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Doreen Finn on My Buried Life: searching for a place to belong

Doreen Finn on My Buried Life: searching for a place to belong | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Eva, my narrator, is displaced both at home in Dublin and in her adopted home, New York City’
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Colm Tóibín: The same-sex marriage referendum and the embrace of love

Colm Tóibín: The same-sex marriage referendum and the embrace of love | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The campaign has allowed us to set out how we wish to be treated
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Review: Emma Must - 'Notes on the Use of the Austrian Scythe' - Latest News - Lagan Press

Review: Emma Must - 'Notes on the Use of the Austrian Scythe' - Latest News - Lagan Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Winner of the fourth Templar Portfolio Award, we look at Emma Must's début pamphlet from Templar Poetry.
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No Place like Home: Anne Enright's Affecting Irish Family Saga - Everyday ebook

No Place like Home: Anne Enright's Affecting Irish Family Saga - Everyday ebook | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Everyday ebook No Place like Home: Anne Enright's Affecting Irish Family Saga Everyday ebook Anne Enright's writing résumé is among the most elite: her novel The Gathering won the Man Booker Prize, her novel The Forgotten Waltz won the Andrew...
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Q&A with Eibhear Walshe – Shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2015

 
Dr Eibhear Walshe
Dr. Eibhear Walshe is a senior lecturer in the School of Modern English at University College Cork. His recently published novel The Diary of Mary Travers is shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2015.
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Writing just wouldn't go away - Irish Echo on Mary Costello

Writing just wouldn't go away - Irish Echo on Mary Costello | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Echo
Writing just wouldn't go away
Irish Echo
Last year, Mary Costello joined the ranks of Irish writers who've made an immediate impact with a first novel.
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New play My English Tongue, My Irish Heart dramatises the Diaspora tale

New play My English Tongue, My Irish Heart dramatises the Diaspora tale | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Author Liam Harte talks about the new play My English Tongue, My Irish Heart
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A climate change poem for today: Zoological Positivism Blues by Paul Muldoon

A climate change poem for today: Zoological Positivism Blues by Paul Muldoon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
UK poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy curates a series of 20 original poems by various authors on the theme of climate change Come with me to the petting zoo Its waist high turnstile gate Come with me to the petting zoo We’ll prove it’s not too late For...
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A return to the western shore: Anne Enright on yielding to the Irish tradition

A return to the western shore: Anne Enright on yielding to the Irish tradition | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Suffering a touch of midlife madness, the author found herself drawn to the dramatic west coast of Ireland and a way of writing she had always resisted – one with a strong connection to her past
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Beat up little seagull – old tunes and new in Baltimore and DC – Nessa O'Mahony

Beat up little seagull – old tunes and new in Baltimore and DC – Nessa O'Mahony | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Happy 80th birthday, Eddie Linden, poet, pacifist and Catholic atheist

Happy 80th birthday, Eddie Linden, poet, pacifist and Catholic atheist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Cooney, who is writing a biography of the Scots-Irish poet and editor of Aquarius, profiles this complex and charismatic character – communist, Catholic and homosexual
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Uimhir a Cúig | Sons Are Older At The Speed Of Light: Poems --- Macdara Woods

Uimhir a Cúig | Sons Are Older At The Speed Of Light: Poems --- Macdara Woods | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
My father did not finish things / Such things as rows / Or playing parts And breakdowns / Retiring early Died too soon / His final words to me --- A / Half a question Half unasked / At no point an...
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Not only an interesting article about one of Irelands prolific poet, but a great magazine! Numero Cinq was a new one on me. Lots of great fiction and essays.

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Nick Laird: On Writing, and Life with Zadie Smith

Nick Laird: On Writing, and Life with Zadie Smith | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  Nick Laird was born in Co.Tyrone, Northern Ireland and educated at Cookstown High School and Cambridge University. Currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York, his honours
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Poet leaves Enniscorthy to drive around America-Eamonn Wall

Poet leaves Enniscorthy to drive around America-Eamonn Wall | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
EAMONN WALL has, over the past two decades, written a body of work that has made him one of Ireland’s leading diaspora poets, though he is nothing like as famous as he should be.
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Peter O’Neill on And Agamemnon Dead, an alternative collection of Irish poetry

Peter O’Neill on And Agamemnon Dead, an alternative collection of Irish poetry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Our hope is that this anthology offers a good perspective into the poetry being written outside the mainstream publishing houses so as to encourage people who would normally never read the stuff to give it a second chance
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Q&A with Eoin McNamee – Shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2015

        Eoin McNamee’s novels include Resurrection Man, later made into a film, The Blue Tango, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize, and Orchid Blue, described by John Burnside in the Guardian as ‘not only a political novel of the highest...
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The Green Road by Anne Enright, review: 'virtuosic' - Telegraph.co.uk

The Green Road by Anne Enright, review: 'virtuosic' - Telegraph.co.uk | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Anthony Cummins admires Anne Enright’s bold and brilliant novel about a family reunion, which is as fragmented as its characters
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Happy 5th birthday, Little Island - Irish Times

Happy 5th birthday, Little Island - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Siobhán Parkinson traces the history, successes, challenges and ambitions of the children’s publisher she helped found in 2010 as it launches its 50th book
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The Green Road by Anne Enright review – a family’s worth of stories

The Green Road by Anne Enright review – a family’s worth of stories | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The sale of a house in the west of Ireland once the children are grown is at the centre of a brilliant, radical novel that refuses to offer any neat solutions Anne Enright’s new book, the blurb tells us, is set around an enticing moment: matriarch...
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Distinctly Paul Muldoon | TLS

Distinctly Paul Muldoon | TLS | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
RT @TheTLS: Distinctly Paul Muldoon
Oli Hazzard on the Irish poet’s endless inventiveness
http://t.co/oIiWz7PZP5 http://t.co/MURMlDRonc
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A Former Country Girl Catches Fire In 'The Love Object'

A Former Country Girl Catches Fire In 'The Love Object' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When Edna O'Brien's first novel, The Country Girls, was published in 1960, her family and neighbors in the small Irish village where she was born
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Edge Hill Short Story Prize reveals bumper shortlist for 2015 - includes Madeline D'Arcy

Edge Hill Short Story Prize reveals bumper shortlist for 2015 - includes Madeline D'Arcy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The shortlist for the Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story 2015 has been confirmed ahead of a ceremony naming the overall winner on 2 July.
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