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Poet Seamus Heaney dies aged 74 - Independent.ie

Poet Seamus Heaney dies aged 74 - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
ACCLAIMED poet Seamus Heaney has died aged 74.

 

A statement issued by his family this morning confirmed his passing.

“The death has taken place of Seamus Heaney.  The poet and Nobel Laureate died in hospital in Dublin this morning after a short illness,” the statement read.

Recognised by many as the best Irish poet since WB Yeats, he was a teacher before embarking on a career in poetry which led to him winning the Nobel prize for literature in 1995.

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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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In praise of Lisa McInerney, by Julian Gough

In praise of Lisa McInerney, by Julian Gough | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish women writers: ‘Her work had an incredibly refreshing, no-bullshit energy, her sentences were slangy, 5 per cent as Gaeilge, and swung like jazz, and her sense of humour was explosive, dangerous and original’
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Martine Madden Wins Limerick Literary Festival’s Best New Irish Writer

Martine Madden Wins Limerick Literary Festival’s Best New Irish Writer | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The O’Brien Press is pleased to announce that Martine Madden was announced as the Limerick Literary Festival’s Best New Irish Writer for her debut novel, Anyush.
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Haiku na seachtaine

Haiku na seachtaine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tá lúcháir ar Tuairisc.ie togra nua i gcomhar leis an scríbhneoir Gabriel Rosenstock a fhógairt. Foilseofar ‘Haikiu na Seachtaine’ gach Máirt.
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Poetrybeat |1| Feat: Ireland's Brave New Voices - HeadStuff

Poetrybeat |1| Feat: Ireland's Brave New Voices - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The first Poetrybeat featuring books, competitions, events and more from the Irish Poetry World for the month of March.
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Paul Durcan and Joseph O’Neill to read at Cúirt

Paul Durcan and Joseph O’Neill to read at Cúirt | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The poets Paul Durcan and John Montague, as well as the Booker nominated novelist Joseph O’Neill will read at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature which will  run from April 21 to 27 in venues across Galway city and county.
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In praise of Jennifer Johnston, by Dermot Bolger

In praise of Jennifer Johnston, by Dermot Bolger | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers: ‘Johnston has quietly got on with the business of producing a distinctive oeuvre of tightly controlled novels, short in size and huge in emotional impact’
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In praise of Dorothy Molloy, by Michael Foley

In praise of Dorothy Molloy, by Michael Foley | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish Women Writers: ‘her poetry is not only compelling in itself but for its vision of a female Ireland struggling out of traditional confinements and desperate to be free but angry, conflicted and haunted’
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In praise of Annabel Davis-Goff, by Sarah Davis-Goff

In praise of Annabel Davis-Goff, by Sarah Davis-Goff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish women writers: ‘The novels are patient, rich and beautiful.
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The Pillowman – Gaiety Theatre – Review

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The Pillowman – by Martin McDonagh
Gaiety Theatre – 2 March 2015 – 14 March 2015
The play opens with a writer, Katurian, waiting to be interrogated in a room. He is joined by two policemen who start to question him for an unspecified crime.
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In praise of Christine Dwyer Hickey, by John Montague

In praise of Christine Dwyer Hickey, by John Montague | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers: ‘Novelist, short-story writer and playwright, as diverse and original a talent as one could hope to find’
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In praise of Lady Gregory, by Lisa Coen

In praise of Lady Gregory, by Lisa Coen | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish women writers: ‘Gregory’s translations weren’t perfunctory; they were vibrant, gory fun’
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In praise of Edna O’Brien, by Mary Costello

In praise of Edna O’Brien, by Mary Costello | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish women writers: ‘Edna wears no armour, and the thought of her bravery and the weight of feeling she’s carried around for eight decades, almost breaks me’
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The End – The Dolmen Theatre, Dublin

The End – The Dolmen Theatre, Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Cathal Quinn Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Originally staged as part of Mouth on Fire’s Men Like Us production in Smock Alley, The End was such a popular success that it has been developed into its own stand-alone...
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Daniel Mulhall - WB Yeats and the Ireland of his Time - 23 Mar 2015 - Oxford Literary Festival

Daniel Mulhall - WB Yeats and the Ireland of his Time - 23 Mar 2015 - Oxford Literary Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
WB Yeats and the Ireland of his Time - Daniel Mulhall
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In praise of Peig Sayers, by Sara Baume

In praise of Peig Sayers, by Sara Baume | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish women writers: ‘Elegant prose it isn’t, but there are few authors with a more authentically Irish voice.
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Reading books as children shaped the adults these well-known Irish people became

Reading books as children shaped the adults these well-known Irish people became | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jonathan de Burca Butler talks to well-known faces about why reading made them who they are.
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In praise of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, by John McAuliffe

In praise of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, by John McAuliffe | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish women writers: ‘For nearly 50 years, she has written such unprogrammatic, rhythmically inventive and, crucially, original poems’
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Thalia Book Club: Colm Tóibín Nora Webster at Symphony Space

Thalia Book Club: Colm Tóibín Nora Webster at Symphony Space | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colm Tóibín, beloved Irish author of Brooklyn in conversation about his newest novel, with Siri Hustvedt (The Blazing World). Fiona Shaw (True Blood, Harry Potter series) will read an excerpt.
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In praise of Anne Enright, by Nuala Ní Chonchúir - Irish Times

In praise of Anne Enright, by Nuala Ní Chonchúir - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish women writers: ‘She writes a kind of Irishness that is close to the bone: honest, hilarious, melancholic and a little bit painful to read.
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The Pillowman has them rolling in the aisles at the Gaiety despite gruesome themes lurking in the shadows

The Pillowman has them rolling in the aisles at the Gaiety despite gruesome themes lurking in the shadows | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tackling dark subjects of police brutality, child abuse and murder, you'll feel bad for laughing
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Paris Review: Colin Barrett Talks About His Approach to the Short Story

Paris Review: Colin Barrett Talks About His Approach to the Short Story | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“Characters can say and do and think crazy things. But you have to be able to put them down into a chair in a credible way. Start there, and work out.”
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The Pillowman – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

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Writer: Martin McDonagh Director: Andrew Flynn Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman is a movement away from the more well known rural Irish landscapes of his famed Leenane Trilogy.
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An Oft-overlooked Irish lesbian love story Charlotte Ryan re-evaluates Emma Donoghue's Hood ... - The University Times

An Oft-overlooked Irish lesbian love story Charlotte Ryan re-evaluates Emma Donoghue's Hood ... - The University Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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It is a sad reality that in the Ireland of decades gone by the term “Irish lesbian love story” sounded like a paradox.
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