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Out of this world: magic realism in Irish fiction

Out of this world: magic realism in Irish fiction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Dublin Book Festival event celebrated magic realism and fantasy in Irish literature. But why do most Irish writers shy away from the fantastic? Roisín O’Donnell inquires
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Australia by Edward O’Dwyer | Poetry Ireland

Australia by Edward O’Dwyer | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Read Australia by Edward O’Dwyer, from Issue 119 of Poetry Ireland Review
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Mike McCormack says awards "cut away some of the loneliness"

Mike McCormack says awards "cut away some of the loneliness" | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mayo author Mike McCormack says that winning the Goldsmiths Prize for fiction and the Novel of the Year award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards for his book Solar Bones in the space of one week "cuts away some of the loneliness."
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President Higgins leads tributes to 'writer of elegance' William Trevor

President Higgins leads tributes to 'writer of elegance' William Trevor | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The novelist and playwright has died at the age of 88
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The Troubadour’s Departure-Theo Dorgan pays tribute to Leonard Cohen

The Troubadour’s Departure-Theo Dorgan pays tribute to Leonard Cohen | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Theo Dorgan pays tribute to Leonard Cohen

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Another award for County Armagh writer Orla McAlinden

Another award for County Armagh writer Orla McAlinden | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
ORLA McAlinden MVB MSc HDipEd has nearly as many letters after her name as there are in it – yet none of them have anything to do with writing.
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Adeus William Trevor, autor de toda a humanidade e de cada ser humano

Adeus William Trevor, autor de toda a humanidade e de cada ser humano | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ler William Trevor – hilariante, melancólico, impiedoso e comovente – é um dos grandes prazeres da vida. Felizmente deixou-nos muita coisa para ler e reler, com muito pouca repetição.
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A complete gentleman, a master craftsman: Irish writers salute William Trevor

A complete gentleman, a master craftsman: Irish writers salute William Trevor | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Banville, Anne Enright, Joseph O’Connor, Kevin Barry, John Boyne, Donal Ryan, Roddy Doyle and many others pay tribute to the late author
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The Guardian: William Trevor obituary

The Guardian: William Trevor obituary | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Novelist, playwright and one of the greatest short-story writers of his generation
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Men of Ireland by William Trevor- The New Yorker

Short story about an Irish vagabond who comes home to extort money from a priest with untrue accusations of abuse…The man came jauntily. My God, you can …
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1887 – Joseph Mary Plunkett, Irish patriot and poet, is born in Dublin.

1887 – Joseph Mary Plunkett, Irish patriot and poet, is born in Dublin. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Joseph Plunkett, one of the leaders of the 1916 rising and a signatory of the Proclamation is born into a privileged background. His father was a Papal Count.
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‘Fiction is full of forgettable characters. Martin John is not one of them’

‘Fiction is full of forgettable characters. Martin John is not one of them’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Martin John hooked himself deep into my psyche. I didn’t like that at all at the time but the ability to do that to me is one of the many things I love about the book’
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Sebastian Barry on Costa book award 2016 shortlists 

Sebastian Barry on Costa book award 2016 shortlists  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Rose Tremain, Maggie O’Farrell and Sarah Perry lead contenders for the £30,000 top prize
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Watch The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016 

Watch The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016 Season 2016, Episode 1: It's the biggest gathering of Irish writers and publishers of the year: RTÉ One brings you the highlights of the 2016 Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards 2016.
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William Trevor dies | The Bookseller

William Trevor dies | The Bookseller | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer Sir William Trevor has died, aged 88.
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The Arts Council has expressed its regret at the passing of Aosdána Saoi and writer William Trevor

The Arts Council has expressed its regret at the passing of Aosdána Saoi and writer William Trevor | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.
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Eileen Battersby: William Trevor made the ordinary and familiar seem new and shocking

Eileen Battersby: William Trevor made the ordinary and familiar seem new and shocking | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Trevor was a world class writer who looked to the forgotten, the despairing losers, the innocent and the devious
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Pigín of Howth book award controversy: three sides of the story

Pigín of Howth book award controversy: three sides of the story | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Children’s Books Ireland voices concern over failure to honour award-winning illustrator Margaret Anne Suggs equally. Publisher Gill and award organisers respond
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è morto William Trevor, gigante della letteratura irlandese

è  morto William Trevor, gigante della letteratura irlandese | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Aveva 88 anni. Ha vinto il Whitbread Prize tre volte ed era da tempo candidato al Premio Nobel per Letteratura
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‘Hot and Unhappy in Unwise Shoes’: A William Trevor Sampler

‘Hot and Unhappy in Unwise Shoes’: A William Trevor Sampler | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Excerpts from three of his short stories.
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The New York Times: William Trevor, Writer Who Evoked the Struggles of Ordinary Life, Is Dead at 88

The New York Times: William Trevor, Writer Who Evoked the Struggles of Ordinary Life, Is Dead at 88 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish by birth and upbringing but a longtime resident of Britain, Mr. Trevor focused his mournful, darkly funny short stories and novels on “the sadness of fate.”
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Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 108, William Trevor

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 108, William Trevor | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers.
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