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Banshees In Print! Claire Hennessy and Laura Jane Cassidy Tell All

Banshees In Print! Claire Hennessy and Laura Jane Cassidy Tell All | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
New literary journal Banshee launched last month, with events in Cork (as part of the Cork International Short Story Festival) and Dublin (in The Liquor Rooms, with the fabulous Tara Flynn) ushering it into the world.
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Announcing the Winner of the Francis Mac Manus Short Story Competition 201

Announcing the Winner of the Francis Mac Manus Short Story Competition 201 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Winner of the Francis Mac Manus Short Story Competition 2015
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Colm Tóibín: On Giacometti

Colm Tóibín: On Giacometti | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In this video a praised contemporary Irish author – Colm Tóibín – muses on an art-icon of the 1960s – Alberto Giacometti – and his celebrated post-war sculpture ‘Homme qui marche’ with its both existential and universal expression.
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For second time in three years, an Irish woman wins School Librarian of the Year

For second time in three years, an Irish woman wins School Librarian of the Year | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Annie Brady of St Paul’s CBS Secondary School honoured at ceremony in London
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Ailbhe Darcy Review: Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains (Salmon, 2014) by Dave Lordan

Ailbhe Darcy Review: Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains (Salmon, 2014) by Dave Lordan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review: Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains (Salmon, 2014) by Dave Lordan Reading Dave Lordan’s latest collection of poetry, Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains, I thought at one point of Marco Pol...
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A Slanting of the Sun by Donal Ryan review – brilliant, bleak, plain-speaking

A Slanting of the Sun by Donal Ryan review – brilliant, bleak, plain-speaking | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Stories of Irish rural despair from the Guardian first book award winner
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Irish-English author nominated for $100k prize - RTE.ie

Irish-English author nominated for $100k prize - RTE.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish-English author Anakana Schofield has been nominated for Canada's prestigious $100,000 Giller Prize for her forthcoming novel Martin John.
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Hibernian Writers: Breda Wall Ryan

Hibernian Writers: Breda Wall Ryan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Breda Wall Ryan
BREDA WALL RYAN grew up on a farm in County Waterford and now lives in County Wicklow. She holds a B.A.
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October Poem of the Month – Michelle O’Sullivan

October Poem of the Month – Michelle O’Sullivan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
HOLDING STILL
No test.
The heart opens itself
rich as a field before harvest.
Earthy. Arterial.
 
How the mind backtracks.
Then races.
A fast-forward
of opposite directions.
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Lost Video Footage of the Late Irish Poet James Simmons Turns Up Unexpectedly

Lost Video Footage of the Late Irish Poet James Simmons Turns Up Unexpectedly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
September’s Uimhir a Cúig, The Poets’ House, Portmuck, featured the poetry of the late James (Jimmy) Simmons  – a senior Irish poet, literary critic and songwriter – and his wife Janice Fitzpatrick-Simmmons.
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He knows what he’s doing: Thomas Morris interview

He knows what he’s doing: Thomas Morris interview | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
From Caerphilly to Dublin, Rebekah Rennick chats to editor turned author Thomas Morris about his first tentative literary steps, Ireland’s ever-growing writing community and the characters shaping his debut collection of short stories.
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Dancing At Lughnasa – Gaiety Theatre – Review – DTF

Dancing At Lughnasa – Gaiety Theatre – Review – DTF | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dancing at Lughnasa – Oct 6 – 11, Gaiety Theatre – Review
Dancing at Lughnasa is set in 1936 in the fictional town of Ballybeg in Donegal during the Lughnasa (or harvest) festival, which is roughly in mid-August.
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Colum McCann to read at An Taibhdhearc

Colum McCann to read at An Taibhdhearc | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
COLUM MNCANN, the Irish author of such acclaimed works as Let The Great World Spin and TransAtlantic, will be in Galway this week to read from his new novel, Thirteen Ways Of Looking.
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New Seamus Heaney exhibition for Dublin

New Seamus Heaney exhibition for Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fans of the late Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney are in for a treat with news that a landmark exhibition celebrating his...
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Anakana Scho­field's Martin John explores warped desires

Anakana Scho­field's Martin John explores warped desires | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Although it’s already being hailed as one of the year’s most important novels, Anakana Scho­field’s new Martin John is an unsettling book to read.
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Ciaran Carson on tour in the U.S. next month

Ciaran Carson on tour in the U.S. next month | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We are pleased to announce that Ciaran Carson will be on tour in the U.S. this November. If you’ve never had the opportunity to see him read his work, you’re in for a treat. His lively readings com...
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Behind the Curtain at Lughnasa - Irish Times

Behind the Curtain at Lughnasa - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Find the latest Irish and international news including Irish sports, analysis, business, weather and more from the definitive brand of quality news in Ireland.
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The Importance of Being Earnest – The Lowry, Salford

The Importance of Being Earnest – The Lowry, Salford | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer: Oscar Wilde Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Direct from the West End, The Importance of Being Earnest has officially hit The Lowry’s stage – bringing to life some of Oscar Wilde’s most iconic and timeless dialogue with wit,...
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New York's 1st Irish Theatre fest hands out honors - IrishCentral

IrishCentral New York's 1st Irish Theatre fest hands out honors IrishCentral Hooking the festival's Best Production Award was the Dublin-based Fishamble: The New Play Company's Little Thing Big Thing, by Donal O'Kelly, while the Irish Repertory...
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Uncle Ned: a prize-winning short story by Mike Mac Domhnaill

Uncle Ned: a prize-winning short story by Mike Mac Domhnaill | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mike MacDomhnaill won RTÉ’s Francis MacManus Short Story Award in 2013 with Uncle Ned, one of 15 stories in his acclaimed debut collection, Sifting
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The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne review – a story of corruption in Hitler’s mountain retreat

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne review – a story of corruption in Hitler’s mountain retreat | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In the new work of teenage fiction by The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas author, a young orphan goes to live with his aunt, a housekeeper at the Berghof, and loses his innocence It’s been nearly a decade since John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped...
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Seamus Heaney's literary archive to be subject of Dublin exhibition

Seamus Heaney's literary archive to be subject of Dublin exhibition | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney's unpublished works, diaries and letters will be revealed at a new exhibition celebrating his life.
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