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Up-to-Date Coverage of The World of Irish Literature
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Audio: Interview with Kevin Barry discussing his latest novel Beatlebone

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At St. Malachy’s Church by Paula Cunningham : Poetry Magazine

At St. Malachy’s Church by  Paula  Cunningham  : Poetry Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I came to light a candle for a friend / but Jesus had a really bad mustache / and those were only pinpricks in his palms / so I passed on.
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Once Upon A Place – exciting new anthology links story and place in Ireland

Once Upon A Place – exciting new anthology links story and place in Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Laureate na nÓg Eoin Colfer, author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series, is compiling a new anthology of stories and poems for children that focuses on the special link between story and place in Ireland.
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Poetry reviews: Irish collections that stake their claim to art's longer life - Irish Times

Poetry reviews: Irish collections that stake their claim to art's longer life - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Keats Lives’, by Moya Cannon; ‘Windharp’, anthology edited by Niall McMonagle; and ‘Early House’, by Justin Quinn
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As the film of 'Brooklyn' gets good reviews, Tóibín's status at home and ... - Irish Times

As the film of 'Brooklyn' gets good reviews, Tóibín's status at home and ... - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As the film of ‘Brooklyn’ gets good reviews, Tóibín’s status at home and abroad rises yet another notch
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Kiss Me Kate: A short story by Maeve Binchy

Kiss Me Kate: A short story by Maeve Binchy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
AT every family wedding they said to Kate, ‘You’ll be next.’
She never knew whether it was said as a consolation or a threat. She always gave the same rueful little smile, the sort of look that said that she’d never be so lucky as to marry anyone.
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Brooklyn – Film Review

Brooklyn – Film Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Brooklyn – Film Review by Francis Winston Directed by: John Crowley Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters In cinemas November 6th Based on the novel by Colm Tóibín, with a screenplay by none other than...
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Paul Casey - Poems Previously Unpublished

Paul Casey - Poems Previously Unpublished | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Article in PDF Download  Poems Previously Unpublished by Paul Casey. He grew up between Ireland, Zambia and South Africa - working in film, multimedia and teaching. Paul has written, published and ...
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Getting to the heart of Donal Ryan’s village people

Getting to the heart of Donal Ryan’s village people | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A new short story collection, ‘A Slanting of the Sun’, brings us back to the setting of his novels
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Abbey Theatre to ‘interrogate rather than celebrate’ Easter Rising

Abbey Theatre to ‘interrogate rather than celebrate’  Easter Rising | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Waking the Nation programme to mark 1916 centenary has three world premieres
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Abbey director hits back at gender criticism

Abbey director hits back at gender criticism | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Director of the Abbey Theatre, Fiach Mac Conghail, has defended the theatre's 2016 centenary programme, Waking the...
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'Friel should have won Nobel Prize' says Abbey Theatre director - Irish Examiner

'Friel should have won Nobel Prize' says Abbey Theatre director - Irish Examiner | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Brian Friel should have won the Nobel Prize in Literature, according to the director of the Abbey Theatre.
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Hugh McFadden's curator insight, November 1, 2015 7:12 PM

Maybe, maybe ... but some of the greatest writers DIDN'T win the Nobel Prize (Joyce, for one) 

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Anakana Schofield with Shelagh Rogers on creating an uncomfortable character in Martin John

Anakana Schofield with Shelagh Rogers on creating an uncomfortable character in Martin John | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
with Shelagh Rogers
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So Much Better Than Most Things Written on Purpose by David Wheatley

So Much Better Than Most Things Written on Purpose by  David  Wheatley | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mark Ford’s This Dialogue of One: Essays on Poets from John Donne to Joan Murray and Michael Hofmann’s Where Have You Been? Selected Essays
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On Seeing Charlotte Brontë’s Underwear with my Daughter in Haworth by Vona Groarke : Poetry Magazine

On Seeing Charlotte Brontë’s Underwear with my Daughter in Haworth by  Vona  Groarke  : Poetry Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
BY VONA GROARKE
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Poem of the Week: “October” by Harry Clifton

Poem of the Week: “October” by Harry Clifton | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Between the very Irish weather (a full week of rain and gloom here in NC) and the hectic schedule of midterms week, we are ready for the serenity of fall that Harry Clifton illustrates in this week’s featured poem.
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Reviews: Give Dust a Tongue: A Faith & Poetry Memoir and Semibreve by John F Deane - Irish Times

Reviews: Give Dust a Tongue: A Faith & Poetry Memoir and Semibreve by John F Deane - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John F Deane indulges in a little bit of time travel in his elegantly crafted memoir, which provides insights into his life’s work
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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks 1966 – Dé Luain By Eoghan Ó Tuairisc (1919-82) - Irish Times

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks 1966 – Dé Luain By Eoghan Ó Tuairisc (1919-82) - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The author’s depiction of the leaders of the 1916 Rising is analytic and dispassionate, and it avoids glorification or condemnation
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The Irish Book Awards 10th birthday - A decade well-spent celebrating books

The Irish Book Awards 10th birthday - A decade well-spent celebrating books | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Listening to Edna O'Brien on Tuesday night, in town to talk about her latest novel, I was transported back to one of the most moving moments of my professional life in recent years. The
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Colm Tóibín loves the new movie version of his ‘Brooklyn’

Colm Tóibín loves the new movie version of his ‘Brooklyn’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Yes, the filmmakers changed the ending of his novel, but the Irish novelist doesn’t mind.
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hotpress.com: Photos - Kevin Barry Book Launch at The Workman's Club

hotpress.com: Photos - Kevin Barry Book Launch at The Workman's Club | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
hotpress.com: Kevin Barry Book Launch at The Workman\'s Club
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Hennessy New Irish Writing: 19 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’

Hennessy New Irish Writing: 19 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A literary love affair turns sour in this month’s winning Hennessy New Irish Writing short story by Niall McArdle
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Una Mullally: Abbey Theatre celebrates 1916 centenary with only one woman playwright

Una Mullally: Abbey Theatre celebrates 1916 centenary with only one woman playwright | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Our national theatre celebrates 1916 centenary – with 10% women playwrights
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Little Witness, by Connie Roberts and Blaris Moor, by Medbh McGuckian

Little Witness, by Connie Roberts and Blaris Moor, by Medbh McGuckian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poets who bear unflinching witness to intricacies of violence, both private and public
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