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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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Beckett’s Irish women finally have a distinctly Irish voice

Beckett’s Irish women finally have a distinctly Irish voice | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lisa Dwan gives astonishing performances of ‘Not I’, ‘Footfalls’ and ‘Rockaby’
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Mixed reaction from writers over death of intractable icon Ian Paisley- Irish Times

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Mixed reaction from writers over death of intractable icon
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There was a strong, though mixed, reaction yesterday to the news of Ian Paisley's death from the arts community.
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Joseph O'Neill's The Dog offers a scathing critique of social inequities - The Australian

Joseph O'Neill's The Dog offers a scathing critique of social inequities - The Australian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Joseph O'Neill's The Dog offers a scathing critique of social inequities
The Australian
What does it mean to be fully alive?
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New Fiction: Loneliness and the Irish short story

New Fiction: Loneliness and the Irish short story | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Martin Malone’s latest collection tackles difficult subjects, with mixed results (New Fiction: Loneliness and the Irish short story http://t.co/1o4Jll7c1O)...
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Sinéad Morrissey wins ‘Irish Times’ Poetry Now award for the second time

Sinéad Morrissey wins ‘Irish Times’ Poetry Now award for the second time | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Belfast poet wins accolade for second time for her collection ‘Parallax’
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Poem of the Week: "Elegy for Minor Poets" by Louis MacNeice

Poem of the Week: "Elegy for Minor Poets" by Louis MacNeice | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Today, we celebrate Irish poet Louis MacNeice's birthday. Although he passed in 1963, MacNeice would have been 107 this year! His poetry is still widely loved and appreciated around the world. Whil...
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Merridy Cox Bradley's curator insight, September 14, 8:36 AM

Looking forward to publication of "The Literary Connection, Book I" from IOWI publishers, coming out in October 2014.

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Ambassador Mulhall's lecture at the University of Cardiff - Secret Scripture: Two Irish war poets

Introduction: It is instructive to look at the index to Paul Fussell's classic book about the literature of the First World War, The Great War and Modern Memory. It contains copious references to Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and other English poets who experienced life in the trenches of the First World War.

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Fizzles – Beckett in the City – 14 Henrietta Street – Tiger Dublin Fringe Review

Fizzles – Beckett in the City – 14 Henrietta Street – Tiger Dublin Fringe Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Samuel Beckett’s Fizzles – Beckett in the City – Tiger Dublin Fringe
This production takes place in 14 Henrietta street, which is one of the more impressive venues for the Fringe Festival.
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Juno and the Paycock, Bristol Old Vic, review: 'inspired' - Telegraph.co.uk

Juno and the Paycock, Bristol Old Vic, review: 'inspired' - Telegraph.co.uk | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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The great Irish playwright Sean O'Casey knew all about poverty and hardship.
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Owen McCafferty named Belfast Lyric's writer-in-residence - News - The Stage

Owen McCafferty named Belfast Lyric's writer-in-residence - News - The Stage | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Owen McCafferty has been appointed playwright-in-residence at the Lyric in Belfast. The Belfast-born writer is the third playwright to take up the position
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Joseph O’Neill’s Bleak and Funny Novel About the “Abracadabrapolis” of Dubai

Joseph O’Neill’s Bleak and Funny Novel About the “Abracadabrapolis” of Dubai | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Dog, Joseph O’Neill’s bleak and funny new novel, is many things: a confession, a businessman’s handbook to Dubai, a cautionary tale of exile. Our lawyer narrator has fled New York after a traumatic breakup, seeking “a remote solitary fate causing shame and inconvenience to no one.”  He’s landed in...
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Teenager Emma Brade's story will be published in Beyond The Stars along with original stories by authors including Eoin Colfer, Roddy Doyle and John Boyne

Teenager Emma Brade's story will be published in Beyond The Stars along with original stories by authors including Eoin Colfer, Roddy Doyle and John Boyne | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Now 14-year-old Emma's story will be published in Beyond The Stars, along with original stories by authors including Eoin Colfer, Roddy Doyle and John Boyne
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Colin Bateman on Catch-22 and the perils of research

Colin Bateman on Catch-22 and the perils of research | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
What book would you give to a friend’s child on their 18th birthday? ‘I probably wouldn’t’
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For me, Meeting the British (by Paul Muldoon) blew away the very idea of certainty

For me, Meeting the British (by Paul Muldoon) blew away the very idea of certainty | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Giles Foden: A book that changed me: Paul Muldoon’s 1987 collection was a profound influence on me as a writer, not least in how it shows how fixed ideas are subject to slippage
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Madame Matisse Is Shown Her Portrait, 1913 & other poems by Susan Millar DuMars

Madame Matisse Is Shown Her Portrait, 1913 & other poems by Susan Millar DuMars | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dreams for Breakfast
 
Sometimes everything is blue;
the hills, my hands,
house keys, chimney smoke.
If I bit the air
my mouth would fill with blue juice.
I’m peaceful, though I wonder,
what casts such a big shadow?
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A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is a shockingly honest, devastatingly beautiful ... - The Globe and Mail

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is a shockingly honest, devastatingly beautiful ... - The Globe and Mail | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is a shockingly honest, devastatingly beautiful ...
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Who should become the first Laureate for Irish Fiction?

Who should become the first Laureate for Irish Fiction? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eimear McBride, Jennifer Johnston and Kevin Barry are some of the names that have been suggested in response to the Arts Council’s call for nominees for its new three-year, €150,000 role. The judges will announce their decision in January
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Meet the Press - Wake Forest University Press

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Canongate signs three books from IMPAC winner Kevin Barry

Canongate signs three books from IMPAC winner Kevin Barry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Canongate has signed three books from IMPAC Prize-winning author Kevin Barry.
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The Fallen Parnassus: Louis MacNeice and Interbellum Hampstead | The Sob in the Spine

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New Acquisition: James Joyce’s “The Dead” illustrated by Robert Berry

New Acquisition: James Joyce’s “The Dead” illustrated by Robert Berry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The University of Tulsa and the McFarlin Library’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives would like to announce the acquisition of a new edition of James Joyce’s short story “The Dead.” "The Dead" is the final short story in…
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LITERARY FICTION - John Boyne

LITERARY FICTION - John Boyne | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Every day judge Fiona Maye is called upon to make decisions on behalf of children caught between warring parents and conflicting religious values, which she does with decisiveness.
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Metamorphoses: The Third International Flann O’Brien Conference | A Piece of Monologue: Literature, Philosophy and the Arts

Metamorphoses: The Third International Flann O’Brien Conference | A Piece of Monologue: Literature, Philosophy and the Arts | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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News from Patrick Kavanagh Country: Billy Brennan’s Barn is up for sale

News from Patrick Kavanagh Country: Billy Brennan’s Barn is up for sale | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An Irishman’s Diary about poetic properties
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A Troubles novel with plenty of violence and, thank heaven, some sex too - Spectator.co.uk

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'The Anglo-Irish, their tribe, are dying. . . .
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