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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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Roddy Doyle book sent to UK prisons to encourage reading among inmates - Irish Independent

Roddy Doyle book sent to UK prisons to encourage reading among inmates - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dublin author Roddy Doyle's book Dead Man Talking, has been put on a list of novels that will be sent to prisoners in the UK as part of a campaign to encourage reading.
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Hooked on Poetry – Montague at the National Gallery – 19 April

Hooked on Poetry – Montague at the National Gallery – 19 April | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Hooked on Poetry’.
Poet John Montague in conversation with Professor Emeritus Ciarán Benson.
 
3.00pm
Sunday 19 April
Lecture Theatre, National Gallery of Ireland
Free talk, no booking necessary.
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Interview: Julian Gough, author and Trinity Writer Fellow

Interview: Julian Gough, author and Trinity Writer Fellow | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish author Julian Gough has just announced his latest book, Infinite, after selling the rights to Picador.
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Age shall not weary them: Diana Athill, 97, and Edna O'Brien, 84, are stars of London book fair

Age shall not weary them: Diana Athill, 97, and Edna O'Brien, 84, are stars of London book fair | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Athill will publish Alive, Alive Oh! next year, it is revealed, while O’Brien has a new novel about love on the way
Diana Athill published her previous memoir, a Costa award-winning, and bestselling, reflection on ageing and death, at the age of 90.
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Irish Poet Paula Meehan to Receive 19th O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry - Newsroom

Irish Poet Paula Meehan to Receive 19th O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry - Newsroom | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
She will give a public reading here April 24.
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Litro Interview | Paul McVeigh ‘The Good Son’

Litro Interview | Paul McVeigh ‘The Good Son’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Those people in the IRA they could easily justify their actions by saying ‘well, because I love Ireland I did this’ the ends justify the means.
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Joseph O’Connor hails Michael Hartnett at festival opening

Joseph O’Connor hails Michael Hartnett at festival opening | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
ACCLAIMED Irish novelist Joseph O’Connor has opened Éigse Michael Hartnett, the annual festival celebrating the life and work of the Limerick poet, which runs this weekend.
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Nessa O'Mahony will spend April at the University of Baltimore as a poet-in-residence

Nessa O'Mahony will spend April at the University of Baltimore as a poet-in-residence | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – The Lowry, Salford

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – The Lowry, Salford | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer: John Boyne Adaptor: Angus Jackson Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Donna Kelly John Boyne’s best-selling novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas has been adapted for stage in a hard-hitting, powerful and emotional production that is sure to tug...
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Lally the Scut – The MAC, Belfast

Lally the Scut – The MAC, Belfast | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer: Abbie Spallen Director: Michael Duke Reviewer: Caitriona M. Reilly If the audience were to take one thing from Tinderbox’s and The MAC’s new production, Lally the Scut, it would be that playwright Abbie Spallen is pissed off.
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How to Tell if Your Manuscript Is Ready for Submission | Tramp Press

How to Tell if Your Manuscript Is Ready for Submission | Tramp Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Independent Irish Publisher
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Review: Gerard Smyth: A Song of Elsewhere; Frank Ormsby: Goat’s Milk; Enda Wylie: Borrowed Space

Review: Gerard Smyth: A Song of Elsewhere; Frank Ormsby: Goat’s Milk; Enda Wylie: Borrowed Space | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Other lives and other places captured in verse
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Meet the Poet |3| Doireann Ní Ghríofa - HeadStuff

Meet the Poet |3| Doireann Ní Ghríofa - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Alvy Carragher speaks to Doireann Ní Ghríofa about her new collection 'Clasp,' her influences, becoming a poet and being a twitter addict.
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In Conversation with Paul McVeigh

In Conversation with Paul McVeigh | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Born in Belfast, Paul McVeigh began his writing career as a playwright before moving to London where he wrote comedy shows, which were performed at the Edinburgh Festival and in …
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The Saturday poem by Paul Durcan: The Laughing Receptionist in the GP’s Surgery

The Saturday poem by Paul Durcan: The Laughing Receptionist in the GP’s Surgery | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
by Paul DurcanWhen I nip into the GP’s surgery To pick up a repeat prescription For anti-depressants and sleeping pills I find the fair-haired receptionist On her elbows with laughter, For no reason other than that this April day Is all sunlight...
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The Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction 2005-2015 by Eileen Casey

The Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction 2005-2015 by Eileen Casey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A book launch is mostly an enjoyable event, similar in many ways to the birth of a new life. Hot from the press, a book, like the fresh faced new arrival, is examined with a forensic eye. Followed by a sigh of relief when all is as it should be.
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DruidShakespeare’s three wise kings | Limerick Post Newspaper

DruidShakespeare’s three wise kings | Limerick Post Newspaper | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Aisling O'Sullivan is Henry V in this Henriad cycle. June 23 to 27 at Lime Tree by Rose Rushe PLAYWRIGHT Mark O'Rowe is a scorch-hot ticket in Irish theatre.
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What qualities should the Abbey Theatre be looking for in its new director?

What qualities should the Abbey Theatre be looking for in its new director? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The director of the National Theatre must be a realist and a dreamer
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INTERVIEW: MARY COSTELLO

INTERVIEW: MARY COSTELLO | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  Mary Costello comes from Galway but she lives in Dublin. Her first book, a collection of short stories entitled The China Factory (2012) was published by the Stinging Fly Press to great accl...
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Haiku na seachtaine…

Haiku na seachtaine… | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Haikiu na Seachtaine’ – Leagan Gaeilge le Gabriel Rosenstock de dhán eile leis an údar Albanach John McDonald
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New Irish writers tackle culture in Camden

New Irish writers tackle culture in Camden | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
EMERGING Irish writers will take part in a discussion entitled ‘Counterparts’ exploring Irish culture at the London Irish Centre on April 25.  New writing talent reading and speaking at the event include 31-year-old David McGrath, whose debut...
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Literary listings: UCC's literary journal, Gallipoli 100, Bealtaine, Hays ... - Irish Times

Literary listings: UCC's literary journal, Gallipoli 100, Bealtaine, Hays ... - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Upcoming events in the books world
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It’s Still a Scandal! Something is Missing in Ulysses

It’s Still a Scandal! Something is Missing in Ulysses | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Something is missing in Ulysses—which could be called romanticism, or the ideal, or the metaphysical; and its absence is the deep reason why Joyce’s early readers were so alarmed, and why it can still disturb.
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