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Patrick Chapman Interview

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In the first of a series of short interviews with some of our previous contributors, we welcome Patrick Chapman back to the Burning Bush 2 for a quick grilling. How long have you been writing? Abou...
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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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Congratulations, Gerard. That's great.
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Q&A with David Butler – Shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2015

Q&A with David Butler – Shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
David Butler is the author of three novels: The Last European, The Judas Kiss and his most recent, City of Dis, is shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2015. He has also publi
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What Philip Glass Learned From Samuel Beckett - The New Yorker

What Philip Glass Learned From Samuel Beckett - The New Yorker | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A piece of advice Beckett once gave Glass throws light on the composer’s ever-growing body of work.
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Watch the Opening Credits of an Imaginary 70s Cop Show Starring Samuel Beckett

Watch the Opening Credits of an Imaginary 70s Cop Show Starring Samuel Beckett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Samuel Beckett: avant-garde dramatist, brooding Nobel Prize winner, poet, and…gritty television detective?

Sadly, no, but he had the makings of a great one, at least as cut together by playwright Danny Thompson, cofounder of Chicago’s Theater Oobleck.
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Ireland's newest novelists aged just 14 and 16 have short stories published - Irish Independent

Ireland's newest novelists aged just 14 and 16 have short stories published - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Two young Irish novelists aged just 14 and 16 have been announced as the winners of the Eason Creates creative writing national competition.
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heidiw66's curator insight, May 6, 8:38 AM

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Knappe prestatie!

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Electric Picnic, by Elaine Feeney

Electric Picnic, by Elaine Feeney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Apsu of the abyss near Athlone
Feels her little breasts thumping
Her heart kept shy to the world
By two delicate strings,
And a layer of neon.
She has flowers in her hair.
Plastic cerise coarse things
Knotted in little wispy strands.
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Poetry at Rosies - Harolds Cross

Poetry at Rosies - Harolds Cross | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Thursday 7th May in the upper room, Rosie O’Grady’s at 8pm   Enjoy an evening of poetry at Rosie O’Grady’s in the company of well-known poets who either live in or have connections with Harold’s Cross. Introduced by Hugh McFadden, participating poets are Hugh, Alan Moore, Catherine Ann
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Francis Ledwidge: Farm labourer to war poet - Irish Times

Francis Ledwidge: Farm labourer to war poet - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Meath poet Francis Ledwidge accurately predicted the posthumous fate (until so very recently) of the thousands of Irishmen who died in the first World War
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Theatre review: Before Monsters Were Made

Theatre review: Before Monsters Were Made | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The absorbing mystery of Ross Dungan’s play is: why do we trust authority, in our families or in our stories, and what happens when it collapses?
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Mary Costello on the twinkle in Edna O’Brien’s eye

Mary Costello on the twinkle in Edna O’Brien’s eye | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mary Costello’s tribute to the author who inspired her: ‘she is in person, like her writing, open and trusting, searingly honest, gleeful, mischievous too’
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Anu issue 32/ A New Ulster

The May issue of A New Ulster featuring the works of Rehan Qayoom, Katie Lewington, Michael Mc Aloran, John Doyle, David McLean, Caliean Jack, Peter O’Neill, Richard Halperin, P.W. Bridgman, John Byrne, Strider Marcus Jones, Alistair Graham, Michael J. Whelan and Jack Grady
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2015 Longlist | The Frank O'Connor Short Story Award


2015 Longlist


Longlist for 2015 AwardTITLEAUTHORPUBLISHERHalf a Creature from the SeaAlmond, David (UK)WalkerThe Emerald Light in the AirAntrim, Donald (USA)Farrar, Straus, GirouxStone MattressAtwood, Margaret (Canada)BloomsburyRefundBender, Karen E. (USA)Counterpoint PressPondBennett, Claire-Louise (UK)Stinging Fly
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Debut story collection from NY-based Irish writer

