doldrums
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Benjamin Black (John Banville) WOLF ON A STRING - Unmasking Magic and Murder in the Best New Crime

Benjamin Black (John Banville) WOLF ON A STRING - Unmasking Magic and Murder in the Best New Crime | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Alchemists and archaeologists are among the characters in this week’s mystery column. Also crooked cops and a very sad, very dead homeless man.
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Top poets gather to discuss international appointment | Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Top poets gather to discuss international appointment
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