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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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In my library: Colum McCann

In my library: Colum McCann | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It was a brave act, even for a writer hailed for his compassion: When Colum McCann saw a woman being attacked last month on a New Haven, Conn., sidewalk, he ran to her aid. For his trouble, the pri...
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The Believer - Interview with Eavan Boland “A Vocabulary of Belonging”

The Believer - Interview with Eavan Boland “A Vocabulary of Belonging” | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
From the Believer magazine.
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The O'Brien Press - Surge - New Writing from Ireland Introduction by Frank McGuinness

The O'Brien Press - Surge - New Writing from Ireland Introduction by Frank McGuinness | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Surge - New Writing from Ireland
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Irish writers John Boyne, Roddy Doyle, and Sarah Crossan have been nominated The Carnegie Medal for 2015

Irish writers John Boyne, Roddy Doyle, and Sarah Crossan have been nominated The Carnegie Medal for 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish writers John Boyne, Roddy Doyle, and Sarah Crossan have been nominated The Carnegie Medal for 2015
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April in New Hope: New Poem by Paul Muldoon to mark John Berryman's centenary

April in New Hope: New Poem by Paul Muldoon to mark John Berryman's centenary | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

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The Irish Times Book Club-Michael Harding Podcast

The Irish Times Book Club-Michael Harding Podcast | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Join the Irish Times Book Club to discuss literature, books and writing styles with your favourite authors and fellow readers
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Photo Flash: Conor McPherson's THE DANCE OF DEATH Opens Tonight at A ... - Broadway World

Photo Flash: Conor McPherson's THE DANCE OF DEATH Opens Tonight at A ... - Broadway World | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Dance of Death by August Strindberg in a new adaptation by Irish playwright Conor McPherson, which opens this tonight,...
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Review by Gerald Dawe - The score to Van Morrison’s art: Lit Up Inside: Selected Lyrics

Review by Gerald Dawe - The score to Van Morrison’s art:  Lit Up Inside: Selected Lyrics | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review: A collection of Van Morrison’s lyrics reveals the poetic voice and lyrical grace in his work
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Thomas Kinsella in tribute to the late Irish composer, Seán Ó Riada

Thomas Kinsella in tribute to the late Irish composer, Seán Ó Riada | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As we look forward to Samhain, the Gaelic festival marking the end of the Harvest season and the beginning of the “darker” winter months, we are quick to draw connections to our Western ideas of Ha...
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POETRY REVIEW: The Goose Tree

POETRY REVIEW: The Goose Tree | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review of Moyra Donaldson's latest poetry collection published by Liberties Press
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► VIDEO: How ten writers created one theatre play

► VIDEO: How ten writers created one theatre play | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish Times, in association with Dublin Theatre Festival, concocted a project which saw ten playwrights contribute ten parts to one play. The play, La Reine Claude, has a rehearsed reading as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.
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Life of poet is work in progress

Life of poet is work in progress | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A powerful new book on the life of Derek Mahon sent Thomas McCarthy back to Mahon’s four key works, The Yaddo Letter, The Hudson Letter, The Yellow Book and Harbour Lights.
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Myth and experience: the poetry of Eavan Boland

Myth and experience: the poetry of Eavan Boland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The distance between the early and later collections of the poet, who is 70 next week, marks the changing landscapes of her life
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Civilisation and Culture - Incompatible Bedfellows? by Jack Harte

Civilisation and Culture  -  Incompatible Bedfellows? by Jack Harte | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This is a talk I gave at the World Philosophical Forum in Athens on 1 October, 2014   The road to world civilisation and global citizenship seems to get bumpier with every passing year. The ap...
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Fiction Review Greetings, Hero by Aiden O’Reilly

Fiction Review Greetings, Hero by Aiden O’Reilly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Greetings Hero Review Aiden O'Reilly Honest Publishing
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Nominations for Irish Laureate for Fiction Revealed

Nominations for Irish Laureate for Fiction Revealed | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In July, the Arts Council wrote to organisations and individuals across the country, asking for their nominations for the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction. The closing date for receipt of nominations was 3 October 2014, and they received 119 submissions from bookshops, libraries, book clubs, arts organisations, poets and playwrights. A total of 34 writers were nominated for this honour - these are they! Anne Enright Anne Haverty Belinda McKeon Bernard MacLaverty Catherine Dunne Christine Dwy
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Bracing encounter with icy depths: The Surfacing, by Cormac James

Bracing encounter with icy depths: The Surfacing, by Cormac James | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review: Highly original and poetic story of isolation and responsibility upon the sea
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Meet Henry, Oscar Wilde's 'dark-eyed chap' - Irish Independent

Meet Henry, Oscar Wilde's 'dark-eyed chap' - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Despite dirty fingernails, a grubby appearance and tattered clothing, this man was the object of Oscar Wilde's affections during his time in prison.
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The New Republic: Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman Once Spent an Afternoon Together. Here's What Happened.

The New Republic: Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman Once Spent an Afternoon Together. Here's What Happened. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“I come as a poet to call upon a poet,” Wilde said, when Whitman opened his door.
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President Higgins warns against any attempt to ‘erase the past’

President Higgins warns against any attempt to ‘erase the past’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
New poetry trail in Letterfrack acknowledges history of former industrial school
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La Reine Claude, a collaborative play by some of our finest writers

The Irish Times, in association with Dublin Theatre Festival, devised the Arc, a project that saw 10 playwrights contribute to one play, with each adding a few pages to what had gone before.

Tom Murphy kicked things off with an opening scene for a play he called La Reine Claude. Enda Walsh then took up the baton, followed by Deirdre Kinahan, Sonya Kelly, Stacey Gregg, Kate Heffernan, Bush Moukarzel, Brokentalkers, Genevieve Hulme-Beaman and Michael West. Each part was published on irishtimes.com, with the exception of the final part (by Michael West) which is printed here, with the full script in all its chaotic glory.

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New Republic: In Praise of Oscar Wilde's Brilliant Wit, Sparkling Conversation, and Daring Genius - originally published on December 6, 1954.

New Republic: In Praise of Oscar Wilde's Brilliant Wit, Sparkling Conversation, and Daring Genius - originally published on December 6, 1954. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This piece was originally published on December 6, 1954.
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