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Everything you need to know about Bram Stoker – the Dubliner who brought us Dracula

Everything you need to know about Bram Stoker – the Dubliner who brought us Dracula | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Abraham Stoker (1845 – 1912). He wrote the classic horror story Dracula in 1897. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Author: Abraham Stoker, borm 1845, Dublin.
Dracula plot in three words: Boy meets ghoul.
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Beatlebone by Kevin Barry review – a darkly wry trip to Beatle Island

Beatlebone by Kevin Barry review – a darkly wry trip to Beatle Island | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Lennon heads to the west coast of Ireland in 1978 for scream therapy and solitude in this lyrical exploration of love, fate and death
My favourite interview with John Lennon was by “whispering” Bob Harris in 1975.
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John Kelly talks to author Kevin Barry about his new novel Beatlebone

John Kelly talks to author Kevin Barry about his new novel Beatlebone | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Kelly talks to author Kevin Barry about his new novel Beatlebone, in which a crisis-ridden John Lennon tries to get to his island off Clew Bay, Mayo, in 1978.
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Joseph Mary Plunkett: Ailing writer who shaped the rebellion - Independent.ie

Joseph Mary Plunkett: Ailing writer who shaped the rebellion - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Patrick Pearse and James Connolly became the icons of the 1916 Rising as it passed into history and national memory. Their edification eclipsed their comrades and, of these, among the m
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A Countdown in Poems to the Irish Arts Center PoetryFest

A Countdown in Poems to the Irish Arts Center PoetryFest | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For the next six days Literary Hub will help in counting down the days until the seventh-annual Irish Arts Center PoetryFest begins by publishing a poem, as selected by festival co-curator Belinda McKeon.    My God, It’s Full Of Stars (Excerpt),...
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Snacking in circles with Anakana Schofield

Snacking in circles with Anakana Schofield | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"With a sequential story," Schofield asks, "how would I get in his kidneys, how would I get into that man’s mind?"
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The Poetry Programme Saturday 24 October 2015 - The Poetry Programme - RTÉ Radio 1

The Poetry Programme Saturday 24 October 2015 - The Poetry Programme - RTÉ Radio 1 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Rick O’Shea explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry in The Poetry Programme on Saturdays at 7:30 pm.

You can contact the Poetry Programme by emailing poetry@rte.ie, tweeting @PoetryProgRTE, or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/RTEPoetryProgramme.

You can also listen back to all previous programmes in the Programme Archive (see above right).

The Poetry Programme: For everyone who loves poetry. And those who just don’t know it yet.

A Rockfinch production for RTÉ.

In the
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Faraor gan Ó hEithir anseo chun déileáil leis an scéal…

Faraor gan Ó hEithir anseo chun déileáil leis an scéal… | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Breandán Ó hEithir (1980)
Breandán Ó hEithir (18 Eanair 1930 – 26 Deireadh Fómhair 1990)
‘Faraor gan Ó hEithir anseo chun déileáil leis an scéal’. ‘Nach é Breandán a dhéanfadh jab ar an ealaín seo?’.
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A Countdown in Poems to the Irish Arts Center PoetryFest

A Countdown in Poems to the Irish Arts Center PoetryFest | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For the next eight days Literary Hub will help in counting down the days until the seventh-annual Irish Arts Center PoetryFest begins by publishing a poem, as selected by festival co-curator Belind...
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Best of the best: a look at the past decade of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction | The Bookseller

Best of the best: a look at the past decade of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction | The Bookseller | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We take a look back at the winners from the past 10 years of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
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The oddball narrators of 21st-century Irish literature

The oddball narrators of 21st-century Irish literature | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Caitriona Lally on Sara Baume’s Ray, Donal Ryan’s Johnsey and Daniel Seery’s Tom, whose outsider perspectives enable them to comment on mainstream Irish society
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Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Derek Mahon and the development of Northern Irish Elegy

Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Derek Mahon and the development of Northern Irish Elegy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Derek Mahon and the development of Northern Irish Elegy
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13 Nov: Launch of The Uninvited

13 Nov: Launch of The Uninvited | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This Friday the 13th, Tramp Press in association with the Dublin Book Festival will launch the second in our Recovered Voices series, The Uninvited by Dorothy Macardle.
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Worth Less? Some thoughts on the devaluation of writing by women

Worth Less?  Some thoughts on the devaluation of writing by women | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This piece was first broadcast on Arena (RTÉ Radio One) on 27th October 2015 * Recently I asked a friend what she thinks about anthologies of writing by women. Wouldn't they be worth less than other anthologies? was her – very interesting – response. There’s a lot of chat at the minute about women’s writing…
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UC Berkeley to set up Irish Studies programme

UC Berkeley to set up Irish Studies programme | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The University of California at Berkeley is to establish a new Irish Studies programme, part-funded by the Government.
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Book Now:JP O' Malley - IN CONVERSATION WITH KEVIN BARRY

IN CONVERSATION WITH KEVIN BARRY
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FOCAL IS FUAIM: Dánta le Louis de Paor á léamh ag an bhfile

FOCAL IS FUAIM: Dánta le Louis de Paor á léamh ag an bhfile | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dánta le Louis de Paor as 30 Dán (Coiscéim, 1992), dearadh le Cliona Cussen agus grianghrafanna le Shirley Bourke agus an cnuasach dátheangach agus dlúthdhiosca agus rud eile de / and another thing (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2010) ar a bhfuil an focal...
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Thirteen things we never know about Irish author Maeve Binchy

Thirteen things we never know about Irish author Maeve Binchy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Author Maeve Binchy died in 2012
MAEVE BINCHY was born in County Dublin and educated at the Holy Child convent in Killiney and at University College, Dublin.
She worked as a teacher before joining The Irish Times.
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In Death and Fiction: Kevin Barry & Louise Manifold

In Death and Fiction: Kevin Barry & Louise Manifold | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Uimhir a Cúig was launched back in December 2013 with a collaboration between the celebrated Irish writer Kevin Barry and the Galway artist and film maker Louise Manifold – On Being There and…
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Fiction Book Review: Martin John by Anakana Schofield. Biblioasis (Consortium, U.S. dist.; UTP, Canadian dist.), $15.95 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-1-77196-034-2

Fiction Book Review: Martin John by Anakana Schofield. Biblioasis (Consortium, U.S. dist.; UTP, Canadian dist.), $15.95 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-1-77196-034-2 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Martin John has a problem that could land him behind bars: he has a tendency to expose himself and masturbate in public. To counter this, his life is a series of carefully regimented circuits and list
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