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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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Issue 2: Autumn 2014 - North West Words

Issue 2: Autumn 2014 - North West Words | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Click the link below view the magazine. NORTH WEST WORDS ISSUE 2 AUTUMN WINTER 2014
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Defender of the Faith – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Defender of the Faith – Civic Theatre, Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer: Stuart Carolan Director: Andrew Flynn Reviewer: Monica Insinga Love/Hate creator Stuart Carolan is back at the theatre with his award-winning first play, Defender of the Faith, a thriller in which he started to explore paramilitary life in...
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The Book Quiz: it's the John Boyne special

The Book Quiz: it's the John Boyne special | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Boyne is this month's featured book club writer. Think you know him better than most? Try this week's quiz and find out if you're right
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The Charming Nancy by Miriam Gamble - Celebrating 6th Annual PoetryFest Nov 7-9 at IAC

The Charming Nancy by Miriam Gamble - Celebrating  6th Annual PoetryFest Nov 7-9 at IAC | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

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Irish Children’s Prize 2014 Shortlist | A.M.Heath

This year we received over 500 submissions, and so much talent to enjoy. To everyone who entered, we’re very grateful to you for helping make the competition happen. It wasn’t an easy job judging it, and there was something to enjoy in every submission.

*drum roll*

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Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 5 October 2014

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 5 October 2014 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
New short essays:The Bells of St Nicholas - a poem by Gerald Dawe;The Queen Elizabeths by Alan Titley; Three Men and a Boat by Gerry Moran; Mapping by Mary O'Malley; ...
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Countess Markievicz by Fionnuala Doran runner-up in the Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize.

Countess Markievicz by Fionnuala Doran runner-up in the Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fionnuala Doran has been named runner-up in the Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize. This is her entryInterview with winner Alexis DeaconRead winner Alexis Deacons graphic storyRead runner-up Beth Dawsons graphic story Continue reading...
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Wildness and vengefulness bring jarring Playboy to life - Independent.ie

Wildness and vengefulness bring jarring Playboy to life - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There is nothing  that actually says that Margaret Flaherty, (known as Pegeen Mike) daughter of Michael James Flaherty, can’t be a woman in her 40s. But somehow having Pegeen that
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Book review: A most Irish novel - Macleans.ca

Book review: A most Irish novel - Macleans.ca | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This strangely mesmerizing tale of an Irish widow is a literary triumph, writes Anne Kingston
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Read the winning poems in the 2014 Dromineer Poetry Competition.

Read the winning poems in the 2014 Dromineer Poetry Competition. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Winners in the Dromineer 2014 Poetry Competition judged by Matthew Sweeney


 


1st   A Blackfriary Burial by Michael Farry, Meath.


                                                                                            


2nd   Borderlands by Roisin Kelly, Cork 


                                                                      


3rd   Dream Notes by Pearse Murray, Albany, NY, USA,


                                                                    


HC   The Chase by Simon Lewis, Carlow 

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InTallaght EDITION 60 - poem by Michael Whelan

Tallaght's Favourite Magazine covering news, features, interviews, music, comedy, business, fashion, sport and much more. Featuring an interview with LOVE/HATE's Johnny Ward.
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She Stoops To Conquer – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

She Stoops To Conquer – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer: Oliver Goldsmith Music: Rebekah Hughes Director: Conrad Nelson Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Northern Broadsides are one of those theatre companies that you expect great things of.
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Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Doireann Ní Ghríofa | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
 
BIRTHBURST
 

many months, to float in warmth
womb-wet swell
stirred with each murmur of her world

until
surges begin
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This month's Book Club choice: A History of Loneliness, by John Boyne

This month's Book Club choice: A History of Loneliness, by John Boyne | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The first Irish Times Book Club choice is the bestselling Dublin author’s 13th novel, but the first to be set in Ireland. It tells the story of abuse in the Catholic Church seen through the eyes of a good priest. Now read on
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Books: Poor take on Oscar Wilde's American adventure - Independent.ie

Books: Poor take on Oscar Wilde's American adventure - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On January 3, 1882, Oscar Wilde arrived into New York harbour to begin an 11-month lecture tour of the United States. He was there to speak to Americans about the power of art and aesth
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Lingo Festival Dublin – review

Lingo Festival Dublin – review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
 
 
 
 
You would not usually expect an afternoon event at a festival to be a packed affair.  But it’s also sensible to assume that at Ireland’s first spoken word festival, Lingo, a lot of expectations would be subverted.
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Book worm: 'Standing Army' jibe is pure fiction - Irish Independent

Book worm: 'Standing Army' jibe is pure fiction - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writing short stories is "great", Colm Tóibín told Edel Coffey in these pages last weekend, "because no one reads them" and for a writer "that giv
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Ireland's LT Meade, the JK Rowling of her day, remembered 100 years on - Irish Times

Ireland's LT Meade, the JK Rowling of her day, remembered 100 years on - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We mark the centenary of Ireland’s forgotten bestselling author of 280 books, pioneer of girls’ school fiction and crime stories
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A slight but carefully written 'The Dog' by Joseph O'Neill - Buffalo News

A slight but carefully written 'The Dog' by Joseph O'Neill - Buffalo News | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The DogBy Joseph O’NeillPantheon256 pages, $25.95By Ed TaylorNEWS BOOK REVIEWERNot a linear descendant of Melville’s Bartleby but a distant cousin, “X,” the Swiss-American protagonist of Irish-American ...
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Abridged 0 – 37: Torquemada | Abridged Online

Abridged 0 – 37: Torquemada | Abridged Online | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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New poetry collections on shelves for Autumn

New poetry collections on shelves for Autumn | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Autumn has arrived, and so too have several new collections of poetry including Mickey Finn’s Air by Gerald Dawe (Gallery Press) and The Truth and Other Stories by Sarah Clancy.

Galway features s
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