Debut story collection from NY-based Irish writer | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Andrew Fox grew up in Skerries but is now resident in the USA. He has just published a debut collection of stories, Over Our Heads, which has received enthusiastic endorsements from both Kevin Barry and Roddy Doyle.
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New John Montague poem published to mark Poetry Day Ireland

New John Montague poem published to mark Poetry Day Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Bird Boy’ by acclaimed Irish poet is published as part of national poetry day, which features 50 events around the country
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Dermot Bolger & John Sheahan - Phizzfest 2015

Monday 4th May was a special night in Phibsborough when Dublin legends Dermot Bolger and John Sheahan came to Phizzfest and entertained us with music, poetry and…
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New 'Ulysses Centre' allocated €2.5m funding - UTV Ireland

New 'Ulysses Centre' allocated €2.5m funding - UTV Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A proposed €10 million Ulysses Centre in Dublin has been given €2.5 million in funding from Fáilte Ireland’s Capital Programme.
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How an Irish writer resonates with an American reader-Eddie Stack

How an Irish writer resonates with an American reader-Eddie Stack | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sherry Perkins What makes books resonate with readers? What makes them touch us, pull us in, transport us, make us emotionally invested in the words, in the characters? If I can laugh, giggle, blush, cheer, empathise, sympathise, cringe, get mad, or cry at characters’ heartbreak, sadness or longing, I am devoted to them and therefore…
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Hugo Weaving: 'Beckett has the most amazing sense of humour'

Hugo Weaving: 'Beckett has the most amazing sense of humour' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Appearing in concurrent productions of Endgame in Sydney and Melbourne, former co-stars Hugo Weaving and Luke Mullins talk about their forthcoming reunion in Waiting for Godot in London
What is the collective noun for Samuel Beckett plays?
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A Former Country Girl Catches Fire In 'The Love Object' - NPR

A Former Country Girl Catches Fire In 'The Love Object' - NPR | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Edna O'Brien's first novel was burned in the small Irish village of her birth. The Love Object collects more than 30 of her fiery tales of religion and repression in "a land of sacrificial women."
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Delayed honour: the Irish war poets - Irish Times

Delayed honour: the Irish war poets - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The politics they returned to mean it is only in recent years that the stories of the Irish men and women who died – and wrote – in the Great War have been heard
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Poetry Collection Published In Aid Of RNLI

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The RNLI have published a poetry anthology to raise funds for the organisation. ‘The Sea’ features poems from some of Ireland’s finest poets. The first poem is entitled ‘In The Beginning 1’, and wa...
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The Irish Times Book Club Mary Costello

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Join the Irish Times Book Club to discuss literature, books and writing styles with your favourite authors and fellow readers
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Unthinkable: What’s the use of poetry?

Unthinkable: What’s the use of poetry? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Science ‘doesn’t do feelings’ but it should not ignore poetic truths, argues physicist and poet Iggy McGovern
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WB Yeats: Professor Margaret Mills Harper, Director of the Yeats International Summer School, assesses the poet's legacy

WB Yeats: Professor Margaret Mills Harper, Director of the Yeats International Summer School, assesses the poet's legacy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
If I were to use one word to describe WB Yeats, I think I'd say (very unpoetically) he's big. In his lifetime, he was physically tall and personally extravagant. Artistically, political
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Glassland director to take Irish writer’s debut novel to big screen | The Sunday Times

Glassland director to take Irish writer’s debut novel to big screen | The Sunday Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Anthony Trollope: an Irish writer | OUPblog

Anthony Trollope: an Irish writer | OUPblog | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Nathaniel Hawthorne famously commented that Anthony Trollope’s quintessentially English novels were written on the "strength of beef and through the inspiration of ale … these books are just as English as a beef-steak.” In like mode, Irish critic Stephen Gwynn said Trollope was “as English as John Bull.” But unlike the other great Victorian English writers, Trollope became Trollope by leaving his homeland and making his life across the water in Ireland, and achieving there his first successes there in both his post office and his literary careers.
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