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Video: Colum McCann on 'TransAtlantic'

Video: Colum McCann on 'TransAtlantic' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We talk with Colum McCann about his new book, TransAtlantic, what inspired him to write it, and the two novels he has sitting in a drawer.
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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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In praise of Jennifer Johnston, by Dermot Bolger

In praise of Jennifer Johnston, by Dermot Bolger | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers: ‘Johnston has quietly got on with the business of producing a distinctive oeuvre of tightly controlled novels, short in size and huge in emotional impact’
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In praise of Dorothy Molloy, by Michael Foley

In praise of Dorothy Molloy, by Michael Foley | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish Women Writers: ‘her poetry is not only compelling in itself but for its vision of a female Ireland struggling out of traditional confinements and desperate to be free but angry, conflicted and haunted’
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In praise of Annabel Davis-Goff, by Sarah Davis-Goff

In praise of Annabel Davis-Goff, by Sarah Davis-Goff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish women writers: ‘The novels are patient, rich and beautiful.
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The Pillowman – Gaiety Theatre – Review

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The Pillowman – by Martin McDonagh
Gaiety Theatre – 2 March 2015 – 14 March 2015
The play opens with a writer, Katurian, waiting to be interrogated in a room. He is joined by two policemen who start to question him for an unspecified crime.
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In praise of Christine Dwyer Hickey, by John Montague

In praise of Christine Dwyer Hickey, by John Montague | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers: ‘Novelist, short-story writer and playwright, as diverse and original a talent as one could hope to find’
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In praise of Elizabeth Bowen, by Denis Donoghue - Irish Times

In praise of Elizabeth Bowen, by Denis Donoghue - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers: ‘I like her most for her problem: she was so much more intelligent, and more eloquent, than her characters’
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In praise of Máire Mhac an tSaoi, by Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh

In praise of Máire Mhac an tSaoi, by Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers: ‘For a woman writing in Ireland of the 1950s and 1960s, it was bold and brave to assert female sexual desire. Women poets haven’t stopped writing about it since!’
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In praise of Paula Meehan, by Maureen Kennelly

In praise of Paula Meehan, by Maureen Kennelly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers: ‘I love her verbal energy and the profound compassion that I find in her work’
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In praise of Eibhlín Dhubh Ní Chonaill, by Declan Kiberd - Irish Times

In praise of Eibhlín Dhubh Ní Chonaill, by Declan Kiberd - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers: ‘She invents a new tense, neither past nor present, which is a kind of “women’s time”, rejecting all ideas of authority, power and deference’
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An Irish Bohemian who charmed the Californians - Irish Independent

An Irish Bohemian who charmed the Californians - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ella Young (1867-1956) was a poet and Celtic mythologist who lived two lives, the first 60 years in Ireland and the final 30 in California. She was a mystic, a free spirit and a scholar
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Reading books as children shaped the adults these well-known Irish people became

Reading books as children shaped the adults these well-known Irish people became | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jonathan de Burca Butler talks to well-known faces about why reading made them who they are.
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In praise of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, by John McAuliffe

In praise of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, by John McAuliffe | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish women writers: ‘For nearly 50 years, she has written such unprogrammatic, rhythmically inventive and, crucially, original poems’
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Thalia Book Club: Colm Tóibín Nora Webster at Symphony Space

Thalia Book Club: Colm Tóibín Nora Webster at Symphony Space | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colm Tóibín, beloved Irish author of Brooklyn in conversation about his newest novel, with Siri Hustvedt (The Blazing World). Fiona Shaw (True Blood, Harry Potter series) will read an excerpt.
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In praise of Anne Enright, by Nuala Ní Chonchúir - Irish Times

In praise of Anne Enright, by Nuala Ní Chonchúir - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrating Irish women writers: ‘She writes a kind of Irishness that is close to the bone: honest, hilarious, melancholic and a little bit painful to read.
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The Pillowman has them rolling in the aisles at the Gaiety despite gruesome themes lurking in the shadows

The Pillowman has them rolling in the aisles at the Gaiety despite gruesome themes lurking in the shadows | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tackling dark subjects of police brutality, child abuse and murder, you'll feel bad for laughing
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Paris Review: Colin Barrett Talks About His Approach to the Short Story

Paris Review: Colin Barrett Talks About His Approach to the Short Story | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“Characters can say and do and think crazy things. But you have to be able to put them down into a chair in a credible way. Start there, and work out.”
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The Pillowman – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

The Pillowman – Gaiety Theatre, Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer: Martin McDonagh Director: Andrew Flynn Reviewer: Ciara Murphy Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman is a movement away from the more well known rural Irish landscapes of his famed Leenane Trilogy.
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An Oft-overlooked Irish lesbian love story Charlotte Ryan re-evaluates Emma Donoghue's Hood ... - The University Times

An Oft-overlooked Irish lesbian love story Charlotte Ryan re-evaluates Emma Donoghue's Hood ... - The University Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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An Oft-overlooked Irish lesbian love story Charlotte Ryan re-evaluates Emma ...
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It is a sad reality that in the Ireland of decades gone by the term “Irish lesbian love story” sounded like a paradox.
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Brian Merriman's The Midnight Court translated into Japanese - Irish Times

Brian Merriman's The Midnight Court translated into Japanese - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Publication celebrated at Chester Beatty Library
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Congratulations to Sarah Clancy, winner of The Bogman's Cannon Irish People's Poetry Prize 2015"

Congratulations to Sarah Clancy, winner of The Bogman's Cannon Irish People's Poetry Prize 2015" | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"Resist much, obey little".  Walt Whitman. We are delighted to announce that The Bogman's Cannon Irish People's Poetry Prize 2015 has been won by Galway based poet Sarah Clancy for her poem 'And Ye...
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Beckett Triptych review – three acts of listening but not enough light

Beckett Triptych review – three acts of listening but not enough light | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
State Theatre Company, Adelaide festival
A trio of fine Australian actors and directors tackle Beckett but should Adelaide audiences be getting European programming for a third festival in a row?
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The Family of Things Episode 1 - Nessa O'Mahony

The Family of Things Episode 1 - Nessa O'Mahony | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Family of Things first episode features Nessa O'Mahony. Presenter Helen Shaw talks to Nessa about her poetry & her works.
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The Incubator Journal

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Rosmaire's curator insight, March 3, 11:26 PM

The latest Issue of Incubator Journal has just come out and is again overflowing with new writing - poetry, short stories, an interview and  a review. You can download the Issue as a pdf  from their website and enjoy reading at your leisure.