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Colm Toibin: My father's illness affected me so deeply that I developed a stammer

Colm Toibin: My father's illness affected me so deeply that I developed a stammer | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Author Colm Toibin has revealed how stories from his childhood find their way into his work.
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In praise of Aidan Higgins: six Irish writers and his publisher pay tribute

In praise of Aidan Higgins: six Irish writers and his publisher pay tribute | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Banville, Colm Tóibín, Rosita Sweetman, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Rob Doyle, George O’Brien and publisher John O’Brien salute the great Irish writer, who died last week
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Epic translation brings generation of Chinese fans in Joyce’s wake | The Sunday Times

Epic translation brings generation of Chinese fans in Joyce’s wake | The Sunday Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Faber to publish new work by Seamus Heaney

Faber to publish new work by Seamus Heaney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Faber has announced that it will publish a new work by Seamus Heaney in 2016: The Aeneid Book VI.
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International Poetry Competition - Reclaim 1916

International Poetry Competition - Reclaim 1916 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Theme: The Vision of 1916: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow We are now delighted to announce that the competition was launched in Buswells Hotel, Dublin on Tu
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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1969 – The Táin, by Thomas Kinsella and Louis le Brocquy

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1969 – The Táin, by Thomas Kinsella and Louis le Brocquy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The poet and the artist collaborated to produce a blunt, muscular reimagining of the Ulster legend of the Cooley cattle raid
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The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne – review

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne – review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Livloves2read: ‘The story’s ending is emotional and unexpected. It’s another classic from John Boyne!’

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Hennessy New Irish Writing: Dreams of Flying by Celine Naughton

Hennessy New Irish Writing: Dreams of Flying by Celine Naughton | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There’s bad karma about as guy can’t decide if he misses his girl in this month’s winning Hennessy New Irish Writing short story by Celine Naughton
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Little Things by Claire Hennessy

Little Things by Claire Hennessy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
(This is an amended version of a ‘soapbox’ speech given at the Irish Writers Centre as part of Nollaig na mBan 2015.) I want to talk about mental health. But when I say that as a Depressed Lady, it feels horrifically self-indulgent and makes me wish I was, y’know, a male sports figure or musician,…
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Going, a short story by Belinda McKeon

Going, a short story by Belinda McKeon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A holiday read - 12 Days of Stories, Day 7: A daughter copes with bad news
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Druid bring Big Maggie back to Dublin - Independent.ie

Druid bring Big Maggie back to Dublin - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Druid bring their acclaimed production of John B. Keane’s Big Maggie to the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin
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NYT Book Review by Eimear McBride of Anakana Schofield's Martin John

NYT Book Review by Eimear McBride of Anakana Schofield's Martin John | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Imagining a sex offender, and his mother, as he structures his world to both accommodate and suppress his urges.
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Beckett's prison protege: the inmate who became a top interpreter of writer's work

Beckett's prison protege: the inmate who became a top interpreter of writer's work | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Rick Cluchey, who died on Monday, saw the essence of prison life in Waiting for Godot. The experience provided him with a new calling, inspiring a career in the theatre as he forged strong bonds with the playwright himself
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Books to watch out for in 2016 - Independent.ie

Books to watch out for in 2016 - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
After the publishing glut of Christmas, looking forward to the books of 2016 can seem like gluttony. I prefer to see it as a palate cleanser, as the flood of celebrity biographies abate
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Bleeding Boy, a short story by Alan McMonagle

Bleeding Boy, a short story by Alan McMonagle | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A holiday read - 12 Days of Stories, Day 10: a long, hot summer
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Colm Toibin: ‘Stop worrying about your grandmother’s feelings’, Colm Toibin, Desert Island Discs - BBC Radio 4

Colm Toibin: ‘Stop worrying about your grandmother’s feelings’, Colm Toibin, Desert Island Discs - BBC Radio 4 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colm Toibin on where he finds pleasure amidst the work.
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Uimhir a Cúig | A River of Familiars: Poems — Afric McGlinchey

Uimhir a Cúig | A River of Familiars: Poems — Afric McGlinchey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Her age depends on the light, / especially the collarbone’s / slight hollow at the V, / a wishbone, which gives luck / only when broken.
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Books to watch out for in 2016

Books to watch out for in 2016 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Easter Rising centenary is about to unleash a volley of history titles, but there are some blistering stories from fiction’s big beasts on the way too
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Contemporary Irish poetry impresses in inventive mode

Contemporary Irish poetry impresses in inventive mode | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
New work by Michelle O’Sullivan, Adam Crothers and Robert Herbert MacClean
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Lane In Stay, a short story by Eimear Ryan

Lane In Stay, a short story by Eimear Ryan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A holiday read - 12 Days of Stories, Day 9: How a widow deals with her grief
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A new Irish literary boom: the post-crash stars of fiction

A new Irish literary boom: the post-crash stars of fiction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dynamic, radical, often female … Irish fiction is flourishing. Gone is the conservative writing – all nostalgia and sexual repression – of the Celtic Tiger years. The writers of the new wave are original and bold
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'A great talent' - tributes pour in for Glenroe writer Wesley Burrowes

'A great talent' - tributes pour in for Glenroe writer Wesley Burrowes | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Actor and comedian Mario Rosenstock has paid tribute to Glenroe writer Wesley Burrowes, who passed away today at the age of 85.
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