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Banville and McBride top of the world after double literary win

Banville and McBride top of the world after double literary win | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish writers John Banville and Eimear McBride have achieved a remarkable double literary success by claiming two prestigious international prizes.
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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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Congratulations, Gerard. That's great.
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Colum McCann - Inner Worlds: The Word Shed | The New Yorker

Colum McCann - Inner Worlds: The Word Shed | The New Yorker | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colum McCann on his father’s writing shed, which “always smelled damp inside, as if the rain rose up out of the carpet.”
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Bits of Oscar Wilde, hiding in plain sight at the Free Library

Bits of Oscar Wilde, hiding in plain sight at the Free Library | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Three previously unknown Oscar Wilde items have surfaced in the Free Library of Philadelphia's rare-book collection and are being greeted by scholars and aficionados as perhaps one of the most...
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Brendan Gleeson and sons in Enda Walsh’s The Walworth Farce

Brendan Gleeson and sons in Enda Walsh’s The Walworth Farce | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Brendan Gleeson and sons Domhnall and Brian have established a recent acting dynasty. So what will happen when they finally share a stage together for the first time?
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▶ Paul Gosling: Placenames & Táin Bó Cúailnge in Co. Louth - YouTube

A 12-minute interview outlining the relevance of placenames for understanding the route of Táin Bó Cúailnge, particularly in Co. Louth. It was recorded in la...
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► VIDEO: Stunning video captures 'Dublin In Words' - Stephen James Smith

► VIDEO: Stunning video captures 'Dublin In Words' - Stephen James Smith | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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John MacKenna Talks ‘Joseph’ With Susan Condon

John MacKenna Talks ‘Joseph’ With Susan Condon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Have you ever read a book which moved you so profoundly that you felt, because of it, your own writing would never be the same again? In the last year, I’ve been lucky enough to read two such books, yet both author and genre-wise they couldn’t have been further apart. The most recent was, Joseph, by John MacKenna, which was recently launched by RTE Radio's Joe Duffy. MacKenna felt it was about time that Joseph of Nazareth had a voice, and so in this contemporary novel, Joseph - a small-time buil
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‘Strumpet City’ most borrowed book from public libraries in 2013

‘Strumpet City’ most borrowed book from public libraries in 2013 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ makes top 100 for first time, but ‘Wimpy Kid’ dominates charts
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Irish Speculative Fiction Writers: Fitz-James O'Brien (1828-1862)

Irish Speculative Fiction Writers: Fitz-James O'Brien (1828-1862) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fitz-James O'Brien is almost certainly the only Irish speculative fiction writer to have died of injuries suffered in the American Civil War.  Cork born, he emigrated to the US in his mid twenties ...
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The Best Fiction for Christmas: Literary novels of 2014 - Independent.ie

The Best Fiction for Christmas: Literary novels of 2014 - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It was the year of the blockbuster. Following on from Eleanor Catton's 2013 Man Booker-winning The Luminaries, which ran to 830 pages, and Donna Tartt's almost equally verbose The Goldf
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Danielle McLaughlin reviews Waiting for the Bullet by Madeleine D'Arcy | Stinging Fly

Danielle McLaughlin reviews Waiting for the Bullet by Madeleine D'Arcy | Stinging Fly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
 
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Digging deep into the regions of Seamus Heaney’s poetry

Digging deep into the regions of Seamus Heaney’s poetry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Richard Rankin Russell’s book explores the poet’s fidelity to his birthplace in Co Derry
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Phelim Donlon died after weeks ‘precious with moments of sadness and grace’

Phelim Donlon died after weeks ‘precious with moments of sadness and grace’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Former Arts Council drama officer encouraged women ‘to aim higher and go further’
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Poem Of The Month: December 2014 - 'Fox Cycle' by Bethany W. Pope

'Fox Cycle' by Bethany W. Pope
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Fox Cycle is a traditional sonnet crown; adorned with a
continuous double-acrostic that runs down the left and
right margins of each sonnet and which, taken together,
form another poem. It details the life of a vixen as she
(being trickster) slips between the world of the living and
the world of the dead.

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Shanghai Daily: Irish author-critic Thomas McCarthy details love of novels, poems

Shanghai Daily: Irish author-critic Thomas McCarthy details love of novels, poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Q: What’s the best book you’ve read recently?

The best book I’ve read recently is a collection of poems, “The Hotel Oneira,” by American poet August Kleinzahler. Kleinzahler writes about the loneliness
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Happy birthday Edna O'Brien, one of Ireland's finest writers

Happy birthday Edna O'Brien, one of Ireland's finest writers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Three cheers to one of Ireland's greatest living writers
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‘Novels are work, day in, day out’: Nuala Ni Chonchuir

‘Novels are work, day in, day out’: Nuala Ni Chonchuir | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Are you reading our book of the month? Here, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, the author of this month’s Book Club choice ‘The Closet of Savage Mementos’, talks writing and the books business
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Me lo apunto en Goodreads. :)

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Bar Talk: written and narrated by Nessa O'Mahony

Bar Talk is Nessa O'Mahony's first poetry collection, originally published in 1999. The collection of poems tells stories of life, death, love and everything in between as Nessa sits in a bar and watches the lives of others unfold. Bar Talk is now available as an e-book via the link below and Bar Talk: The Audiobook, will be available shortly on Audible. For now, here's Nessa reading a poem from the book called 'Triple Exposure'
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The Letters and Poems of Samuel Beckett - New York Times

The Letters and Poems of Samuel Beckett - New York Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“These throw no light on my work,” Samuel Beckett said of his letters, but he was wrong.
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