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Interview: Lagan Online speaks to the editorial panel of SHIFT

Interview: Lagan Online speaks to the editorial panel of SHIFT | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lagan Online speaks to the editorial panel of SHIFT, ahead of their plans for a new fanzine for lovers of the written word, based in the North West of Ireland.
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Donkey Shots: Skerries First International Avant Garde Poetry Festival, 23rd May, 2015

Donkey Shots: Skerries First International Avant Garde Poetry Festival, 23rd May, 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I have a number of publications coming out this year and rather than having a series of single launches I thought that it would be fitting to hold a literary festival, particularly in order to launch And Agamemnon Dead, An Anthology of Early Twenty...
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Getting off to a Flying start - Claire-Louise Bennett's debut

Getting off to a Flying start - Claire-Louise Bennett's debut | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The body of water which lends its name to Claire-Louise Bennett's debut short-story collection, Pond, is not very deep. Instead, "lots of very small things, some of them creatures&
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John Boyne - Vive la rose et le lilas: Le secret de Tristan Sadler, recherche d’absolu durant la Grande Guerre

John Boyne - Vive la rose et le lilas: Le secret de Tristan Sadler, recherche d’absolu durant la Grande Guerre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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The Key/An Eochair, by Máirtín Ó Cadhain: Frenetic satire with linguistic flair - Irish Times

The Key/An Eochair, by Máirtín Ó Cadhain: Frenetic satire with linguistic flair - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sixty-year-old absurdist comedy in the Civil Service remains as fresh as ever
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Review: Gerard Smyth: A Song of Elsewhere; Frank Ormsby: Goat’s Milk; Enda Wylie: Borrowed Space

Review: Gerard Smyth: A Song of Elsewhere; Frank Ormsby: Goat’s Milk; Enda Wylie: Borrowed Space | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Other lives and other places captured in verse
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Meet the Poet |3| Doireann Ní Ghríofa - HeadStuff

Meet the Poet |3| Doireann Ní Ghríofa - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Alvy Carragher speaks to Doireann Ní Ghríofa about her new collection 'Clasp,' her influences, becoming a poet and being a twitter addict.
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In Conversation with Paul McVeigh

In Conversation with Paul McVeigh | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Born in Belfast, Paul McVeigh began his writing career as a playwright before moving to London where he wrote comedy shows, which were performed at the Edinburgh Festival and in …
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The Saturday poem by Paul Durcan: The Laughing Receptionist in the GP’s Surgery

The Saturday poem by Paul Durcan: The Laughing Receptionist in the GP’s Surgery | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
by Paul DurcanWhen I nip into the GP’s surgery To pick up a repeat prescription For anti-depressants and sleeping pills I find the fair-haired receptionist On her elbows with laughter, For no reason other than that this April day Is all sunlight...
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The Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction 2005-2015 by Eileen Casey

The Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction 2005-2015 by Eileen Casey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A book launch is mostly an enjoyable event, similar in many ways to the birth of a new life. Hot from the press, a book, like the fresh faced new arrival, is examined with a forensic eye. Followed by a sigh of relief when all is as it should be.
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DruidShakespeare’s three wise kings | Limerick Post Newspaper

DruidShakespeare’s three wise kings | Limerick Post Newspaper | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Aisling O'Sullivan is Henry V in this Henriad cycle. June 23 to 27 at Lime Tree by Rose Rushe PLAYWRIGHT Mark O'Rowe is a scorch-hot ticket in Irish theatre.
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White Whale by Victoria Kennefick

White Whale by Victoria Kennefick | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
– Reviewed by David Clarke – White Whale is Irish poet Victoria Kennefick’s first chapbook, winner of the Fool for Poetry Chapbook prize (2014). It is easy to see why this work attracted the judges...
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The Twits review – Enda Walsh clobbers Dahl’s comic caper

The Twits review – Enda Walsh clobbers Dahl’s comic caper | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Walsh’s ‘mischievous’ dialogue and plot additions largely obscure Dahl’s nimble, knockabout nastiness
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Academy Street review – a solitary Irish girl finds friendship in New York

Academy Street review – a solitary Irish girl finds friendship in New York | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An often lyrical novel by Mary Costello about an introvert who flees to the ‘dark, sprawling’ postwar US city Continue reading...
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Library represents new chapter for Dún Laoghaire - Irish Times

Library represents new chapter for Dún Laoghaire - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Controversial dlr Lexicon library is officially opened
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U.S. launch of The Dirty Dust with Alan Titley, Colm Tóibín, & Brian Ó Conchubhair | Glucksman Ireland House | New York University

U.S. launch of The Dirty Dust with Alan Titley, Colm Tóibín, & Brian Ó Conchubhair | Glucksman Ireland House | New York University | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A major international publishing event! Glucksman Ireland House hosts the launch of the long ­awaited English ­language translation of one of the world’s great satiric masterpieces.
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Roddy Doyle book sent to UK prisons to encourage reading among inmates - Irish Independent

Roddy Doyle book sent to UK prisons to encourage reading among inmates - Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dublin author Roddy Doyle's book Dead Man Talking, has been put on a list of novels that will be sent to prisoners in the UK as part of a campaign to encourage reading.
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Hooked on Poetry – Montague at the National Gallery – 19 April

Hooked on Poetry – Montague at the National Gallery – 19 April | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Hooked on Poetry’.
Poet John Montague in conversation with Professor Emeritus Ciarán Benson.
 
3.00pm
Sunday 19 April
Lecture Theatre, National Gallery of Ireland
Free talk, no booking necessary.
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Interview: Julian Gough, author and Trinity Writer Fellow

Interview: Julian Gough, author and Trinity Writer Fellow | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish author Julian Gough has just announced his latest book, Infinite, after selling the rights to Picador.
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Age shall not weary them: Diana Athill, 97, and Edna O'Brien, 84, are stars of London book fair

Age shall not weary them: Diana Athill, 97, and Edna O'Brien, 84, are stars of London book fair | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Athill will publish Alive, Alive Oh! next year, it is revealed, while O’Brien has a new novel about love on the way
Diana Athill published her previous memoir, a Costa award-winning, and bestselling, reflection on ageing and death, at the age of 90.
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Irish Poet Paula Meehan to Receive 19th O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry - Newsroom

Irish Poet Paula Meehan to Receive 19th O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry - Newsroom | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
She will give a public reading here April 24.
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