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Seamus Heaney’s final work – ‘Death’s dark door stands open … ’

Seamus Heaney’s final work – ‘Death’s dark door stands open … ’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Seamus Heaney’s last translation will be published posthumously in March. Here he introduces Virgil’s Aeneid Book VI
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On Thursday 10th March 2016 we mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Frank O’Connor

On Thursday 10th March 2016 we mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Frank O’Connor
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Irish Pages – Seamus Heaney reviews: in the words of fellow poets

Irish Pages – Seamus Heaney reviews: in the words of fellow poets | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish writer is remembered in two volumes of the ‘Irish Pages’ literary journal
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From Bram to Brooklyn: 10 great films adapted from Irish literature

From Bram to Brooklyn: 10 great films adapted from Irish literature | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and John Crowley’s Brooklyn vie for the best picture Oscar this weekend. They are part of a grand tradition
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Leabhar na hAthghabhála | Bloodaxe Books

Leabhar na hAthghabhála | Bloodaxe Books | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Kevin Curran on his second novel 'Citizens'

Kevin Curran on his second novel 'Citizens' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Citizens creates a conversation across a century, between two disparate characters, in one unique interwoven story that combines both Irish history...
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Maighread Medbh | A Reading of Michael Hartnett's 'Epitaph for John Kelly, Blacksmith'

The first line has remained in my memory since first reading it. Maybe the fact that the poet is from my home town made me pay attention to him first. Maybe it was recognition of a fellow psychic sound, spawned by the atmosphere of a slightly askew town l
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How do Irish literary festivals treat writers?

How do Irish literary festivals treat writers? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Free speech, yes. Speak for free? No. As British literary festivals come under fire for not paying authors, Sarah Gilmartin finds out the state of play and rates of pay here
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Frank O'Connor Fellowship

Frank O'Connor Fellowship | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This international poetry competition gives TWO winners chapbook publications and cash prizes. Winning poets will be considered as potential readers at the Munster Literature Centre's annual poetry festival.
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Windham-Campbell Prize for nonfiction gives Helen Garner validation and $US150,000

Windham-Campbell Prize for nonfiction gives Helen Garner validation and $US150,000 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When Helen Garner found an email in her junk file last week from someone at Yale University who had
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Revolution NOW [08]: Revolution in Progress by Peadar O'Donoghue - HeadStuff

Revolution NOW [08]: Revolution in Progress by Peadar O'Donoghue - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Revolution NOW Poem of the Week [08]: Revolution in Progress by Peadar O'Donoghue. Please read our submission page before sending work | Headstuff.org
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The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney is Irish Times Book Club choice for March

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney is Irish Times Book Club choice for March | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Biting, moving and darkly funny, The Glorious Heresies explores salvation, shame and the legacy of Ireland’s twentieth-century attitudes to sex and family
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Poetry Masterclass with Paula Meehan - Words Ireland

Poetry Masterclass with Paula Meehan - Words Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Words Ireland is a recently formed grouping of seven literature organisations, who are working collaboratively to provide coordinated professional development and resource services to the literature sector. The organisations involved are: Children’s Books Ireland, Ireland Literature Exchange, Irish Writers Centre, Munster Literature Centre, Poetry Ireland, Publishing Ireland and The Stinging Fly.
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Anne Enright, Joseph O'Connor & Eimear McBride love Sara Baume's novel -- See her March 8th

Anne Enright, Joseph O'Connor & Eimear McBride love Sara Baume's novel -- See her March 8th | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Watch Fire in the Blood online-Actor Derbhle Crotty on the life of Lady Augusta Gregory 

Watch Fire in the Blood  online-Actor Derbhle Crotty on the life of Lady Augusta Gregory  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fire in the Blood : New series. Four modern-day cultural leaders - actor Derbhle Crotty, musician Fiachna Ó Braonáin, singer Camille O'Sullivan and GAA star Anna Geary - tell the stories of some of the icons of the Celtic Revival, who re-imagined Ireland over a century ago and paved the way for independence.
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Review:Seamus Heaney: Five Fables. Touchpress Limited, 2014. iPad app.

Review:Seamus Heaney: Five Fables. Touchpress Limited, 2014. iPad app. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Seamus Heaney: Five Fables. Touchpress Limited, 2014. iPad app.
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Michael Harding: I found comfort at a funeral after the isolation of winter

Michael Harding: I found comfort at a funeral after the isolation of winter | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
That’s one of the lovely things about rural Ireland: people know each other like old trees
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Cryanair, by Rita Ann Higgins

Cryanair, by Rita Ann Higgins | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The queue was long. The chatter rising up and down the length of it was anxious, especially from the elderly. Some Cryanair soldier is striking fear into the hearts of the passengers in Liverpool airport. It was about carry-on luggage. I wasn't too worried, my bag was small. I had used it several times before.…
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Interview: Newry playwright Abbie Spallen awarded $150,000 literary prize

Interview: Newry playwright Abbie Spallen awarded $150,000 literary prize | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
ABBIE SPALLEN gibbered for ten minutes when she received the surprise news that she had won a major literary prize for her plays. I interviewed the Newry playwright this afternoon.
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Taking an interest in Irish books online

Taking an interest in Irish books online | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Our idea is very simple: to have the contents of the Irish Interest section of every Irish bookshop available on the internet
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Compass Lines at The Irish Writers Centre

Compass Lines at The Irish Writers Centre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
    Compass Lines is a writers’ exchange project aiming to establish links between writers and communities in the North and South of Ireland, while additionally examining relationships between the East and West of these islands, through workshops, public discussions, and the commissioning of new collaborative writing. Compass Lines aims to encourage artistic fusion and…
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Nine Authors, Playwrights Win $150,000 Windham-Campbell Prizes

Nine Authors, Playwrights Win $150,000 Windham-Campbell Prizes | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tessa Hadley, Hilton Als and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins are among this year’s winners.
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