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Frank O'Connor prize shortlist pits 'masters' against first-timers - including Colin Barrett

Frank O'Connor prize shortlist pits 'masters' against first-timers - including Colin Barrett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lorrie Moore and AL Kennedy contend for €25,000 short stories award alongside two debut collections
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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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Poem of the Week: "We Change the Map" by Kerry Hardie

Poem of the Week: "We Change the Map" by Kerry Hardie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Our apologies for the brief hiatus on our blog. We've been busy sending off four of our interns who graduated last week. A big thank you to all our interns for the hours of proofing, box schlepping...
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Result, by Madeleine D'Arcy - Irish Times:A moving short story written in response to Saturday’s Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum

Result, by Madeleine D'Arcy - Irish Times:A moving short story written in response to Saturday’s Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A moving short story written in response to Saturday’s Yes vote in the marriage equality referendum
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Blue is the Night by Eoin McNamee is the new Irish Times Book Club choice - Irish Times

Blue is the Night by Eoin McNamee is the new Irish Times Book Club choice - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Win one of 12 signed copies of what author David Peace called ‘a genuine, original masterpiece’
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Conor McPherson's The Weir to Return to Irish Repertory Theatre - TheaterMania.com

TheaterMania.com Conor McPherson's The Weir to Return to Irish Repertory Theatre TheaterMania.com The Irish Repertory Theatre has announced that its acclaimed revival of Conor McPherson's The Weir, directed by Ciarán O'Reilly, will return to New...
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An Interview with Peter Sirr, whose ‘The Rooms’ is shortlisted for the Pigott Poetry Prize

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Peter Sirr, whose poetry collection The Rooms is shortlisted for The Pigott Poetry Prize in association with Listowel Writers’ Week lives in Dublin where he works as a freelance writer and translator.
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In Conversation with Sara Baume

Sara Baume erupted onto the literary scene last year when her story ‘Solesearcher1’ took the 2014 Davy Byrnes Short Story Award. She subsequently won the Hennessy New Irish Writer Award 2015.
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Alas Awake: Seán Mac Erlaine on the inspirations and motivations behind his ... - Irish Times

Alas Awake: Seán Mac Erlaine on the inspirations and motivations behind his ... - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Seán Mac Erlaine's new work is a site-specific setting of Joyce's 'Finnegans Wake' that melds choral work, collage, improvisation, live electronics and visuals by Donal Dineen.
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Gals ‘Round Galway: The Literary Gifts of Irish Women

Gals ‘Round Galway: The Literary Gifts of Irish Women | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Throughout Edna O'Brien's new memoir The Country Girl, her distinctive Irish voice, at once lyric and frank, tells the story of a changing Ireland.
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The Paradox of Free Will or how I learned to stop worrying and love the form by Brian Kirk- Honest Ulsterman

The Paradox of Free Will or how I learned to stop worrying and love the form by  Brian Kirk- Honest Ulsterman | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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CBC The Sunday Edition:Anne Enright

CBC The Sunday Edition:Anne Enright | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
From James Joyce to Edna O'Brien to Colm Tóibín, Ireland has always punched above its literary weight. Michael talks with the inaugural laureate for Irish fiction and Booker Prize winner Anne Enright about her new novel "The Green Road".
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Listowel Writers’ Week: Slane for the brain

Listowel Writers’ Week: Slane for the brain | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Bill Clinton described the Hay Festival as ‘Woodstock for the mind’. For people who like books, ideas and a generous dollop of celebrity, the literary festival is a summer fix
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‘A day when hope and history rhyme’: writers and artists react to same-sex marriage vote

‘A day when hope and history rhyme’:  writers and artists react to same-sex marriage vote | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Martina Devlin, Ellen de Generes, Sebastian Barry . . . the reactions of writers, artists and entertainment figures to Ireland's vote for same sex marriage
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Local author joins international voices at Wild Atlantic writing retreat - Mid Ulster Mail

Local author joins international voices at Wild Atlantic writing retreat - Mid Ulster Mail | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Critically acclaimed local authors will be leading a creative writing retreat with a difference this summer on Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic Way.
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Theatre: A hymn to word-power - Independent.ie

Theatre: A hymn to word-power - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman dates from 2003, the same year in which The Lieutenant of Inishmore premiered.
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The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney, review: 'powerful'

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney, review: 'powerful' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Elena Seymenliyska applauds Lisa McInerney's spectacular state-of-the-nation novel set in Cork's seedy underworld
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The Millions : What It Is to Be Alone: The Millions Interviews Anne Enright

The Millions : What It Is to Be Alone: The Millions Interviews Anne Enright | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
@The_Millions has an amazing interview with Laureate of Irish Fiction Anne Enright. Have to read The Green Road now. http://t.co/pIy6HA8zwM

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Joyce on Film launching Bloomsday are looking for new Irish filmmakers

Joyce on Film launching Bloomsday are looking for new Irish filmmakers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I'm on the lookout for new Irish filmmaking talent for our 'Joyce on Film' series. We're now accepting applications from all actors and filmmakers in every area of production for our new anthology film series. The project will see many of the stories from James Joyces Dubliners and beyond updated to a contemporary setting. We've completed the first installment 'Two Gallants' which I produced, directed and acted in and we have two more stories in pre production. To help promote the series our company Rose Finn Films will launch 'Two Gallants' free to view worldwide on
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Edna O’Brien: By the Book

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The author, most recently, of “The Love Object” says Joyce staked his claim on Dublin, and it was left to Yeats, J. M. Synge and Beckett “to give us the landscape of the country in all its beauty, savagery, ghostliness and loneliness.”
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