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Irish poet Sinéad Morrissey wins prestigious TS Eliot Prize

Irish poet Sinéad Morrissey wins prestigious TS Eliot Prize | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Belfast poet’s fifth collection described as politically, historically and personally ambitious
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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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Janet Fraser's comment, June 9, 2013 8:34 PM
Congratulations, Gerard. That's great.
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Listen: Feb 20th 1794 -The birth of Irish writer William Carleton

Sort of historian, sort of broadcaster.
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Slender – Theatre Upstairs – Review

Slender – Theatre Upstairs – Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Slender written by Shane O’Regan – Review by Frank L.
Set deep in a forest somewhere in Ireland a young couple, Alex (Stephen O’Leary) and Rachael (Hilary Bowen-Walsh), are on a weekend break in a nearby hotel.
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London launch for Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither

London launch for Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither author Sara Baume reads from the book at the London launch in Waterstones Piccadilly LITERARY fans enjoyed an exclusive reading from spill, simmer, falter, wither when its author came to London to launch the already...
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Haikiu na Seachtaine

Haikiu na Seachtaine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tá lúcháir ar Tuairisc.ie togra nua i gcomhar leis an scríbhneoir Gabriel Rosenstock a fhógairt. Foilseofar ‘Haikiu na Seachtaine’ gach Máirt.
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Hennessy Emerging Fiction winner: Dancing, or beginning to Dance by Sara Baume

Hennessy Emerging Fiction winner: Dancing, or beginning to Dance by Sara Baume | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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In praise of Claire Kilroy, by John Boyne

In praise of Claire Kilroy, by John Boyne | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers series: ‘She could be seen as the literary love-child of Jennifer Johnston and John Banville, reflecting the Anglo-Irish aristocratic concerns of the former with the incomparable linguistic precision of the latter’
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Opening Up by John Connell

Opening Up by John Connell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Shortly before I began to write my first novel, I found out I had depression. I say found out but actually I woke up one day crying and could not stop and did not stop for a whole day.
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In praise of Lady Gregory, by Peter Murphy

In praise of Lady Gregory, by Peter Murphy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers series: ‘Her use of Hiberno-English, the channeling of native rhythms through the language of Empire, was innovative in a way that, after Joyce, we take for granted’
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In praise of Maura Laverty, by Anna Carey - Irish Times

In praise of Maura Laverty, by Anna Carey - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers series: ‘It was the first time I’d read fiction about an Irish girl’s adolescence that wasn’t grim’
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Stephen Rea honoured at Irish Theatre Awards

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Stephen Rea, Sinead Cusack and the plays Ballyturk and Our Few and Evil Days were all honoured at last night's Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards.
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When Ezra Pound and W.B. Yeats Ate a Peacock - The New Yorker

When Ezra Pound and W.B. Yeats Ate a Peacock - The New Yorker | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

In 1914, Pound and Yeats had dinner with “the last of the great Victorians.” The main course: a roast peacock, arranged on a tray beside its full plumage.

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In praise of Mary Beckett, by Carlo Gébler - Irish Times

In praise of Mary Beckett, by Carlo Gébler - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers series: ‘The stories are mostly about women in Belfast and they are all marvels – simple, pure, piercing and true’
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Éilís Ní Dhuibhne Receives Irish PEN Award 2015

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne Receives Irish PEN Award 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
At a fabulous dinner at the the Royal St George Yacht Club, Dún Laoghaire, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne was presented with the Irish PEN Award by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD Minister of State for New Communities, Equality and Culture.  Éilís Ní Dhuibhne’s...
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Book Review ~ Seán O’Faoláin: Literature, Inheritance and the 1930s

Book Review ~ Seán O’Faoláin: Literature, Inheritance and the 1930s | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“Delaney has provided a solid grounding for reconsidering Ó Faoláin within contemporary thinking about Irish literary culture, presenting him not just as an influential critic but also as a writer of some of our best short fiction.
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Hennessy Emerging Poetry winner: Simon Lewis for Creosote; The Zoo, Cork, 1881; Two Sisters

Hennessy Emerging Poetry winner: Simon Lewis for Creosote; The Zoo, Cork, 1881; Two Sisters | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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In praise of Anne Enright, by Sarah Gilmartin

In praise of Anne Enright, by Sarah Gilmartin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers series: ‘No matter what genre – short fiction, novels, memoir, essay – it’s that same dry Irish wit I keep going back for’
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Sara Baume named Hennessy New Irish Writer 2015

Sara Baume named Hennessy New Irish Writer 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Honours for Henrietta McKervey and Simon Lewis; Paula Meehan joins Hall of Fame
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UCC's John Fitzgerald is well versed in the world of poetry

UCC's John Fitzgerald is well versed in the world of poetry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Being a late bloomer in his writing hasn’t prevented the rapid progress of UCC’s John Fitzgerald, writesColette Sheridan.
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‘Poetry’s advocates don’t need to go on the defensive: it speaks for itself’

‘Poetry’s advocates don’t need to go on the defensive: it speaks for itself’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As he publishes his eighth collection of poetry, 46 years after his first work appeared in print, the Irish Times Poetry Editor recalls how verse insinuated its way into his life via Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas and the Beats...
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In praise of Edna O’Brien, by Declan Meade

In praise of Edna O’Brien, by Declan Meade | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers: ‘Her output is astonishing. I love the honesty and the bravery she brings to her work and I love the beautiful energy of her sentences’
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Rosmaire's curator insight, February 25, 8:58 PM

A truly wonderful writer.

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Underneath – Civic Theatre – Review

Underneath – Civic Theatre – Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Underneath written and performed by Pat Kinevane – Produced by Fishamble – Review by Frank L.
Pat Kinevane has two previous one man plays, Forgotten (2006) and Silent (2011) which have toured Ireland and internationally.
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FOCAL IS FUAIM: Sliocht as leabhar Joe Steve Uí Neachtain – Lámh Láidir

FOCAL IS FUAIM: Sliocht as leabhar Joe Steve Uí Neachtain – Lámh Láidir | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Bhí a fhios agam ón soicind ar shiúil Éamonn a’ tSeoige isteach doras an Lodge nach síocháin a bheadh ina chuideachta. Fios ag madraí an bhaile go raibh an ghráin shaolta ag na Seoigigh agus ag Bairéadaigh an Lodge ar a chéile.
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Aedin Clements's curator insight, February 24, 12:04 PM

Listen to the author reading from his book, Lámh Láidir, published by Cló Iar-Chonnacht (www.cic.ie)