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A modern fable: Deirdre of the Troubles

A modern fable: Deirdre of the Troubles | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eamon Carr’s verse play is an account of his time as a reporter in the North told via an old Irish fable
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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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Garden Room Writers Artists' date with Errigal Writers

Garden Room Writers Artists' date with Errigal Writers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A blog from an Irish writers' group Garden Room Writers in Donegal about short stories, poetry, and memoir.
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Critics praise Colm Tóibín’s film debut ‘Return to Montauk’

Critics praise Colm Tóibín’s film debut ‘Return to Montauk’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Collaboration with Schlöndorff in running for Golden Bear at Berlin Film Festival
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On Last Looking into Greene’s Bookshop-Don's Dublin

On Last Looking into Greene’s Bookshop-Don's Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It was with considerable regret that I learned of the closure of one of Dublin’s oldest bookshops. It was a place of comfort – a second home - to those who spent time browsing the crammed shelves and enjoying its unique bookish smell. Oddly, there was a Post Office at the bottom of the creaky…
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Druid theatre’s deep connection with the US and efforts to fundraise

Druid theatre’s deep connection with the US and efforts to fundraise | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"The work that Druid offers is celebrated worldwide, but it’s time to acknowledge that it requires support."
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Epic new poem offers snapshot of all that's great - and infuriating - about Ireland in 2017 

Epic new poem offers snapshot of all that's great - and infuriating - about Ireland in 2017  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The words tumble out, gather pace, ease back. They slap you in the face and get under your skin. They capture much of what it means to live in Ireland today. And if you thought a commis
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Thomas McCarthy, Pandemonium, reviewed by Simon Haworth - The Manchester Review

Thomas McCarthy, Pandemonium, reviewed by Simon Haworth - The Manchester Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Thomas McCarthy, Pandemonium (Carcanet, £9.99). On starting to read and approach this new collection of poems by Thomas McCarthy a comment he made in an interview in Poetry Ireland Review (October, 2008) with Catherine Phil MacCarthy came to mind: It is ourselves we nurse. In our poetry we find the asylum that heals us. The …
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‘Take your clothes off’: Irish Poets reveal their favourite love poems

‘Take your clothes off’: Irish Poets reveal their favourite love poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On the eve of St Valentine’s Day, some of Ireland’s finest poets discuss their most-loved love poems. One has even made a poem of it
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'It would be nice to see more poems about carpenters or blocklayers'

'It would be nice to see more poems about carpenters or blocklayers' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
He is originally from Youghal, and now resides in France, but it was while living in Galway that Adam White first discovered his poetic voice at The Crane Bar, and he discovered true romance on Inishbofin.
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The Selected Essays of Sean O’Faolain review: He gave as good as he got

The Selected Essays of Sean O’Faolain review: He gave as good as he got | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For Fintan O’Toole, these ‘hard and enduring’ polemics are a testament to O’Faolain’s courage as a critical thinker in narrow-minded Ireland
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Read the Sunday Times EFG Shortlisted Story by Lisa McInerney | Granta Magazine

Read the Sunday Times EFG Shortlisted Story by Lisa McInerney | Granta Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
His aberrations are formless; he imagines his insanity as a sort of gaseous molecule, looking to react with bugs and glitches. Navigation by Lisa McInerney
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President leads tributes to author and presenter Frank Delaney

President leads tributes to author and presenter Frank Delaney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Bestselling writer, who has died in US aged 74, interviewed more than 3,500 authors in career spanning four decades
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William Trevor lecture; Bernard MacLaverty interview; Féile Fidelma;Tom Hanks and Stefanie Preissner to make literary debuts

William Trevor lecture; Bernard MacLaverty interview; Féile Fidelma;Tom Hanks and Stefanie Preissner to make literary debuts | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
William Trevor lecture; Bernard MacLaverty interview; Féile Fidelma
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John Montague’s Second Childhood: a life in search of consolation

John Montague’s Second Childhood: a life in search of consolation | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The poet used his ‘outsider’ status and the sense of displacement he felt all his life to good effect. He made the world his home and poetry his life
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Once We Sang Like Other Men, a short story by John MacKenna

Once We Sang Like Other Men, a short story by John MacKenna | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A powerful and radical reimagining of the Gospel story of Lazarus in a modern setting
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It takes a village: the help I got to become an author

It takes a village: the help I got to become an author | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Alan McMonagle, whose debut novel Ithaca is out next month, traces his ‘flip-flop shoe of an existence’ as a writer and gives credit to the many people who helped along the way
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Read My Ireland by Stephen James Smith: ‘Getting the ride in Copper Face Jacks and women sailing to Holyhead’

Read My Ireland by Stephen James Smith: ‘Getting the ride in Copper Face Jacks and women sailing to Holyhead’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In a new piece commissioned for the St Patrick’s Festival, spoken-word artist Stephen James Smith encapsulates the best (and worst) of Ireland
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David J. Skal on the enduring appeal of Dracula

David J. Skal on the enduring appeal of Dracula | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eleanor Wachtel talks to the author of Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula.
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Video: Afric McGlinchey Birth Stone

This is "Afric McGlinchey Birth Stone" by Poetry videos on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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Northern Poets, Irish Visions — Reviews of Fred Johnston and Adrian Rice - Irish Literary Supplement 1 September 1997 — Boston College

Northern Poets, Irish Visions — Reviews of Fred Johnston and Adrian Rice - Irish Literary Supplement 1 September 1997 — Boston College | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Read The Sunday Times EFG Shortlisted Story by Sally Rooney

Read The Sunday Times EFG Shortlisted Story by Sally Rooney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"Mr Salary" by Sally Rooney appears in Granta Magazine's latest issue, New Irish Writing, #135. For more of today's best writing: www.granta.com. To become a
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Once We Sang Like Other Men by John MacKenna review: The 12 as ordinary people

Once We Sang Like Other Men by John MacKenna review: The 12 as ordinary people | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Disciples of a martyred leader hold fast to ‘fairytales and bullshit’ in John MacKenna’s stories
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