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The Testament of Mary, Barbican: 'divine'

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Fiona Shaw gives the performance of her life in this adaptation of Colm Tóibín's biblical novella, says Tim Walker
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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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Jaki McCarrick: What is it about the Irish?

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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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Manchester Evening News
Critically acclaimed Samuel Beckett masterpiece Not I comes to The Lowry
Manchester Evening News
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
The Straits Times
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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Outsiders, love and violence at this theatre festival - Irish Independent

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Outsiders, love and violence at this theatre festival
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O'Rowe's violence of imagery and language have made him a seminal force in contemporary Irish theatre.
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Druid’s Brigit and Bailegangaire

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It seems essential to write something about last night’s opening of Druid’s Brigit and Bailegangaire by Tom Murphy.
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Colin Bateman on Catch-22 and the perils of research

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What book would you give to a friend’s child on their 18th birthday? ‘I probably wouldn’t’
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For me, Meeting the British (by Paul Muldoon) blew away the very idea of certainty

For me, Meeting the British (by Paul Muldoon) blew away the very idea of certainty | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Giles Foden: A book that changed me: Paul Muldoon’s 1987 collection was a profound influence on me as a writer, not least in how it shows how fixed ideas are subject to slippage
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Madame Matisse Is Shown Her Portrait, 1913 & other poems by Susan Millar DuMars

Madame Matisse Is Shown Her Portrait, 1913 & other poems by Susan Millar DuMars | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dreams for Breakfast
 
Sometimes everything is blue;
the hills, my hands,
house keys, chimney smoke.
If I bit the air
my mouth would fill with blue juice.
I’m peaceful, though I wonder,
what casts such a big shadow?
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A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is a shockingly honest, devastatingly beautiful ... - The Globe and Mail

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is a shockingly honest, devastatingly beautiful ... - The Globe and Mail | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is a shockingly honest, devastatingly beautiful ...
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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

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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

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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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New Titles from Gallery– October 2014

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October sees the publication of three new titles from The Gallery Press.
 
Mickey Finn’s Air by Gerald Dawe
Gerald Dawe’s plain style belies the art involved in his record of a pilgrim’s progress from the ’60s and ’70s to the present.
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Thinking about Northern Irish Fiction

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Thinking about Northern Irish Fiction This week, Dr Caroline Magennis explores the politicised criticism of Northern Irish fiction and argues that more nuanced comparative studies are needed. Tweet...
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Battles of the Boyne: making peace with history - Independent.ie

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John Boyne is one of the best selling Irish authors of all time but he has a love-hate relationship with past glory. He talks with Donal Lynch about growing up, getting hitched and his
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Beckett’s Irish women finally have a distinctly Irish voice

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Lisa Dwan gives astonishing performances of ‘Not I’, ‘Footfalls’ and ‘Rockaby’
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Mixed reaction from writers over death of intractable icon Ian Paisley- Irish Times

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Mixed reaction from writers over death of intractable icon
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There was a strong, though mixed, reaction yesterday to the news of Ian Paisley's death from the arts community.
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Joseph O'Neill's The Dog offers a scathing critique of social inequities - The Australian

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Joseph O'Neill's The Dog offers a scathing critique of social inequities
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What does it mean to be fully alive?
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New Fiction: Loneliness and the Irish short story

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Martin Malone’s latest collection tackles difficult subjects, with mixed results (New Fiction: Loneliness and the Irish short story http://t.co/1o4Jll7c1O)...
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