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Ireland's Greatest Living Writer Demurs - Daily Beast

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Ireland's Greatest Living Writer Demurs
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The Secret Scripture (2008) won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the oldest fiction award in the UK, and was named the Costas Book of the Year (an award for British and Irish writers).
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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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Hushed | Bram Stoker Festival-candlelit walk through Marsh's Library | Dublin

Hushed | Bram Stoker Festival-candlelit walk through Marsh's Library | Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Take a candlelit walk, in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience one of Dublin’s most fascinating buildings, cloaked in the dark of night
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The Airship Era by Caitríona O'Reilly : Poetry Magazine

The Airship Era by  Caitríona  O'Reilly  : Poetry Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
They’d barely emerged from the deep-green forests / of that epauletted century. Geraniums bloomed on windowsills in Heidelberg. / Student princes eyed the tavern keeper’s daughter through the blond foam / of their tankards. The future must have seemed weightless
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Julian Gough reviews PostCapitalism: A Guide To Our Future, by Paul Mason

Julian Gough reviews PostCapitalism: A Guide To Our Future, by Paul Mason | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Channel 4’s economics editor argues that capitalism is at the heart of all the world’s woes
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Out Of Their Feeling - Mary O'Donnell's Review of Not the Same Sky, by Evelyn Conlon

Out Of Their Feeling - Mary O'Donnell's Review of Not the Same Sky, by Evelyn Conlon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Not the Same Sky, by Evelyn Conlon
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Paris Syndrome by Victoria Kennefick : Poetry Magazine

Paris Syndrome by  Victoria  Kennefick  : Poetry Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Eiffel Tower erected itself in my head, / we couldn’t find the lifts, climbed the stairs. / Of course there were fireworks.
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Death by Fire: The Secret of the Wilde Sisters --- Julian Hanna

Death by Fire: The Secret of the Wilde Sisters --- Julian Hanna | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On October 31st, 1871, during the last dance of a country ball, the hem of one sister’s – Emily’s – crinoline evening gown had suddenly burst into flames.
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Podcast of September 2015 issue of POETRY- The editors discuss new poems by Michelle O'Sullivan, Billy Ramsell, and Victoria Kennefick; plus a discussion with Patrick Cotter on contemporary Irish p...

Podcast of September 2015 issue of POETRY- The editors discuss new poems by Michelle O'Sullivan, Billy Ramsell, and Victoria Kennefick; plus a discussion with Patrick Cotter on contemporary Irish p... | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The editors discuss new poems by Michelle O'Sullivan, Billy Ramsell, and Victoria Kennefick; plus a discussion with Patrick Cotter on contemporary Irish poetry.
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Sydney Morning Herald: The Blue Guitar review: John Banville generates deep aesthetic satisfaction

Sydney Morning Herald: The Blue Guitar review: John Banville generates deep aesthetic satisfaction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Banville is the most accomplished stylist writing in English and his new, superb novel, The Blue Guitar, is deliberately and exhilaratingly ambiguous.
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Book review: The Blue Guitar by John Banville

Book review: The Blue Guitar by John Banville | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A wonderfully unreliable narrator dominates John Banville’s elegant novel of tangled infidelity, finds Allan Massie
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The Blue Guitar by John Banville review – a tale of art, theft and adultery

The Blue Guitar by John Banville review – a tale of art, theft and adultery | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A lapsed painter wonders where it all went wrong in the latest novel from the Man Booker winner
Novels with plots that are slight or familiar-seeming tend to compensate by pumping up the idiosyncrasy of the narrative voice.
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We Don’t Know What We’re Doing by Thomas Morris review – an assured debut

We Don’t Know What We’re Doing by Thomas Morris review – an assured debut | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The denizens of Caerphilly bounce from one crisis to the next in an entertaining collection of short stories
Caerphilly is itself a character in Thomas Morris’s debut collection of stories: its castle, shopping centre and Big Cheese fair.
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Hair by Ailbhe Darcy : Poetry Magazine

Hair by  Ailbhe  Darcy  : Poetry Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Kind bolus of hair, we who have shoehorned ourselves / into dream dresses, spooled Louis heels down fettled steps / to grooms, or steeled ourselves in suits for the clinch, counter-
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Review: We Don’t Know What We’re Doing, by Thomas Morris

Review: We Don’t Know What We’re Doing, by Thomas Morris | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fresh, at times brilliant, debut short story collection portrays lost souls in Wales
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Shepherd’s Purse by Paul Perry : Poetry Magazine

Shepherd’s Purse by  Paul  Perry  : Poetry Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In the field —  / shepherd’s purse: / to be seen even in the dark.
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‘Power corrupts, irrespective of gender’: Martina Devlin on About Sisterland

‘Power corrupts, irrespective of gender’: Martina Devlin on About Sisterland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
About Sisterland considers what a world ruled by women might be like. I was obliged to set it in the 22nd century because there’s no sign of female hegemony happening in the present
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Abbey Talks Series Susan Lynch By the Bog of Cats

Actor Susan Lynch talks to Lisa Farrelly about her character Hester Swane in Marina Carr's By The Bog of Cats, creative fulfillment and the collective experience of theatre.
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The Blue Guitar by John Banville | The Times

The Blue Guitar by John Banville | The Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Booker prize-winner loves life’s big questions but this tome, about a painter, adulterer and thief, provides no answers
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New Banville novel The Blue Guitar due September

New Banville novel The Blue Guitar due September | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Wexford-born writer John Banville - who won the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for his novel The Sea - will release his his sixteenth novel, The Blue Guitar, this September.
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Beneath the Earth by John Boyne review – stories of insight and beauty

Beneath the Earth by John Boyne review – stories of insight and beauty | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Boyne confirms his place as one of Ireland’s rising literary stars with this bittersweet collection of stories The Irish writer John Boyne’s first collection of short stories is mostly a triumph, barring a couple of insubstantial squibs...
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How Joyce bit the Yeats hand that fed him

How Joyce bit the Yeats hand that fed him | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
W B Yeats's mentoring of the young James Joyce shows our national poet at his most generous.
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