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The Thrill of it All by Joseph O’Connor is the new Irish Times Book Club choice

The Thrill of it All by Joseph O’Connor is the new Irish Times Book Club choice | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Podcast of Joseph O’Connor in conversation will be recorded in front of a live audience in association with the Irish Writers Centre, Parnell Square, on September 2nd
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A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing: the book that wants to be heard

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing: the book that wants to be heard | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
To make sense of Eimear McBride’s book I read the first chapters out loud.
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Why is Irish writing so in vogue right now?

Why is Irish writing so in vogue right now? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Bold literary journal The Stinging Fly is giving voice to an exciting new wave of Irish authors, says Francesca Wade
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Happy Days: Enniskillen International Beckett festival 2015 review – truly enthralling

Happy Days: Enniskillen International Beckett festival 2015 review – truly enthralling | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh
Beckett’s spirit comes to vivid life among the ancient churches and lonely loughs of Northern Ireland
“Strictly speaking,” Samuel Beckett wrote in 1946, “I wasn’t there.
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‘Bind’ by Chris Murray

‘Bind’  by Chris Murray | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Bind
 
if there are birds here
then they are of stone
 
draught of birds / flesh bone wing
claw in grass,
 
rilled etch gathers to her nets
dust and fire / tree-step (again)
 
bird claw impinge and lift.
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The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley review: undertaker with a death wish - Irish Times

The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley review: undertaker with a death wish - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This darkly funny debut novel from a former Dublin mortician offers a unique perspective on dying
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THE DEATH BY HEROIN OF SID VICIOUS by Paul Durcan

THE DEATH BY HEROIN OF SID VICIOUS by Paul Durcan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There—but for the clutch of luck—go I
At daybreak—in the Arctic fog of a February daybreak
Shoulder-length helmets in the watchtowers of the concentration camp
Caught me out in the intersecting arcs of the swirling searchlights.
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Anne Enright: ‘Ireland is my home but I feel I have been trying to leave all my life’

Anne Enright: ‘Ireland is my home but I feel I have been trying to leave all my life’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The writer on her second run at the Booker, emigration and the lasting effects of the financial crash on the Irish people
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Kevin Barry short story: Roethke In The Bughouse - Irish Times

Kevin Barry short story: Roethke In The Bughouse - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The great American poet Theodore Roethke suffers a breakdown during a sojourn on Inisbofin and finds himself in a psychiatric hospital in Ballinasloe. He has ‘come loose of himself’, undoubtedly, but all is not lost.
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Interview: Star of the Sea's Ionia Ni Chroinin

Interview: Star of the Sea's Ionia Ni Chroinin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The eagerly anticipated Star of the Sea (adapted by Moonfish Theatre from Joseph O'Connor's novel) is coming to the Draiocht Theatre in Blanchardstown. Ionia Ni Chroinin,
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Sara Baume is readers' nominee for Guardian first book award 2015

Sara Baume is readers' nominee for Guardian first book award 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Spill Simmer Falter Wither, a novel ‘bursting with brio’ in which an Irish loner pours his heart out to a dog, is the first book on the longlist for this year’s Guardian first book award
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Fred Johnston - Three Poems

Fred Johnston - Three Poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fred Johnston was born in Belfast. He is director of the Western Writers' Centre, based in Galway. He also reviews poetry for Books Ireland. He founded Galway's Cúirt festival in 1986. His recent w...
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In praise of Anne Haverty by Manchán Magan

In praise of Anne Haverty by Manchán Magan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish women writers: ‘A skilled wordsmith capable of wielding an inked scalpel to delightful and dastardly effect’
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The Mark and the Void review – Paul Murray’s witty take on the Celtic Tiger

The Mark and the Void review – Paul Murray’s witty take on the Celtic Tiger | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An ill-conceived bank job provides the backdrop to a wonderful, unashamedly clever study of capitalism, art, and writing itself, says Edward Docx
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In praise of Biddy Jenkinson, by Caitlín Nic Íomhair

In praise of Biddy Jenkinson, by Caitlín Nic Íomhair | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish language poet is famously private, but her work is anything but witholding, full of love and laughter, amazement and hope
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Patrick Kavanagh, sárfhile agus ‘f***in amadán’ de chúl báire

Patrick Kavanagh, sárfhile agus ‘f***in amadán’ de chúl báire | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tá aithne mhaith ag lucht leanta Mhuineacháin ar an mbóthar go Baile Átha Cliath na laethanta seo.
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Dublin Theatre Festival more than doubles profits - Irish Times

Dublin Theatre Festival more than doubles profits - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Profits at firm that operates theatre festival last year increased by 151 per cent
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The Powers That Control Us: Beckett’s Catastrophe and Havel’s Private View at the Drayton Arms Theatre

The post The Powers That Control Us: Beckett’s Catastrophe and Havel’s Private View at the Drayton Arms Theatre appeared first on Litro Magazine.
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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1954 – The Quare Fellow, by Brendan Behan - Irish Times

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1954 – The Quare Fellow, by Brendan Behan - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Brendan Behan’s experiences banged up in the porridge set the stage for his anti-capital punishment masterpiece, a drama about waiting, and waiting some more, for the inevitable hangman’s rope
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Poetry: Anglo-Irish IRB man with link to Secret Service

Poetry: Anglo-Irish IRB man with link to Secret Service | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This year is the 95th anniversary of the death of TW Rolleston. Who he, you may ask? Well he came from 15th century Anglo-Irish stock, was at school at St Columba's College, Rathfarnham
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Poetry: Opening the world in intimate, surprising and revealing ways

Poetry: Opening the world in intimate, surprising and revealing ways | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poetry: Opening the world in intimate, surprising and revealing ways - Irish Times http://t.co/ROcmclAtbr
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Times Literary Supplement gives rave review to Young Irelanders

Times Literary Supplement gives rave review to Young Irelanders | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Young Irelanders is an anthology of new Irish short stories edited by Dave Lordan of bogmanscannon.com
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WB Yeats, the art teacher and a night at the sexologist’s

WB Yeats, the art teacher and a night at the sexologist’s | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The lost story of a memorable evening with the poet is to be published after years in a dusty drawerIt’s a story that has lain hidden in a plastic bag at the back of a dusty drawer and forgotten for more than 40 years before being uncovered,...
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Poetry Walls:Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Poetry Walls:Cúirt International Festival of Literature | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Cúirt International Festival of Literature
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Six of the best: Not the Booker prize shortlist revealed

Six of the best: Not the Booker prize shortlist revealed | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The votes have all been counted … and my head hurts. Now I hope you’ll join me in reading your chosen six – and perhaps become one of our chosen three (judges)
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