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Up-to-Date Coverage of The World of Irish Literature
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Eoin McNamee Q&A: ‘I can’t think of a good piece of funny writing which didn’t turn around and kick you in the teeth’

Eoin McNamee Q&A: ‘I can’t think of a good piece of funny writing which didn’t turn around and kick you in the teeth’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘When I was young I had a knack for reading things I didn’t really understand and being caught up in their slipstream. I read Brighton Rock when I was 12 or 13’
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Review: The Gigli Concert, Gate Theatre - A Younger Theatre

Review: The Gigli Concert, Gate Theatre - A Younger Theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Younger Theatre review The Gigli Concert at the Gate Theatre - " funnily dark drama... masterful"
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Author Carolyn Jess-Cooke:'I feared my violent dad would kill us, then he took his own life on Christmas morning' - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Author Carolyn Jess-Cooke:'I feared my violent dad would kill us, then he took his own life on Christmas morning' - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Author Carolyn Jess-Cooke, from Belfast, spent her childhood terrified of her father. Ahead of her talk at Belfast Book Festival next week, she tells Helen Carson how writing helped her
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The Stairwell by Michael Longley and Blue Sonoma by Jane Munro Win the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize | Griffin Poetry Prize

The Stairwell by Michael Longley and Blue Sonoma by Jane Munro Win the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize | Griffin Poetry Prize | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Ulysses Centre in Dublin to receive €2.5m funding from Fáilte Ireland

Ulysses Centre in Dublin to receive €2.5m funding from Fáilte Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
James Joyce project being developed by UCD with National Library of Ireland
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FOCAL IS FUAIM: Sliocht as leabhar Antain Mhic Lochlainn – Taibhsí an Locha

FOCAL IS FUAIM: Sliocht as leabhar Antain Mhic Lochlainn – Taibhsí an Locha | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Gach seachtain, i gcomhar le Cló Iar-Chonnacht, cloistear sa tsraith seo ‘Focal is Fuaim’ sliocht as leabhar á léamh os ard ag údar an tsaothair atá i gceist. Bíonn téacs an tsleachta le léamh thíos faoi. An tseachtain seo, is é Taibhsí an Locha le Antain Mac Lochlainn atá againn
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Bully for modern fiction, where we get inside the baddie’s head

Bully for modern fiction, where we get inside the baddie’s head | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We love to loathe our literary bullies, argues Sarah Bannan. But modern novels, from Wonder to Skippy Dies, are also interested in understanding the angst of the antagonist
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Overheard at Listowel Writer’s Week… Anne Enright, Colm Tóibín, Nick Laird, Dennis Lehane - Independent.ie

Overheard at Listowel Writer’s Week… Anne Enright, Colm Tóibín, Nick Laird, Dennis Lehane - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Listowel Writers’ Week - currently in its 44th year - hosted Irish literary heavyweights like Colm Tóibín, Anne Enright and Nick Laird, and Irish American author Dennis Le
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Paddy Mhéime Ó Súilleabháin - Two Poems

Paddy Mhéime Ó Súilleabháin - Two Poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Paddy Mhéime Ó Súilleabháin is from Loch Con Aortha, Conamara. He lives there with his wife Úna. He has been writing predominantly in the Irish language for some years now, both short stories and p...
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Uimhir a Cúig | Apology: Poems --- Victoria Kennefick

Uimhir a Cúig | Apology: Poems --- Victoria Kennefick | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Kennefick is not using the fixed stars to determine time and space but the sea itself. She resembles the whalesmen of Melville when he writes, “in maritime life, far more than in that of terra firm...
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Lisa Dwan on Beckett: ‘We don’t normally look at our frailty’

Lisa Dwan on Beckett: ‘We don’t normally look at our frailty’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Despite winning acclaim with Samuel Beckett’s Not I for 10 years, Lisa Dwan says this ‘big beast’ of theatre remains forever challenging
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Interview: Peader and Collette O'Donoghue - The Poetry Bus Magazine - Latest News - Lagan Press

Interview: Peader and Collette O'Donoghue - The Poetry Bus Magazine - Latest News - Lagan Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We speak to Peader and Collette O'Donoghue, editors of The Poetry Bus, about the magazine, their passion for publishing, and what lies ahead.
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Shortlist revealed for €25,000 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award

Shortlist revealed for €25,000 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Karen E Bender, Carys Davies, Tony Earley, Kirsty Gunn and Alejandro Zambra on shortlist for world’s richest short story prize
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Sea Asters: Read a sample from Michael Longley’s new work, illustrated by his daughter Sarah

Sea Asters: Read a sample from Michael Longley’s new work, illustrated by his daughter Sarah | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Read a sample from Michael Longley’s new work, illustrated by his daughter Sarah, the latest fine press publication by Andrew Moorhouse, a lover of bespoke books
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Beautiful illustration and wonderful poetry.

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Michael Longley wins Griffin International Poetry Prize

Michael Longley wins Griffin International Poetry Prize | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Blue Sonoma by Jane Munro is Canadian winner of prize
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The Indie Bookshop: A Labour of Love by Tom Muckian

The Indie Bookshop: A Labour of Love by Tom Muckian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
One of the pleasures of owning a Bookshop is witnessing the reaction of people when they ask you, “what do you do for a living”. The reaction is seldom indifference. When I say, “I own a Bookshop,” most people react with a “Really? That must be so cool” sort of response. Occasionally you get a perceptive “Gee, that must be tough?" Most of the time, however, the response is positive, even from people who then proceed to tell you that they love to read but just don’t have the time. You also get a fair number of people who tell you that they would love to own a bookshop, or at least, work in one and I imagine most of them mean it too. What they don’t realise is that owning a bookshop is not so much a career choice as a vocation. Independent bookshop owners certainly aren’t in the…
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Panning for Poems-new print and online micropoetry journal

About Us Welcome to Panning for Poems , our new print and online micropoetry journal. We love short poems with huge impact, so if you think you have little nuggets that will knock the breath from us,...
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The Irish Writers in London Summer School: fiction, friction and elastic Paddies

The Irish Writers in London Summer School: fiction, friction and elastic Paddies | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A course bringing Irish in Britain writers and students together celebrates its 20th anniversary with Maurice Leitch, Roy Foster and Martina Evans. Unlike other courses, writers change but students keep coming back
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Maud Gonne autobiography fetches €5,200 in Yeats auction

Maud Gonne autobiography fetches €5,200 in Yeats auction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Funds to be used for WB Yeats’s old summer home at Thoor Ballylee in south Galway
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The Boys of Bluehill by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin review – distinctive and rewarding

The Boys of Bluehill by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin review – distinctive and rewarding | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A murmur of nuns, dens, ruins … Ireland’s secret histories and the pain of the past echo through this powerful collection
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Interview: Keith Acheson - Belfast Book Festival - Latest News - Lagan Press

Interview: Keith Acheson - Belfast Book Festival - Latest News - Lagan Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lagan Online talks to Keith Acheson, Festival Director of the upcoming Belfast Book Festival, about his personal highlights for the programme ahead.
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New sponsor sought for €100,000 Impac literary Award

New sponsor sought for €100,000 Impac literary Award | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Prize pot to be entirely publicly funded for first time in 20 year history
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