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New play will mark 40th anniversary of Birmingham pub bombings

New play will mark 40th anniversary of Birmingham pub bombings | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Gráinne Lydon has reached out to Paddy Hill, one of the Birmingham Six who were wrongly accused and convicted for the Birmingham pub bombings, in the hope that he will be involved in the production A NEW play will see actors speak the words of...
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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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Project Gutenberg release The Poem-Book of the Gael by Various

Project Gutenberg release The Poem-Book of the Gael by Various | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.
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The Tuesday Poem: The Silent Film Festival by Noel King

The Tuesday Poem: The Silent Film Festival by Noel King | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
No popcorn here (we’re too serious for that), our eyes pop with the gun shots we hear in our heads, the explosions as another gangster gets his comeuppance.
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NY Times dubs Eimear McBride novel future classic

NY Times dubs Eimear McBride novel future classic | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Joshua Cohen of the New York Times, hails Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing as "a future classic".
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Joyless Peig Sayers’ work won’t be part of my book collection

Joyless Peig Sayers’ work won’t be part of my book collection | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
TIM ‘Boomer’ Carroll is a friend of mine. A Boston-Irish firefighter, he is. Don’t ask me what the ‘Boomer’ stands for. Something sporting, probably. Boomer loves Ireland. Starting with its literature.
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The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

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Forty chapters, written by leading scholars across the world, describe the latest thinking on modern Irish poetry. The Handbook begins with a consideration of Yeats's early work, and the legacy of the 19th century.
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Ray Bradbury poem about George Bernard Shaw's spade unearthed

Ray Bradbury poem about George Bernard Shaw's spade unearthed | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Auction of Shaws much-loved spade will include SF legends unpublished tribute to the playwright and his garden implement Continue reading...
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Ballyturk – reviews of 'deliciously strange' new play - The Week UK

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Ballyturk – reviews of 'deliciously strange' new play
The Week UK
A new play by Enda Walsh starring Cillian Murphy, Ballyturk, has opened at the National Theatre, London.
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My Favourite Place to Write - John Banville

My Favourite Place to Write - John Banville | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Banville, who received the prestigious Spanish Asturias Award for Literature in 2014, and was winner of the Man Booker Prize in 2005, tells Books Ireland readers about his favourite place to write….. Photo Credits to Douglas Banville When I was starting out as a novelist and still considered writing to be a lofty and …
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Books Ireland Website Now Live

Books Ireland Website Now Live | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Books Ireland - The world of Irish books
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Emory University plans celebration of life and work of Irish poet Seamus Heaney - Daily Journal

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Emory University plans celebration of life and work of Irish poet Seamus Heaney
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ATLANTA — Emory University plans to celebrate the life and work of Irish poet Seamus Heaney. The school says seven poets — including two-term U.S.
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Literary Sojourn connects readers and writers - Steamboat Pilot & Today

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Literary Sojourn connects readers and writers
Steamboat Pilot & Today
Irish novelist Colm Toibin spoke about how his ideas for a book, like "Brooklyn," take shape. “A story is never enough to work from,” he said.
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Two men in a pub: Roddy Doyle's second pint dialogues - Irish Independent

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Two men in a pub: Roddy Doyle's second pint dialogues
Irish Independent
"Look at it on YouTube. . . you can see it clearly in her eyes. . .
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Bord Gais Energy theatre sold for €28m - Independent.ie

Bord Gais Energy theatre sold for €28m - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
THE Bord Gais Energy Theatre has been bought by Dublin couple John and Bernie Gallagher of Jurys Doyle fame - it was sold for €28m.
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President Higgins says farming roots inspired his first two books of poetry - Independent.ie

President Higgins says farming roots inspired his first two books of poetry - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
President Michael D Higgins has called on the Government to interact with rural communities to tackle issues like suicide and farm safety.
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'The Good Father' is a great evening of intimate theater - Wisconsin Gazette

'The Good Father' is a great evening of intimate theater - Wisconsin Gazette | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
'The Good Father' is a great evening of intimate theater
Wisconsin Gazette
In The Good Father, Irish playwright Christian O'Reilly tosses together two disparate — and dispirited — people at a New Year's Eve party.
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James Joyce, 1914, Trieste | Century Ireland

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James Joyce, 1914, Trieste | The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago
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Useless Prayers - Eimear McBride The New Yorker

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The New Yorker
Useless Prayers
The New Yorker
Irish writers can sometimes be lured by the treasures of their wordy inheritance into flashy spending, but McBride isn't just blarneying. On the contrary, she gets her words to work hard for her.
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HBO developing show based on Jim Sheridan’s ‘In America’ (IrishCentral)

HBO developing show based on Jim Sheridan’s ‘In America’ (IrishCentral) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By Kate Hickey

Monday, September 22, 2014

Series will mark TV debut for acclaimed filmmaker. Read more
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The Late Late Show Interviews with Michael Harding

The Late Late Show Interviews with Michael Harding | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ryan Tubridy chats to poet and novelist, Michael Harding about life and death and everything in-between.
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Literary Giant or Godsend to Irish Studies Departments? - Opinion on the merits of Martin McDonagh’s theatre is sharply divided

Literary Giant or Godsend to Irish Studies Departments? - Opinion on the merits of Martin McDonagh’s theatre is sharply divided | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Opinion on the merits of Martin McDonagh’s theatre is sharply divided, so I have to say from the outset that while Eamonn Jordan is most definitely for it, I am most definitely ‘aginit’. I think McDonagh’s theatre is overrated to the point where I suspect that some major hoax has been perpetrated. I just do …
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Brendan Behan: Rescuing the Writer from the Myth

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Ahead of the International Brendan Behan Conference in Rome, John McCourt
examines the self-made myth of Brendan Behan, one of Ireland's most
controversial writers.
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Luck of the Irish - Herald Scotland: The Surfacing by Cormac James

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Luck of the Irish
Herald Scotland
He began writing short stories while doing a series of "dead-end jobs" - teaching, translating, then property renovation.
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Book worm: Yet another award to boost literary living - Irish Independent

Book worm: Yet another award to boost literary living - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Independent Book worm: Yet another award to boost literary living Irish Independent The people behind it say that the post has been created to promote Irish literature both here and abroad and to encourage the public "to engage with...
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Exciting Line Up From Irish Language Literature Festival IMRAM

Exciting Line Up From Irish Language Literature Festival IMRAM | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The home of Irish writing online (RT @writing_ie: Exciting Lineup for Irish Language Literature Festival IMRAM - http://t.co/mWtTW7sbno #literaryevents #datesforyourdiary)...
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The Love Object review Edna OBriens powerful short stories

The Love Object review  Edna OBriens powerful short stories | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This collection of elegant short stories spanning five decades reveals a writer of consistent brillianceEveryone in our village was unique and one or two of the girls were beautiful, opens The Scandalous Woman, one of the earlier stories in this...
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