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Up-to-Date Coverage of The World of Irish Literature
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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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Submissions are now open for ‘The Listowel Writers Week Irish Poem of the Year’

Submissions are now open for ‘The Listowel Writers Week Irish Poem of the Year’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The complete online writing magazine
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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1992 – The Butcher Boy, by Patrick McCabe

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1992 – The Butcher Boy, by Patrick McCabe | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The former teacher’s dark masterpiece gives a disconcerting but compelling voice to the mistreated children who were Ireland’s darkest secret

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Absolving Seamus Heaney from any charge of simplification

Absolving Seamus Heaney from any charge of simplification | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Broadening perceptions of Heaney via his prose and place in European intellectual thinking
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From two years ago on the bicentenary of his birth: Sheridan Le Fanu's gothic spirit lives on

From two years ago on the bicentenary of his birth: Sheridan Le Fanu's gothic spirit lives on | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Kim Newman: A timely Google doodle reminds us that, two centuries after his birth, the writer's sophisticated variations on vampire and ghost stories retain their eerie power
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John Minihan tells all about his famous Samuel Beckett photograph

John Minihan tells all about his famous Samuel Beckett photograph | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Headline John Minihan tells all about his famous Samuel Beckett photograph
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An exclusive look inside the final volume of Beckett's Letters  Cambridge University Press

An exclusive look inside the final volume of Beckett's Letters  Cambridge University Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In this fourth and final volume of The Letters of Samuel Beckett readers discover the life and work of a literary giant in his own words.
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Poet plays peacemaker as Montague’s adopted Nice is torn apart

Poet plays peacemaker as Montague’s adopted Nice  is torn apart | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Montague and Elizabeth Wassell are heartbroken over the attack in Nice
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Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis – one of the greatest love letters ever written

Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis – one of the greatest love letters ever written | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Written towards the end of Wilde’s incarceration, De Profundis is bitter, seductive, hurt and passionate. Ahead of a public reading, Colm Tóibín visits the cell in which Wilde put pen to paper
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The Casement Sonata by Gavin Friday review: The curve of words

The Casement Sonata by Gavin Friday review: The curve of words | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Gavin Friday disinters Sir Roger Casement’s long-lost poetic voice in a work of ambient poetry, one of the strangest and rarest gifts offered up this centenary year
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Edna O'Brien Publishes her 'Masterpiece' | News | Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edna O'Brien Publishes her 'Masterpiece' | News | Edinburgh International Book Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Edna O'Brien Publishes her 'Masterpiece'
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New Novel: All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan – review

New Novel: All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan – review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish writer’s third novel explores new territory – a foray into the Traveller community – but his protagonist lacks depth
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Eimear McBride: ‘Writing is painful – but it’s the closest you can get to joy’

Eimear McBride: ‘Writing is painful – but it’s the closest you can get to joy’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish author on life as an exile, writing good sex – and those James Joyce comparisons
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Lisa McInerney ‘Questions of identity are at the heart of all literature’

Lisa McInerney ‘Questions of identity are at the heart of all literature’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The British Council, Bangalore hosted a discussion on the works of authors shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016 as part of its Literary Lounge sessions in July this year. The prize was finally awarded to the Irish writer Lisa McInerney for her debut novel The Glorious Heresies, which also won this year’s Desmond Elliot Prize and has been longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year award. 
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RTE Documentary Invisible Prince-Born 202 Years ago A documentary on Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu

RTE Documentary Invisible Prince-Born 202 Years ago A documentary on Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A documentary on Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873), father of the ghost story genre in the 19th century, he was a novelist, journalist and founder of the Dublin 'Evening Mail'.
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The Poetry Programme-Rick O’Shea visits the Irish Poetry Reading Archive at UCD and meets soldier-poet Michael Whelan.

The Poetry Programme-Rick O’Shea visits the Irish Poetry Reading Archive at UCD and meets soldier-poet Michael Whelan. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In the first of a new series of the Poetry Programme Rick O'Shea visits the Irish Poetry Reading Archive at UCD and meets soldier-poet Michael Whelan.
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I Hate the Internet review by Rob Doyle: A novel so bad it’s . . . really a lot of fun

I Hate the Internet review by Rob Doyle: A novel so bad it’s  . . . really a lot of fun | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Rob Doyle says Jarett Kobek’s satirically ‘bad’ book is a memorable rant against just about everything
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Listen to full album: Brendan Behan Sings Irish Folksongs & Ballads

1.Gertrude Stein 0:43 2.On the 18th Day of November 0:36 3.The Captains and the Kings 4:01 4.Gurd Cake 1:56 5.If You'll Marry Me 1:27 6.Who Fears to Spea
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Featherweight: a short story by Eileen Lynch

Featherweight: a short story by Eileen Lynch | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A young girl plays a waiting game in August’s Hennessy New Irish Writing winning story
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Why Can’t Irish Writers Escape the Sea?

Why Can’t Irish Writers Escape the Sea? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Martello tower on the coast south of Dublin, where stately plump Buck Mulligan begins Ulysses, receives thousands of visitors each year, filled as it is
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Louise Erdrich and Anne Enright read from their new books at the 92nd Street Y

Anne Enright reads from The Green Road. Louise Erdrich reads from LaRose. Both writers are then interviewed by Mary Beth Keane. Subscribe for more video
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Truth before beauty: how John B Yeats and James Joyce made case for Ulysses

Truth before beauty: how John B Yeats and James Joyce made case for Ulysses | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Arguments made in Dublin debating societies by Yeats in 1865 and Joyce in 1900 would transform obscenity law and free a beautiful, truthful novel from censor’s shackles
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Video - Poems That Make Grown Women Cry: Edna O’Brien

As a sequel to their ‘Grown Men’ version of 2014, Anthony and Ben Holden introduce a selection of poems which haunt and move a throng of eminent women, wh
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