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First-time Irish authors rise to top of Baileys shortlist

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Audrey Magee and Eimear McBride in running for £30,000 prize
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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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Fintan O’Toole’s cultural highs and lows of 2014

Fintan O’Toole’s cultural highs and lows of 2014 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lisa Dwan’s series of performances was startling
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2015 in books: Poetry, literature and language - Irish Times - Literature - NewsLocker

2015 in books: Poetry, literature and language - Irish Times - Literature - NewsLocker | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
2015 in books: Poetry, literature and language Irish Times Nuala Ní Choncuir's third novel, Miss Emily (Sandstone, August), will appear 2015 in books: Literary Fiction · Sara Baume, winner of the Davy Byrnes award this year, will release her debut...
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2015 in books: Literary debuts and short fiction

2015 in books: Literary debuts and short fiction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Wealth of emerging talent due to hit the bookshelves in 2015
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Nine Great Poetry Books of 2014 including “Go Giants,” by Nick Laird- The New Yorker

Nine Great Poetry Books of 2014 including “Go Giants,” by Nick Laird- The New Yorker | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“Go Giants,” by Nick Laird
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The secret world of the Victorian lodging house - Joseph O'Neill

The secret world of the Victorian lodging house - Joseph O'Neill | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Joseph O’Neill’s book recalls a childhood growing up in his family’s Manchester lodging house
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Family and Friends: James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 1

Family and Friends: James Joyce's "The Dead" Part 1 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
James Joyce serves up Irish hospitality, music, and humor in turn-of-the-century Dublin.
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Dermot Bolger: The Sat Nav that saved Christmas (and the Teddy Bear who helped) - Herald.ie

Dermot Bolger: The Sat Nav that saved Christmas (and the Teddy Bear who helped) - Herald.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Christmas was a time of confusion and excitement, which was as intense if you lived in the North Pole or in Ireland; if you were as old as Santa or as young as Amy who sat in her Dublin
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Marilynne Robinson, Colm Toibin Panel Discussion

Marilynne Robinson, Colm Toibin Panel Discussion | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There was a saying in Marilynne Robinson's household: 'Do not speak if you cannot improve upon silence.' Both Marilynne Robinson and Colm Toibin certainly improve upon silence in this vibrant onstage conversation. [MORE]
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Book Review | The Granta Book Of The Irish Short Story By Deborah Devonshire

BOOK REVIEW OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOK =--- Where to buy this book? ISBN: 9781847080974 Book Review of The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story by Deborah Devonshire If you want...
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Christmas Pudding - by Colm Toibin The New Yorker

Christmas Pudding - by Colm Toibin The New Yorker | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Christmas meant that the whole family was together—my parents and their five children, and also my father’s brother and sister and my mother’s sister. On Christmas Day in Enniscorthy, at one o’clock—the same time as every other Irish family—we ate the same food: turkey and ham and vegetables, including mashed and roast potatoes. The only difference between us and everybody else was that our Christmas pudding was better. My grandmother had known the cook at the Castle, and the cook had slipped he
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Irish Publishing in the 21st Century

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It’s that time of hear when, on entering any bookshop, I’m struck by the shimmering height of packed shelves of new titles, and what looks like acres and acres of vertical ‘fields’ of written word, and then my eye falls to the colourful stacks on...
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Michael Longley: The Stairwell (e-book) - Wake Forest University Press

Michael Longley: The Stairwell (e-book) - Wake Forest University Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In The Stairwell, his tenth collection, Michael Longley’s themes and forms reach a new intensity. The second part of the book is a powerful sequence of elegies for his twin brother, Peter, and the dominant mood elsewhere is elegiac. The title poem begins: “I have been thinking about the music for my funeral …” The …
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RTÉ Radio Player: Sunday Miscellany with Eleanor Hooker, Mary O'Donnell, Alan Titley...

RTÉ Radio Player: Sunday Miscellany with Eleanor Hooker, Mary O'Donnell, Alan Titley... | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The RTÉ Radio Player lets you listen live and catch up on all of the broadcasts and podcasts from the RTÉ family of radio services. Programmes and podcasts are listed on the RTÉ Radio Player for 28 days after broadcast
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2015 in books: Poetry, literature and language

2015 in books: Poetry, literature and language | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
From Durcan and Muldoon to Ní Chuilleanáin and Ní Ghríofa, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett
and the misuse of Irish
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Globe and Mail: Author Eimear McBride’s sense of direction is fully formed

Despite plenty of rejections, Eimear McBride insisted on leaving her debut novel unchanged, a decision that appears to be paying off


Deep in the grimy underground of London’s subway system, Eimear McBride and I are clammy with sweat, crushed by the rush-hour crowds as the train hurtles through hot, dark tunnels. We have spent more than an hour talking in a cafe, and now we chat casually, post-interview, about all sorts of things – the book event she is going to, what she will do at Christmas, w

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The Life of Anglo-Irish Dramatist Dion Boucicault born on this day 1820

The Anglo-Irish dramatist Dionysius "Dion" Lardner Boucicault achieved his first great success when he was just twenty. Born in Dublin in late December 1820, Boucicault had been sent to England to complete his education. At Dr. Jamieson's Academy, Brentford, he began writing dramatic sketches. Shortly afterward, he took up a stage career under the pseudonym Lee Moreton, playing in his own Legend of Devil's Dyke at Brighton in October 1838. Then, through a lucky error occasioned by his stage name, Boucicault managed to get Charles Matthews, manager of Covent Garden, to read an unsolicited manuscript of what (with the editing and assistance of the actor-manager team of Matthews and Madame Vestris) became London Assurance. When the comedy opened on 4 March, 1841, the young dramatist's future seemed assured. The play established him as "the cleverest, raciest, and most theatrically inventive playwright of his age," as Andrew Parkin remarks in Victorian Britain, An Encyclopedia. Over his career, the wittiest dramatist between Sheridan and Wilde produced some 200 plays, including the highly popular Smike; or, Nicholas Nickleby, which premiered from 1 to 24 November 1859 at New York City's Winter Garden Theatre.

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Colum McCann Visits Conn | The College Voice

Colum McCann Visits Conn | The College Voice | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“The writer doesn’t always know what he or she is doing; they find out afterwards,” said author Colum McCann during his visit to Connecticut College this past
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Author Colm Tóibín on popes and orgasms

Author Colm Tóibín on popes and orgasms | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colm Toibin was born in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford in 1955. He studied at University College Dublin.

Colm Toibin’s collection of stories ‘The Empty Family’ will be published in the UK in October 2010 and in the US and Canada in January 2011. His collection of essays on Henry James, ‘All a Novelist Needs’ will be published in November 2010.
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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1922 – 'Ulysses' - Irish Times

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1922 – 'Ulysses' - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
James Joyce showed that universal experiences were to be found, not with gods or heroes, but in mundane urban lives
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Declan Meade on indie publishing, the Independent Bookshop and doing the groundwork for the major players

Declan Meade on indie publishing, the Independent Bookshop and doing the groundwork for the major players | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We caught up with Declan Meade, founder and publisher of The Stinging Fly and one of the participants in The Independent Bookshop in a basement retail unit on Dublin’s South William Street.
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Selected Shorts: On Air - Frank O’Connor’s “Christmas Morning,” read by Malachy McCourt.

Selected Shorts: On Air - Frank O’Connor’s “Christmas Morning,” read by Malachy McCourt. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Selected Shorts features some of the finest artists of the American theater reading contemporary and classic short fiction.
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