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Lippy lads: A meditation on meaninglessness

Lippy lads: A meditation on meaninglessness | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
If a suicide pact in Leixlip was a pointless tragedy, how can an experimental theatre maker and a traditional playwright make sense of it?
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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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Two Irish authors on Booker longlist

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Two Irish writers, Niall Williams and Joseph O'Neill, have been longlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize.
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Dublin teacher Rob Doyle lands book deal with Harry Potter publishers - Independent.ie

Dublin teacher Rob Doyle lands book deal with Harry Potter publishers - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dubliner Rob Doyle has struck gold with his debut novel as his 
book has been snapped up by the publisher of the Harry Potter series.
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Southword Journal-Short Story by Billy O'Callaghan

Southword Journal-Short Story by Billy O'Callaghan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Bloomsbury to bring “Dublin’s Trainspotting” to the masses

Bloomsbury to bring “Dublin’s Trainspotting” to the masses | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Debut novelist Rob Doyle is the latest young Irish writer to have made the independent-to-major-publishing-house route to success, with Bloomsbury securing rights for his Dublin-set Here Are The Young Men.
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Playwright Marina Carr explores matters of life and death in 'Woman ...

Playwright Marina Carr explores matters of life and death in 'Woman ... | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fresh off the heels of producing Samuel Beckett's modern masterpiece Waiting For Godot, PICT Classic Theatre is back with the premiere of a compelling play by award-winning contemporary Irish playwright Marina Carr.
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Focal's Wexford Literary Festival Day 2 | Trace Literary Agency

Focal's Wexford Literary Festival Day 2 | Trace Literary Agency | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Andrew's debut novel 'The Convictions of John Delahunt' was nominated for an Irish Book Award in 2013. Lynn Marie Hulsman (US author): Lynn Marie gave a talk, 'The Funny Stuff', on the art of writing dialogue with humor.
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Academic links J.R.R. Tolkien's writings with The Burren - Clare Champion

Academic links J.R.R. Tolkien's writings with The Burren - Clare Champion | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Academic links J.R.R. Tolkien's writings with The Burren Clare Champion One of Campbell's most significant contentions is that Irish myth and the landscape were deeply embedded in Tolkien's original concept for his imagined secondary...
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Jack Reynor cast in 'The Secret Scripture' - The Irish Film Television Network

Jack Reynor cast in 'The Secret Scripture' - The Irish Film Television Network | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Irish Independent Jack Reynor cast in 'The Secret Scripture' The Irish Film Television Network Twenty two year old Wicklow native Jack Reynor ('What Richard Did'), who most recently appeared in Dublin for the premiere of 'Transformers: Age of...

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Corn Exchange plan to adapt Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing into an eighty-five minute performance at Dublin Theatre Festival

Corn Exchange plan to adapt Eimear McBride’s A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing into an eighty-five minute performance at Dublin Theatre Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Well, this year's Dublin Theatre Festival programme is out today, and I'm looking forward to spending a bit of time digesting it. There are some obvious highlights  - Thomas Ostermeier's Hamlet,  G...
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On Illustrating the Impossible: James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake : Publishing Perspectives

On Illustrating the Impossible: James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake : Publishing Perspectives | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
James Joyce's novel is an act of pure linguistic pyrotechnics, so when faced with the task of illustrating it John Vernon Lord was understandably 'bewildered.'
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Virtual Ulysses: inhabit the characters of James Joyce’s masterpiece

Virtual Ulysses: inhabit the characters of James Joyce’s masterpiece | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dublin film maker Eoghan Kidney gives Ulysses a 21st-century makeover
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Excerpt from my book Samuel Beckett’s English Poetry: Transcending the Roots of Resistance in Language. | Destiny Poets

Excerpt from my book Samuel Beckett’s English Poetry: Transcending the Roots of Resistance in Language. | Destiny Poets | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Two Irish authors make Man Booker long list

Two Irish authors make Man Booker   long list | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Niall Williams nominated for ‘History of the Rain’ and Joseph O’Neill in running for ‘The Dog’
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Irish author makes longlist for prestigious Man Booker Prize

Irish author makes longlist for prestigious Man Booker Prize | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish author Niall Williams has made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize.
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Mary O'Donnell, author: When I was 21 I wish I'd known - Independent.ie

Mary O'Donnell, author: When I was 21 I wish I'd known - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Author Mary O'Donnell on the personal knowledge she would have liked at 21.
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Poetry Awards - The shortlist for the Shine/Strong Poetry Award 2014

Poetry Awards - The shortlist for the Shine/Strong Poetry Award 2014 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
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Edna's birthplace ideal as writer's retreat - Clare Champion

Edna's birthplace ideal as writer's retreat - Clare Champion | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Clare Champion Edna's birthplace ideal as writer's retreat Clare Champion In the event that a benefactor purchased the property, I had hoped that Irish Landmark Trust, with whom I discussed the project might then assume responsibility for the...
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SEA SHANTY - Ciaran O' Driscoll

SEA SHANTY - Ciaran O' Driscoll | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This is an early, uncollected poem of disappointed love which came back to my mind on holidays here in Istria. (See my previous blogs 'Waterfronts in Istria, Croatia' and 'Did Magritte Holiday in Novigrad?
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Star of the Sea – An Taibhdhearc, Galway – Review

Star of the Sea – An Taibhdhearc, Galway – Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Star of the Sea is based on Joseph O’Connor’s book of the same name, and tells the story of a famine ship crossing the Atlantic ocean in 1847 from Cobh to New York.
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Secret Scripture the only Irish book in best-sellers - Irish Independent

Secret Scripture the only Irish book in best-sellers - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Secret Scripture the only Irish book in best-sellers
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Barry, whose novel is being made into a film this year by filmmaker Jim Sheridan, said he was very proud his novel was the best-selling Irish book.
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Programme announced for Dublin Theatre Festival

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The programme for the 2014 Dublin Theatre Festival, which takes place from September 25 to October 12, has been announced.

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Poetry and Miscellaneous Yap.......... an Irish poet's blog : In The Home by Michael O'Dea

Poetry and Miscellaneous Yap.......... an Irish poet's blog : In The Home by Michael O'Dea | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Experience and precocity:Irish Times Poetry Now shortlist Announced

Experience and precocity:Irish Times Poetry Now shortlist Announced | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Contemporary Irish poetry is doing well, as the breadth of work up for the Irish Times Poetry Now award demonstrates
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‘Staging Beckett at the Margins’ | three year collaborative research project

‘Staging Beckett at the Margins’ | three year collaborative research project | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Staging Beckett is a three year collaborative research project undertaken by the universities of Chester, Reading, and the Victoria & Albert Museum which started in September 2012, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project explores Beckett’s impact on British and Irish theatre practice and cultures while also looking at how Beckett has been staged internationally, and it is compiling a database of professional productions of Beckett’s plays in the UK and Ireland.
 
Further information on the project, including a list of our research outputs to date, can be found here:
http://www.reading.ac.uk/ftt/research/ftt-staging-beckett.aspx
Our blog can be found here: http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/staging-beckett/
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world premiere of The Mariner, by Hugo Hamilton.

Dublin Theatre Festival is an annual event showcasing the very best of Irish and international theatre across the city's stages. 25 September - 12 October 2014.
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