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Leaning into your world-Afric McGlinchey

Leaning into your world-Afric McGlinchey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Dancer in Residence, Tara Brandel, and a visiting dancer from San Francisco, Kathleen Hermesdorf, performed in Gallery One, incorporating into their movements connections with the exhibited del...
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Introducing: Goat’s Milk by Frank Ormsby

Introducing: Goat’s Milk by Frank Ormsby | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The newest collection by Frank Ormsby is here, and it marks the first time his work has been published in North America.
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90 Books On The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize Longlist

90 Books On The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize Longlist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
If you’re stuck for something to read, The 2015 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize longlist is a great place to start looking, with ninety books selected for the presitgious prize.
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Roddy Doyle pens brilliant short story about marriage equality - Irish Examiner

Roddy Doyle pens brilliant short story about marriage equality - Irish Examiner | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Beloved Irish author Roddy Doyle - he of ’The Snapper’ and ’The Commitments’ fame - has penned an excellent short story about the upcoming referendum on May 22.
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'If a rock star says vote yes, I'm inclined to vote no!' - Roddy Doyle on why he wrote short story for yes vote

'If a rock star says vote yes, I'm inclined to vote no!' - Roddy Doyle on why he wrote short story for yes vote | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
RODDY Doyle wrote a funny story backing a 'Yes' vote in the same-sex marriage referendum because he thinks famous people writing opinion pieces is "a waste of time".
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Clasp: Doireann Ní Ghríofa's First English-Language Collection Of Poems

Clasp: Doireann Ní Ghríofa's First English-Language Collection Of Poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Congratulations to Doireann Ní Ghríofa on the publication of her first English language collection of poems, Clasp (Dedalus Press). Doireann, of course, featured early on in Uimhir a Cúig (in colla...
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Tramp Press a Welcome Outlet for New Irish Fiction

Tramp Press a Welcome Outlet for New Irish Fiction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On a wet Holy Thursday night the small Rathgar Bookshop is stuffed with readers waiting for an author whose head they’ve been inside for 215 pages. Sara Baume’s debut novel Spill Simmer Falter With...
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Read Extract from Rambling Jack by Micheal O Conghaile

Read Extract from Rambling Jack by Micheal O Conghaile | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This novella recounts the imagination of a lonely old man who becomes obsessed by a beautiful young girl in his village.
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Poetry On The Road 2015 Bremen including Philip Casey

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to the poetry has a not to fear. So the Bremen Literature Prize has been awarded for the first time this year on two books of poetry. How great is the interest in this literary genre, shows the demand on the readings of the Festival> poetry on the road ', which already takes place now for the 16th time in Bremen. Initially, the evenings were sold out at the Schauspielhaus, then had the organizers, Radio Bremen and the University of Bremen, already dodging in the Theater am Goetheplatz.

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Hot Press set out to uncover the greatest young writing talent this country has to offer -Read All the Finalists Here

Hot Press set out to uncover the greatest young writing talent this country has to offer -Read All the Finalists Here | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Southword Journal-Clíona Ní Riordáin reviews Doireann Ní Ghríofa's newest poetry collection

Southword Journal-Clíona Ní Riordáin reviews Doireann Ní Ghríofa's newest poetry collection | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Watch! Gambon stars in new Yeats2015 video

Watch! Gambon stars in new Yeats2015 video | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Actor Michael Gambon appears in a new video which celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of poet WB Yeats and is part of the Yeats Day programme for 2015.
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The Field review: John B Keane’s subversive streak made safe

The Field review: John B Keane’s subversive streak made safe | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This proud anniversary production of a play last staged just four years ago feels more familiar than heritage drama; more rote than the Mass
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If the dead could talk, what would they say? The Dirty Dust gives voice to the ... - New Statesman

If the dead could talk, what would they say? The Dirty Dust gives voice to the ... - New Statesman | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Alan Titley's translation of Máirtín Ó Cadhain's Cré na Cille brings us a novel entirely in dialogue - and set in a graveyard.
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Hennessy New Irish Writing poetry winner: Medal, by Daniel Wade - Irish Times

Hennessy New Irish Writing poetry winner: Medal, by Daniel Wade - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The poetry winner for April in this year’s Hennessy New Irish Writing competition
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Irish author Dervla Murphy to share cycling tales at Bradford Literature Festival

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Dervla Murphy in 1990
IRISH cyclist and author Dervla Murphy will treat audiences to stories of her past adventures at Bradford’s first literature festival.
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READ Roddy Doyle's short story in support of marriage equality

READ Roddy Doyle's short story in support of marriage equality | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Legendary Dublin writer Roddy Doyle is the latest celeb to come out in support of marriage equality - by posting a short story to Facebook, which has gone viral.
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Another Lyric first for Dan as theatre stages first ‘Gunman’ production for 10 years | Belfast Media Group

Another Lyric first for Dan as theatre stages first ‘Gunman’ production for 10 years | Belfast Media Group | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Alice Maher Introduction Speech at Launch of Pond | Stinging Fly

Alice Maher Introduction Speech at Launch of Pond | Stinging Fly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
 
Speech made by Alice Maher at the launch of Pond in the Meyrick Hotel, Galway, as part of the 2015 Cúirt International Festival of Literature (April 25th 2015).
 
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Read Extract from Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett

Read Extract from Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Feverish and forthright, Pond is an absorbing chronicle of the pitfalls and pleasures of a solitudinous life told by an unnamed woman living on the cusp of a coastal town.
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Selected Poems: Seán Ó Ríordáin

Selected Poems: Seán Ó Ríordáin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ó Ríordáin led a new generation of poets writing in mid-twentieth century Ireland and this selection of poems brings most of his works to English-language readers for the first time; they appear in their original Irish alongside English translations by some of Ireland's leading poets.
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John B Keane's 'Field' anniversary is a family affair

John B Keane's 'Field' anniversary is a family affair | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It may have been 50 years since 'The Bull' McCabe first trod the boards but John B Keane's iconic play was still able to bring a tear to his widow's eye.
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The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney review – the Sweary Lady is on bellicose form

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney review – the Sweary Lady is on bellicose form | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Young love, drugs and the Holy Trinity in a rackety tale from ‘the arse end of Ireland’ that shows McInerney has talent to burn
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Swift and Others-Claude Rawson

Swift and Others-Claude Rawson | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A collection of recent essays, as well as classic earlier work extensively revised, to offer fresh insights into an era when Swift's voice was a pervasive presence.
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High Treason by José Emilio Pacheco (1939—2014)-translated by Dylan Brennan

High Treason by José Emilio Pacheco (1939—2014)-translated by Dylan Brennan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I do not love my homeland. Her abstract glow is ungraspable. But (although it sounds bad) I'd give my life for ten of her places, certain people, harbours, pine forests, fortresses, a broken city, ...
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