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Mary Morrissy interview: 'The romance of a crimson coat'

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Here's an interview I did with Reuters - this has appeared in media as far-flung as the Hindustan Times.  Reuters writer David Cutler put this one together and did a great job. When the Irish 20th ...

 

When the Irish 20th century playwright Sean O’Casey (above)  came to write his autobiography, he failed to mention the impoverished last decade of his only sister’s life. It was this act of ‘literary murder’ that prompted Irish writer Mary Morrissy to write The Rising of Bella Casey, published  under the Brandon imprint by O’Brien Press, Ireland’s leading children’s publisher, in its first foray into adult fiction.

Morrissy, a historical novelist who has been described as “Ireland’s Hilary Mantel”, published her first novel, Mother of Pearl, in 1995. Her second novel, The Pretender, was the fictional portrait of a woman who convinced the world she was the Grand Duchess Anastasia and had survived the slaughter of Russia’s Tsar Nicholas II and his family by the Bolsheviks in 1918.

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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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Christy Nolan: Documentary on One - Dam-burst of Dreams

Christy Nolan:  Documentary on One - Dam-burst of Dreams | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The extraordinary story of Christy Nolan, Irish poet and author disabled at birth by severe cerebral palsey leaving him paralysed from the neck down (Broadcast 1981).
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Words to the wise by Mary O'Donnell

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An Irishwoman’s Diary on discovery, art and language
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An essay on Brendan Kennelly by Patricia McCarthy published in The London Magazine

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Childrens Laureate | Exciting times ahead with Once Upon A Place story tour

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A Joycean link to the ICS - Irish Times

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A Joycean link to the ICS Irish Times “While it was overtaken by other building societies, which expanded enormously in the 1960s and 1970s, the Irish Civil Service Building Society did well enough to build itself new offices embracing its old...
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First Seattle Beckett Festival off to promising start - The Seattle Times

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First Seattle Beckett Festival off to promising start The Seattle Times At West of Lenin, a diverse, invigorating collection of four short plays from Samuel Beckett kicks off the Seattle Beckett Festival, a citywide collaboration between arts...
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Seamus Heaney centre plan approved - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Seamus Heaney centre plan approved - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Plans for a new centre to commemorate Seamus Heaney have been given the go-ahead, Northern Ireland's Environment Minister has announced.
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Muldoon’s Picnic

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Doyle trilogy named as One Book festival's bumper read - Irish Independent

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Doyle trilogy named as One Book festival's bumper read
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... City One Book include At Swim Two Birds by Flann O' Brien, Dracula by Bram Stoker and Ghost Light by Joseph O'Connor.
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This Is What It Was Like to Go to James Joyce's Birthday Party - Padraic Colum

This Is What It Was Like to Go to James Joyce's Birthday Party - Padraic Colum | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
And have him tell you what his favorite novels were. 
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Two Irish-language productions to hit Dublin's stages - Irish Times

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Two Irish-language productions to hit Dublin's stages
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The show takes its inspiration from the poetry of three Nobel prize-winning writers: Seamus Heaney, W.B. Yeats and Samuel Beckett.
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Carl Köhler's funky take on famous authors including James Joyce

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Swedish artist Carl Köhler (1919-2006) liked to make portraits of authors and artists. A collection of digital prints of his author portraits is on display now at the Houston Public Library.
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Poem of the Week by John Montague: "... a spell to bless the silence."

Poem of the Week by John Montague: "... a spell to bless the silence." | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Montague's most recent volume, Speech Lessons, is full of lyrical poems about childhood, memory, and family. Our selection for today stands out from this subject matter as a poem about poetry ...
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Edna O'Brien's Night is all passion, all mind

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Night, Edna O'Brien's short stylistic masterpiece, gave new and fierce expression to female sexuality Continue reading...
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10 great books by Irish women

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In the final part of our series on influential books by women writers, we focus on Irish authors
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History of the Rain by Niall Williams, review: 'other-worldly and quaint' - Telegraph

History of the Rain by Niall Williams, review: 'other-worldly and quaint' - Telegraph | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Francesca Wade salutes a lyrical treasure
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Samuel Beckett's articulation of unceasing inner speech

Samuel Beckett's articulation of unceasing inner speech | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The literal sounds in his characters' minds express a subtle and revealing understanding of how we all talk to ourselves
Hearing voices: what's your experience when reading?
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Catholicism After Catholicism in Irish Poetry // Articles // breac // University of Notre Dame

Catholicism After Catholicism in Irish Poetry // Articles // breac // University of Notre Dame | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
RT @winbassett: "thinking about religion evidenced in Irish literature was, at best, theologically impoverished" http://t.co/87jDu4HcpW
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New Seamus Heaney collection to be published

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An anthology of later work by the Nobel laureate will feature a last poem, In Time, written for his granddaughter Síofra Seamus Heaney obituary by Neil CorcoranA poem written for his granddaughter and never published before in the UK will form part...
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[Annotation] | A Portrait of the Artist as a Syphilitic, by Kevin Birmingham | Harper's Magazine

[Annotation] | A Portrait of the Artist as a Syphilitic, by Kevin Birmingham | Harper's Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Revisiting James Joyce's medical record
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A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing for Theatre Festival - RTE.ie

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A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing for Theatre Festival
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The novel follows the inner narrative of a girl from birth to age twenty as she tries to make sense of things amidst oppressive Catholicism and deprivation.
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Irish fiction at Edinburgh with Donal Ryan and Michèle Forbes podcast

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Guardian first book award winner Donal Ryan takes us back to County Tipperary, while Michèle Forbes heads to Belfast for a novel of submerged secrets Continue reading...
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Door into the Dark opened the portals to a different future - Andrew Motion

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Andrew Motion: A book that changed me: How the ‘slap and squelch’ of Seamus Heaney’s poems propelled me into verse
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The Guardian: Julian Gough launches 'Litcoin' Kickstarter to 'remodel the economics of reading'

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TheNews: Writer crowdfunds time spent working on new novel with promise to send postcards – some written in his own blood – to readers who buy in

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Joseph O'Neill: Dubai is where the West is heading - Telegraph.co.uk

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Telegraph.co.uk Joseph O'Neill: Dubai is where the West is heading Telegraph.co.uk His new novel, The Dog, has been included on the Man Booker Prize longlist and, with the prize open to Americans for the first time this year, O'Neill now qualifies...
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