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Behind the curtain: the dark arts of dramaturgy

Behind the curtain: the dark arts of dramaturgy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Help the writer deliver the best play possible. Get the basics right early. Do very little for a successful show, then claim the credit. Welcome to the tricks of the dramaturg’s trade
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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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On Reading ‘Portrait of the Artist’ as a Young Man

On Reading ‘Portrait of the Artist’ as a Young Man | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For years, I thought literature belonged only to others. James Joyce taught me I was wrong.
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Anthony Cronin: Poetry, politics and this all too short life

Anthony Cronin: Poetry, politics and this all too short life | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Cronin has had many lives: as a bar-stool confidant to Irish literary giants, adviser to Haughey and a renowned poet
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“The Middle of April” by Fióna Bolger

“The Middle of April” by Fióna Bolger | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Middle of April After Robert Hass i whan that Aprille with his shoures soote the droghte of March hath perced to the roote my grandfather quotes Chaucer from the vinyl ii he knows more now we will too soon iii in the spring pelmet of green in ...
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No Country for Old Men: 21st Century Irish Writers Liz Nugent & Danielle McLaughlin on Transformations Personal & Public

No Country for Old Men: 21st Century Irish Writers Liz Nugent & Danielle McLaughlin on Transformations Personal & Public | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eventbrite - The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center presents No Country for Old Men: 21st Century Irish Writers Liz Nugent & Danielle McLaughlin on Transformations Personal & Public - Friday, May 27, 2016 at New York...
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An Irish literary festival calendar for the next few weeks

An Irish literary festival calendar for the next few weeks | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish and international authors are all set to read from and discuss their work at a host of events over the next few weeks. Here are some of the highlights for your diary
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Roisín O’Donnell: How to publish a debut (in 17 steps)

Roisín O’Donnell: How to publish a debut (in 17 steps) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The author of Wild Quiet retraces her baby steps as a writer, from dictating stories to her mum before she could hold a pencil to learning to let go as her debut is published
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Maeve Brennan story: The Day We Got Our Own Back

Maeve Brennan story: The Day We Got Our Own Back | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In 1922, when she was five, unfriendly men with revolvers raided the Brennan family home in Ranelagh, Dublin, in search of Maeve’s father, who was on the run
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The Guardian:Sarah Crossan wins the Irish children's book of the year

The Guardian:Sarah Crossan wins the Irish children's book of the year | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A moving story of conjoined twins written in verse sweeps to victory at the Children’s Books Ireland awards 2016, with Louise O’Neill receiving the Honour award
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New musical celebrates James Joyce’s muse, his wife Nora Barnacle (VIDEOS)

New musical celebrates James Joyce’s muse, his wife Nora Barnacle (VIDEOS) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An interview with Jonathan Brielle, composer of “Himself and Nora.”
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Nuala O'Connor-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENT

Nuala O'Connor-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENT | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Publishers Weekly has announced my new novel so I guess I can too :) Coming, most likely, in 2018.
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Poem of the week: The Ash Plant by Seamus Heaney

Poem of the week: The Ash Plant by Seamus Heaney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Written in memory of his cattle-farming father, this tribute lends him a kind of mythical power as a guide to knowing both life and death
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Mike McCormack: ‘I had the canny idea of writing a long sentence instead of a book’

Mike McCormack: ‘I had the canny idea of writing a long sentence instead of a book’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In his novel Solar Bones, McCormack has written an expansive tale about a ghost, which is also a ‘hymn to engineers’
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Theatre review: Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Theatre review: Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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The achievement of Jessie Lendennie

The achievement of Jessie Lendennie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
THERE IS a memory, somewhat hazy, probably romanticised, of the shop door opening one morning in the early eighties, and a young, statuesque, lady sailing in, wearing a flowing colourful cloak, somewhat reminiscent of an Adrienne Monnier or a Sylvia Beach.
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Colm Tóibín: The Sentence Starting a Book

Colm Tóibín: The Sentence Starting a Book | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In this short video, Colm Tóibín – known for acclaimed novels such as ‘Brooklyn’ and ‘The Master’ – discusses the important function of a novel’s first sentence as a catalyst for the rest of the book.
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Listowel Writers’ Week decides against Israeli funding

Listowel Writers’ Week decides against Israeli  funding | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Concerns raised over acceptance of Israeli funds for expenses of author Savyon Liebrecht
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The Irish Short Story That Never Ends by John O'Donoghue - winner of The Irish Post's Listowel Writers' Week creative writing competition - Irish Post

The Irish Short Story That Never Ends by John O'Donoghue - winner of The Irish Post's Listowel Writers' Week creative writing competition - Irish Post | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Brighton's John O'Donoghue has been named as the winner of the 2016 Irish Post Listowel Writers' Week creative writing competition
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Podcast: New Irish Writing | Granta Magazine

Podcast: New Irish Writing | Granta Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Peggy Hughes, Sally Rooney, Lucy Caldwell and Sara Baume discuss their work, the state of Irish writing and the place of technology in literature.
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Gate Theatre’s multimedia archive to be digitised by NUIG

Gate Theatre’s multimedia archive to be digitised by NUIG | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Project includes hundreds of videos, scripts and programmes
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Illustrator Lynch appointed Ireland's children's laureate | The Bookseller

Illustrator Lynch appointed Ireland's children's laureate | The Bookseller | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A picture book illustrator from Belfast, PJ Lynch, has been named as Ireland's new children’s laureate.
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Interview with Irish Poet & Playwright Stephen James Smith

Interview with Irish Poet & Playwright Stephen James Smith | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Met up with @sjsWORDS for an inspirational talk poetry, gargle and life. #dublin #poetry it https://t.co/nYSMl5jl36 https://t.co/hdKbpO3KWP
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Crossan scoops Ireland's Children's Book of the Year Award

Crossan scoops Ireland's Children's Book of the Year Award | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Carnegie Medal and YA Book Prize-shortlisted author Sarah Crossan has won the 26th CBI Book of the Year Award - making her the fourth author ever to win both the Book of the Year Award and the Children’s Choice award with her title One (Bloomsbury...
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Brighton author John O'Donoghue wins the 2016 Irish Post Listowel Writers' Week creative writing competition - Irish Post

Brighton author John O'Donoghue wins the 2016 Irish Post Listowel Writers' Week creative writing competition - Irish Post | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The 2016 winner of The Irish Post Listowel Writers' Week creative writing competition is John O’Donoghue from Brighton.
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Irish author Lucy Caldwell tells how son's brush with death inspired most deeply personal work 

Irish author Lucy Caldwell tells how son's brush with death inspired most deeply personal work  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
While many budding authors will have been encouraged to "write what you know", Lucy Caldwell always took the opposite to be true.
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