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The Sea review 'lugubrious' adaptation of John Banville novel

The Sea review  'lugubrious' adaptation of John Banville novel | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ciarán Hands is a little too insistent in his grief in this glum bereavement dramaJohn Banville adapts his own 2005 Man Booker-winning novel as a glum bereavement drama of the rain-on-windowpanes variety.
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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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Ambiguous Silences? Women in Anthologies of Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry

Ambiguous Silences? Women in Anthologies of Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry


Ruth Hooley, poet and feminist activist, observed that in 1985 women

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Mountains to Sea: David Mitchell and John Boyne

Mountains to Sea: David Mitchell and John Boyne | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The first day of Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown’s Mountains to Sea Book Festival reached its apex with the meeting of two literary giants on the stage of the Pavilion Theatre on Friday night.
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New Poems by Gerald Dawe

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These four new poems by Gerald Dawe are from Mickey Finn’s Air, to be published later this year by Gallery Press
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Interview with Conall Morrison – Director of Borstal Boy – Gaiety Theatre

Interview with Conall Morrison – Director of Borstal Boy – Gaiety Theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Behan there, done that! – Interview by Frances Winston
Borstal Boy runs in the Gaeity theatre until October 11th. Tickets from €24.50 including booking fee. Show starts 7:30pm nightly with a 3pm Matinee on Wednesday and Saturday.
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Wilde about Oscar: Merlin Holland on Salomé, Pacino and his grandfather

Wilde about Oscar: Merlin Holland on Salomé, Pacino and his grandfather | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘He [Oscar Wilde] projected a personality during his lifetime which survived him for many many years after his death,’ says Merlin Holland (Photo: Ed Wright Images)EARLY in his documentary about the re-make of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé, Al Pacino is...
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Two More Pints by Roddy Doyle review two men sit in a pub

Two More Pints by Roddy Doyle review two men sit in a pub | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The followup to 2011's Two Pints finds the master of Dublin dialogue on savagely funny form Continue reading...
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Mouth (poem by Dardis O'Kane) - YouTube

Mouth (poem by Dardis O'Kane) - YouTube | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poem by Northern Irish poets Geraldine O'Kane and Colin Dardis. (Sound is a little low due to bad acoustics in the room we shot this in, you may need to turn...
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Eimear McBride's Debut Novel Is a Polarizing Experience - PopMatters

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Eimear McBride's Debut Novel Is a Polarizing Experience
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A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing is narrated by a nameless, fatherless Irish girl in barely punctuated, highly charged prose that reads like pre-lingual thinking.
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Enda Walsh play premiere to be a Kinsale Arts Festival highlight - Southern Star Newspaper

Enda Walsh play premiere to be a Kinsale Arts Festival highlight - Southern Star Newspaper | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Southern Star Newspaper Enda Walsh play premiere to be a Kinsale Arts Festival highlight Southern Star Newspaper WELL-known faces from Irish screen and stage David Pearse and Tadhg Murphy have been announced to play the principal characters in Enda...
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Ellen Fitzsimon: Irish Woman Poet

Ellen Fitzsimon: Irish Woman Poet | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ellen Fitzsimon (1805 - 1883) was born Ellen Bridget O'Connell, the third child and first daughter of the famous Daniel O'Connell. Her poems were published in the Irish Monthly, The Nation and The ...
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The Undertaking review Audrey Magee's German wartime love story is 'authentic, relevant and powerful'

The Undertaking review Audrey Magee's German wartime love story is 'authentic, relevant and powerful' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Audrey Magee's spare and resonant tale finds ordinary, flawed Germans swept up in the horrors of Nazi Germany Continue reading...
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Margaret Martin - Patrick Kavanagh stands as a monument to nobility

Margaret Martin - Patrick Kavanagh stands as a monument to nobility | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Margaret Martin has acted in and directed plays and musicals throughout Ireland. She graduated with an MA in Modern Theatre Studies in The National University of Ireland Dublin. Margaret is a Publi...
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Letter said Brendan Behan ‘not amenable to any law or order’

Letter said Brendan Behan ‘not amenable to any law or order’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Supervisor appealed for his dismissal from painting job
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Your Rivers Have Trained You - Portrait of Eamonn Wall

EAMONN WALL: Your Rivers Have Trained You is a portrait of one of Ireland’s leading poets. Filmed in Eamonn’s native homeplace, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland,…
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New Waves and Different Lights - Conference on the work of Derek Mahon

New Waves and Different Lights - Conference on the work of Derek Mahon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Click here to download a PDF detailing the conference paper abstracts.
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Navigating through Beckett’s landscape

Navigating through Beckett’s landscape | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Beckett asks more of actors than any other writer: so how do you prepare to play his most demanding roles?
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The Luck of the Yiddish: 'Godot' At First Irish NYC Theater Fest - Jewish Daily Forward (blog)

The Luck of the Yiddish: 'Godot' At First Irish NYC Theater Fest - Jewish Daily Forward (blog) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jewish Daily Forward (blog) The Luck of the Yiddish: 'Godot' At First Irish NYC Theater Fest Jewish Daily Forward (blog) In its seven-year history, Origin — the world's only all Irish theatre festival — has presented works by 100 Irish writers and...
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Derek Landy: why I'm bringing the world of Skulduggery Pleasant to real life!

Derek Landy: why I'm bringing the world of Skulduggery Pleasant to real life! | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Hardcore Skulduggery fans mean everything to author Derek Landy, and thats why hes holding Theatre of Shadows, an immersive theatre event to celebrate the last book in the series and its all happening live on the streets of Dublin Continue reading...
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Sara Baume’s story – from ticket desk to hot ticket

Sara Baume’s story – from ticket desk to hot ticket | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Davy Byrnes Short Story Award winner on how volunteering at the Cork International Short Story Festival helped launch her as a writer
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Jaki McCarrick: What is it about the Irish?

Jaki McCarrick: What is it about the Irish? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Blog post from Jaki McCarrick for Eason Edition. She wrote this piece as part of the recent London Short Story Festival. It was called "What is it about the Irish?" and asked why the Irish were so good at the short story.
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Critically acclaimed Samuel Beckett masterpiece Not I comes to The Lowry - Manchester Evening News

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Critically acclaimed Samuel Beckett masterpiece Not I comes to The Lowry
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The reputation and influence of Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, who died in 1989, seem greater now than ever before.
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'The patron saint of the insane': The Northern Irish poet Padraic Fiacc

'The patron saint of the insane': The Northern Irish poet Padraic Fiacc | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It would be too much to describe Patrick Joseph O'Connor as the owl of Minerva, flying at dusk and bringing wisdom.
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A History of Loneliness review John Boyne's guilty Irish priest's tale

A History of Loneliness review John Boyne's guilty Irish priest's tale | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Boyne explores the Catholic church's abuse of power through the voice of ageing, disillusioned priest in his first novel set in his native Ireland Continue reading...
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How late father's library inspired Niall Williams - The Straits Times

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How late father's library inspired Niall Williams
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Six years ago, after seven novels including an international bestseller, Irish author Niall Williams "lost faith" in his own writing.
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Celebrated Northern Irish poets meet for Derry-Londonderry leg of the Writers Return series - News - Verbal Arts Centre

Celebrated Northern Irish poets meet for Derry-Londonderry leg of the Writers Return series - News - Verbal Arts Centre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Two of Northern Ireland's most celebrated poets, Colette Bryce and Leontia Flynn, will join Qatari poet Maryam Al Subaiey to read poems about journeys and discuss how their international travels with the British Council have inspired and informed...
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