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Ballybeg birthday: Brian Friel turns 85

Ballybeg birthday: Brian Friel turns 85 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
With work of such consistent quality, it is difficult to settle on a single masterpiece: Friel has given us some incredible memories
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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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Druid Theatre unveils plans for Galway playhouse

Druid Theatre unveils plans for Galway playhouse | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Premises twice size of existing venue could play part in European Capital of Culture bid
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20 future Canadian classics-including Anakana Schofield and Emma Donoghue

20 future Canadian classics-including Anakana Schofield and Emma Donoghue | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We say it's time for some new CanLit classics. Here are 20 Canadian books so good, we hope they'll be taught, read and loved 30, 50, even 100 years from now.
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Kevin Curran Book Launch - Dave Lordan speaks at citizens book launch

Kev's Book Launch. Part 2 https://youtu.be/x7s34RpWj4M
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Writing poetry on the school run - Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Writing poetry on the school run - Doireann Ní Ghríofa | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mum of four Doireann Ní Ghríofa talks to Pam Ryan about discovering her poetic passion and the exciting projects she’s currently working on
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Irish Pages Consider Life After Heaney

Irish Pages Consider Life After Heaney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Editor Chris Agee on how the poet's absence has already affected the cultural landscape, as the journal for contemporary writing launches its second tribute issue
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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Faith Healer, By Brian Friel (1929-2015)

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Faith Healer, By Brian Friel (1929-2015) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Friel’s play, first produced in 1979, has become a classic of the Irish repertoire
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New Year; New Publication.

New Year; New Publication. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Goodness, would you look at that! February already. Well, here it is Spring. I like to go by the Irish calendar. Not that you'd know by the weather. As I type, Storm Imogen is on her way. So - we are due a good ol' blog post. There will be one soon on my writer's…
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'Dracula was not from Exeter,' insists Bram Stoker descendant

'Dracula was not from Exeter,' insists Bram Stoker descendant | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Great grand-nephew of the seminal vampire novel discounts reports on research that suggested the dark count was based on a west country man, rather than his writings

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Christine Murray's Dialogue with Life Processes

Christine Murray's Dialogue with Life Processes | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

There's a lovely review of Christine Murray's pamphlet Three Red Things (Smithereens Press 2013) avalable at:

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James Joyce’s Love Letters

James Joyce’s Love Letters | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"If I am to write anything fine or noble in the future I shall do so only by listening at the doors of your heart."
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Report from my time as Doolin's Multimedia Writer in Residence, by Dave Lordan

Report from my time as Doolin's Multimedia Writer in Residence, by Dave Lordan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
To book Dave Lordan as multimedia writer-in-residence for your community contact dlordan@hotmail.com or 0870921117. All photos and posters below by Dave Lordan. My residency in Doolin came about as a result of a chat I had with Donal Minihane, the director of the Doolin Writers Weekend and manager of Doolin Hotel, where the festival takes place. Donal…
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Irish Theatrescapes: New Irish Plays, Adapted European Plays and Irish Classics, by Joe

Irish Theatrescapes: New Irish Plays, Adapted European Plays and Irish Classics, by Joe | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This work, as well as being beautifully illustrated, succeeds as a memoir, an anthology and as an outstanding act of theatre criticism, writes Patrick Lonergan
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George Russell (AE) and Easter Rising: a pacifist poet’s view of poets’ revolution

George Russell (AE) and Easter Rising: a pacifist poet’s view of poets’ revolution | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s Ambassador to London, highlights a poet who was not as gifted as Yeats but whose inclusive approach to the events of 1916 was ahead of his time
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The Annals of the Hundred Islands-Sebastian Barry begins the series imagining the Dublin of the future

The Annals of the Hundred Islands-Sebastian Barry begins the series imagining the Dublin of the future | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
What will the capital look like years, centuries, even millenniums from now? Dublin in the Coming Times invites the people of the city to imagine how their home will change. Sebastian Barry begins the series imagining the Dublin of the future
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Book Reviews: Kevin Curran demythologises 1916 history

Book Reviews: Kevin Curran demythologises 1916 history | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
BOOK OF THE WEEK Citizens by Kevin Curran, published by Liberties Press IN A year when the political difficulties of remembrance loom large in public consciousness, one of the greatest achievements of Kevin Curran's second novel, Citizens, is it's careful demythologisation of history.
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