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Donal Ryan to publish first collection of stories

Donal Ryan to publish first collection of stories | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Slanting of the Sun, the first collection of short stories from Donal Ryan, author of The Spinning Heart and The Thing About December will be published next month.
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Jorge Luis Borges: Remembering the great Argentine author's Irish literary connections

Jorge Luis Borges: Remembering the great Argentine author's Irish literary connections | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On August 24th 1899, the great author Jorge Luis Borges was born in Argentina.
 
During his lifetime, he wrote collections of short stories and poetry that changed the face of writing on...
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By the Bog of Cats: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned in this revenge tale

By the Bog of Cats: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned in this revenge tale | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Marina Carr's dystopian play will leave you in no doubt that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
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Books: Blistering stories with huge global appeal - Irish Independent

Books: Blistering stories with huge global appeal - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This blistering collection of short stories by John Boyne sets off at a cracking pace and doesn't let up until the very last page.
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Books: Short story book's slim victory

Books: Short story book's slim victory | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In her essay Garlic In Fiction, Shirley Jackson spoke of the reader as the "unrelenting, genuine enemy" of the author, to be defeated. Short stories, the legendary US writer g
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Festival will celebrate life and works of dramatist Friel | News | Impartial Reporter

Festival will celebrate life and works of dramatist Friel | News | Impartial Reporter | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A packed festival celebrating the life and works of talented Irish dramatist Brian Friel will begin in County Donegal today (Thursday).
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Stage: Riots, tragedy and the theatre 'on a dirty street' - Smock Alley

Stage: Riots, tragedy and the theatre 'on a dirty street' - Smock Alley | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Wandering through Temple Bar recently, my attention was drawn to the sign announcing "one of the most important sites in European theatre history". There on Exchange Street, p
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By The Bog of Cats – Abbey Theatre – Review

By The Bog of Cats – Abbey Theatre – Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By the Bog of Cats – Showing on the Abbey Stage – Review
Until Saturday, 12 September 2015
The Bog of Cats is a place not quite of this earth.
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Tim Cunningham – Three Poems

Tim Cunningham – Three Poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tim Cunningham was born in Limerick and educated at C.B.S., Limerick and Birkbeck College, London. He has worked with a brewery, local government, the National Coal Board and in education.
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Belinda McKeon: Me, myself and I in an age of autobiographical fiction

Belinda McKeon: Me, myself and I in an age of autobiographical fiction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Karl Ove Knausgaard and Elena Ferrante are making a huge success of it, but telling one’s own story in fiction is far from straightforward
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Joseph O'Connor: 'I'm uncomfortable with the idea of a novel being “about ...

Joseph O'Connor: 'I'm uncomfortable with the idea of a novel being “about ... | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Book Club author on the magic of music, the Irish in England, The Thrill of it All as an entertainment, and why his lead singer Fran Mulvey is a descendant of Star of the Sea’s Pius Mulvey
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Submission Call - It’s a Queer City All the Same: An Anthology of LGBT Writing in Limerick | Poetry Ireland

Submission Call - It’s a Queer City All the Same: An Anthology of LGBT Writing in Limerick | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Theatre: A mesmerising triumph - Marina Carr

Theatre: A mesmerising triumph - Marina Carr | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It takes a lot to out-Euripides Euripides. But the combination of Marina Carr and Selina Cartmell (with some able assistance from Susan Duffy) has managed it. Carr's By the Bog of Cats
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Poet Kennelly honoured in home town - Irish Examiner

Poet Kennelly honoured in home town - Irish Examiner | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When Brendan Kennelly and his daughter Doodle pulled into the car park of St Michael’s Church, Ballylongford, they thought a funeral must have been going on.
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Puritan curator catches up with Andrew Meehan and Danielle McLaughlin

Puritan curator catches up with Andrew Meehan and Danielle McLaughlin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Aoife Walsh talks to Andrew Meehan and Danielle McLaughlin, two past South Circular contributors about Tin House, The Littlest Hobo, Feist, and Kavanagh
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In Ireland, All Yeats, All Year - New York Times

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In Ireland, All Yeats, All Year
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Celebrations of poets tend to revolve, fittingly, around poetry readings.
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Some Recent Reading: Short Reviews

Some Recent Reading: Short Reviews | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Small things are the life blood of poetry: small presses, small chapbooks and little magazines all provide opportunities for younger poets to get published and for more established writers to find ...
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Call for Papers LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory Special Issue “Recessionary Imaginings: Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland and Contemporary Women’s Writing.” | IASIL

Call for Papers LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory Special Issue “Recessionary Imaginings: Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland and Contemporary Women’s Writing.” | IASIL | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Call for Papers LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory Special Issue “Recessionary Imaginings: Post-Celtic Tiger... http://t.co/0kOKpe14IE
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Playwright Tom Kilroy: 81 and still unrepentant

Playwright Tom Kilroy: 81 and still unrepentant | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
At 81 years old, the playwright Tom Kilroy seems eternally young. He looks lean and spry, his bespectacled face mild and mildly interrogative: a man interested in all around him.
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Michael Nolan – An elegy begins

Michael Nolan – An elegy begins | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Michael Nolan (b. 1950, in Dublin) recently retired from a lifetime spent in education. He was  Principal of a Jesuit Special School for nearly the last twenty years of his teaching career.
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By the Bog of Cats review – spirit of Medea haunts the Irish wilds

By the Bog of Cats review – spirit of Medea haunts the Irish wilds | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Abbey, Dublin Blending Greek myth and Irish folklore, Marina Carr’s bleak, surreal drama is undermined by too much shouting and a lack of pity A dead black swan, a blind seer, a visitor from the realm of death: portents pile up for the outcast...
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