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Authors from Ireland and Northern Ireland are among the 10-strong shortlist ... - Belfast Telegraph

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Authors from Ireland and Northern Ireland are among the 10-strong shortlist for the Impac Dublin Literary Award.
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Irish quality writ large in The Gigli Concert

Irish quality writ large in The Gigli Concert | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The social realism and political satire of George Bernard Shaw, the wit and wordplay of Oscar Wilde and the absurdist angst of Samuel Beckett all influenced generations of theatre-makers globally, long after the deaths of those three Irish playwrights.
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Dublin's gritty Northside feted in tour of poetry, song - Reuters India

Dublin's gritty Northside feted in tour of poetry, song - Reuters India | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dublin's gritty Northside feted in tour of poetry, song Reuters India The Five Lamps Festival bus tour gave a Northsider's eye view of an Irish capital that has had its ups and downs but has always celebrated itself in song and poetry - in this...
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Another step on Galway's stairway to heaven - Irish Times

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Another step on Galway's stairway to heaven Irish Times Images of those moments, captured by photographer Joe O'Shaughnessy, formed the backdrop to a night of tributes at NUI Galway (NUIG) in aid of Cancer Care West late last month, when writers...
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'Dancing At Lughnasa' Warms Bonn With Spirit Of Ireland - The Heights (subscription)

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It was a good sign when I walked into the Bonn Theatre on Friday night and “Galway Girl” was playing.
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Poetry Launch by Oslo based Jean Kavanagh | Norwegian Irish ...

Poetry Launch by Oslo based Jean Kavanagh | Norwegian Irish ... | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jean Kavanagh's first collection, Other Places, moves between diverse but not incidental locations: Dublin, Clare, Oslo and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Kavanagh is not a nomad in the sense of ...
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Emma Donoghue's 6 favorite books

Emma Donoghue's 6 favorite books | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish-born author of eight novels recommends works by Charles Dickens, David Sedaris, and more
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Review of Jo Slade's The Painter's House

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Jo Slade’s new collection The Painter’s House is organized thematically into six sections, which explore memory, displacement, creative isolation, painting, and human sympathy. Many poems include a geographical tag as part of the title or a quote to orient the reader, spatially and emotionally. What unifies the collection is the poet’s search for meaning and an emotional connection to her world. Slade conveys this struggle in her poem 'Leaving', about a boy who throws a tantrum at the beginning of a sea voyage. The events of the poem serve both a narrative and allegorical function: After his tantrum, the boy watches through a porthole, ‘"Look Mam the pier is moving”’ and the poem’s speaker states, “Home’s back there — / it’s where we’re leaving.” This last line gives the title of the poem its final word, while suggesting in a much broader sense that home must inevitably be elsewhere.


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Newbridge writer nominated for Hennessy

Newbridge writer nominated for Hennessy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Newbridge writer has been nominated for the 43rd annual Hennessy Literary Awards which will take place on April 8 in Dublin.
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Peter Quinn at the Crossroads - YouTube

Crossroads Irish-American Festival interviewed Peter Quinn about his writing, his research, and his own personal history. You can check out his books from ou...
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Review: Conservatory // Abbey Theatre

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WORDS Kayla Walsh
Michael West’s Conservatory, showing at the Abbey Theatre’s neglected sister stage, the Peacock, is an intriguing piece of new Irish writing.
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Joyce Tower is too damp to store rare Ulysses copy

Joyce Tower is too damp to store rare Ulysses copy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
THE James Joyce Tower and Museum in Dublin's Sandycove is unsuitable for storing rare material including a first-edition Ulysses, a report recommends.
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Emma Donoghue Draws A Murder Mystery Out Of The History Books - WBUR

Emma Donoghue Draws A Murder Mystery Out Of The History Books - WBUR | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Emma Donoghue Draws A Murder Mystery Out Of The History Books WBUR Reader anticipation has been high for the April 1 release of Donoghue's eighth novel, “Frog Music,” which makes a dramatic departure from the claustrophobic confines of “Room.”...
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Move over Derek and Roddy, we'll finish the book - Irish Independent

Move over Derek and Roddy, we'll finish the book - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Independent Move over Derek and Roddy, we'll finish the book Irish Independent The book, 'Beyond the Stars', will be published by HarperCollins later this year It will be a collection of adventure short stories from a stellar line-up of Irish...
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Murphy, Murfi and Rea bring Ballyturk to Dublin - RTE.ie

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Mikel Murfi is currently touring in his production of his one-man show The Man In The Woman's Shoes which was recently nominated for Best New Play at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards.
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BWW Reviews: THE GIGLI CONCERT Makes Sweet Music in Toronto - Broadway World

BWW Reviews: THE GIGLI CONCERT Makes Sweet Music in Toronto - Broadway World | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
BWW Reviews: THE GIGLI CONCERT Makes Sweet Music in Toronto Broadway World The play, which debuted in 1983 at Dublin's famed Abbey Theatre, is a fascinating look at men, women, ambition, love, loss and our place in the universe - heady (and hearty)...
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Three Wicklow pupils in final of national writing competition

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Three Wicklow pupils – two from the same school - have beaten off just under 10,000 other entrants t...
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Writer Deirdre Madden inducted into Hennessy Literary Awards Hall of Fame

Writer Deirdre Madden inducted into Hennessy Literary Awards Hall of Fame | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Antrim-born novelist Deirdre Madden has been inducted into the Hennessy Literary Awards Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Dublin marking the 43rd year of the awards celebrating new Irish writing.
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THE FLEA MARKET IN VALPARAIS Gabriel Rosenstock

A view

 You were stark naked
looking for your contact lens
and I bent down
to help you
and you, blind as a bat,
never even noticed
that it wasn't any little gleam
under chair or table

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Irish novelists Audrey Magee and Eimear McBride make Baileys shortlist

Irish novelists Audrey Magee and Eimear McBride make Baileys shortlist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Prize for fiction is open to female writers around the world
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Poetry Month with Paula Meehan

Poetry Month with Paula Meehan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It's our favourite month of the year: April! ...also known as National Poetry Month. Our campus stalls have already been graced with "potty poetry," and we will continue celebrating online by posti...
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Extract from THE LEAVES ON GREY by Desmond Hogan

But on one thing Liam's uncle was firm, the foolhardiness of the Irish Free State. 'A cabal of fools.' Nineteen-sixteen, he said was an idiot's outing, a party game for entrepreneurs, do-gooders, academic deviants and political hysterics. Suddenly on a beach in north Antrim Liam found himself defending the revolutionaries of 1916.


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