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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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Last Letter by Patricia McCarthy

Last Letter by Patricia McCarthy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Katharine Tynan to Francis Ledwidge after his death, July 31st, 1917, in the battle of Passchendaele
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A Poet's Passing - Paddy Finnegan

A Poet's Passing - Paddy Finnegan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Paddy Finnegan in 2013 Poet and Big Issues seller Paddy Finnegan, a familiar sight on Grafton Street, Dublin has died. Stephen James Smith writes: "Paddy was a wonderful man who inspired me with hi...
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Man Booker Prize longlists Dubai-based The Dog by Joseph O'Neill - The National

Man Booker Prize longlists Dubai-based The Dog by Joseph O'Neill - The National | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Man Booker Prize longlists Dubai-based The Dog by Joseph O'Neill
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... only to authors from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth of former British colonies – and the Americans have arrived in force.
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Beckett link brings 'Happy Days' back to Northern Irish town - Reuters

Beckett link brings 'Happy Days' back to Northern Irish town - Reuters | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Beckett link brings 'Happy Days' back to Northern Irish town
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The most successful event is an annual reading in a flooded cave at the end of a short boat ride.
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One Week in Early Summer - Listowel Writers' Week 2014 - YouTube

Highlights of the 2014 Listowel Writers' Week. Sample the unique atmosphere of the festival; featuring poetry, comedy, readings, behind the scenes interviews...
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Review: God Bless the Child - Theatrical Retelling of Three of Frank O’Connor’s short stories

Review: God Bless the Child - Theatrical Retelling of Three of Frank O’Connor’s short stories | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A thoroughly enjoyable parcelling of three of Frank O’Connor’s short stories
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Best holiday reads 2014 - Authors and critics, including John Banville

Best holiday reads 2014 - Authors and critics, including  John Banville | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Authors and critics, including Ali Smith and John Banville, reveal which titles, both old and new, they're most looking forward to reading on their summer holidays
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Nuala Ní Chonchúir: What the Highlands gave me

Nuala Ní Chonchúir: What the Highlands gave me | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘I left Ullapool in the spring and flew home to Dublin, holding new life inside me, a legacy that I hadn’t planned for’
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John Boyne's top 10 child narrators

John Boyne's top 10 child narrators | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
From the brave and heroic Jim in Treasure Island to David Copperfield to poor Linus in The Bunker Diaries, John Boyne picks his top ten stories with a youthful protagonist
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Glucksman Ireland House NYU announces 2014 Tom Quinlan Lecturer - Tara Bergin

Glucksman Ireland House NYU announces 2014 Tom Quinlan Lecturer - Tara Bergin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Oh, Krapp John Hurt on Samuel Beckett's loner hero

Oh, Krapp  John Hurt on Samuel Beckett's loner hero | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Krapp's Last Tape is a kind of essay in aloneness so playing it 10 times a week was an intense experienceYears before I did Krapp's Last Tape I'd seen Patrick Magee and Jack MacGowran do it both of the bishops of the church of Beckett.
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Mary-Arrchie's 'HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett' Kicks ... - Broadway World

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Mary-Arrchie's 'HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett' Kicks ...
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Poem of the Week: Caitriona O'Reilly's "Sleep and Spiders"

Poem of the Week: Caitriona O'Reilly's "Sleep and Spiders" | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We are looking forward to kicking off next year's publishing calendar with Caitríona O'Reilly's newest volume. But since it'll be many months until we can share those poems with you, we chose one o...
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Poetic, poignant and funny: The Closet of Savage Mementos

Poetic, poignant and funny: The Closet of Savage Mementos | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review: Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s second novel doesn’t flinch when tackling the dark truths of human behaviour
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An Spailpín Fánach: Why So Serious? The Relentless Misery of Irish Literature

An Spailpín Fánach: Why So Serious? The Relentless Misery of Irish Literature | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"@anspailpin: Why So Serious? The Relentless Misery of Irish Literature: http://t.co/niczJKFFIY" @tom3812
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Niall Williams on the quote that made him ditch the piano and take up writing - Irish Times

Niall Williams on the quote that made him ditch the piano and take up writing - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Niall Williams on the quote that made him ditch the piano and take up writing
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What is the most beautiful book you own?
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Writer in residence fellowship launched in UL - Limerick Leader

Writer in residence fellowship launched in UL - Limerick Leader | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Limerick Leader Writer in residence fellowship launched in UL Limerick Leader Sarah Bannan, Head of Literature at the Arts Council, said: “The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland and we are...
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Dublin-set debut for Bloomsbury

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Bloomsbury Publishing has acquired Irish writer Rob Doyle’s debut novel Here Are the Young...
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John Boyne on Sinéad O'Connor: 'I’d been half in love with her for a large portion of my life'

John Boyne on Sinéad O'Connor: 'I’d been half in love with her for a large portion of my life' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Listen to Sinéad O’Connor and you will hear the story of Ireland. The troubles. The sadness. The rebirth. She may not know it, but The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas author John Boyne has shared his life with her. The Sinéad superfan takes us on their voyage
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Colin Barrett’s first Fly story | Stinging Fly

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The Stinging Fly is a literary magazine and press which aims to publish and promote the best new Irish and international writing.
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Uninspired longlist in a Booker year of paucity by Eileen Battersby

Uninspired longlist in a Booker year of paucity by Eileen Battersby | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Australian writer Richard Flanagan’s war novel ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ deserves to win the prize
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Recently Published: Irish Gothics - Genres, Forms, Modes, and Traditions, 1760-1890

Recently Published: Irish Gothics - Genres, Forms, Modes, and Traditions, 1760-1890 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Variously described as a 'canon', 'tradition', 'genre', 'form', 'mode', and 'register', Irish gothic literature suffers from a fundamental terminological confusion, and the debate over exactly which term best applies has been both heated and, ultimately, inconclusive in the past thirty years. The dominant theorization of Irish gothic literature to emerge in late-twentieth and early-twenty-first century scholarship has been driven by psychoanalytic readings of the literary gothic in Ireland as the fictional representation of the repressed fears and anxieties of the minority Anglo-Irish population. Such definitions of Irish gothic literature, however, both overlook the gothic literary output of authors who were not members of the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy and suggest that gothic writing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was confined solely to fiction. This collection of essays challenges these assumptions, exploring the rich and varied gothic literary production of a large, multicultural selection of authors working across the genres in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland.
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Dylan Thomas Prize longlist revealed - includes Eimear McBride

Dylan Thomas Prize longlist revealed - includes Eimear McBride | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Two entries, The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton and A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride, won the 2013 Man Booker Prize and 2014 Baileys Women's Prize respectively.

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Kelly Konya receives grant to research poet in Ireland » Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

Kelly Konya receives grant to research poet in Ireland » Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Kelly Konya and friend in Ireland. (Kelly Konya '15 researched Irish poet Seamus Heaney in Ireland this summer.
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Irish author O'Neill favourite to win Man Booker Prize - Irish Examiner

Irish author O'Neill favourite to win Man Booker Prize - Irish Examiner | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Irish author O'Neill favourite to win Man Booker Prize
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Flanagan, O'Neill and Williams would have been eligible under the previous rules which allowed authors from the Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland.
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