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From Apple antagonist to children's literary star: the new career tangent of Julian Gough

From Apple antagonist to children's literary star: the new career tangent of Julian Gough | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

  Julian Gough is better known - where he is known at all - as a writer of sharply satirical, often odd, short stories and novels for adults. He spent much of his childhood in Nenagh, but Donal Ryan he is not.

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New Year; New Publication.

New Year; New Publication. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Goodness, would you look at that! February already. Well, here it is Spring. I like to go by the Irish calendar. Not that you'd know by the weather. As I type, Storm Imogen is on her way. So - we are due a good ol' blog post. There will be one soon on my writer's…
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'Dracula was not from Exeter,' insists Bram Stoker descendant

'Dracula was not from Exeter,' insists Bram Stoker descendant | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Great grand-nephew of the seminal vampire novel discounts reports on research that suggested the dark count was based on a west country man, rather than his writings

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Christine Murray's Dialogue with Life Processes

Christine Murray's Dialogue with Life Processes | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

There's a lovely review of Christine Murray's pamphlet Three Red Things (Smithereens Press 2013) avalable at:

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James Joyce’s Love Letters

James Joyce’s Love Letters | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"If I am to write anything fine or noble in the future I shall do so only by listening at the doors of your heart."
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Report from my time as Doolin's Multimedia Writer in Residence, by Dave Lordan

Report from my time as Doolin's Multimedia Writer in Residence, by Dave Lordan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
To book Dave Lordan as multimedia writer-in-residence for your community contact dlordan@hotmail.com or 0870921117. All photos and posters below by Dave Lordan. My residency in Doolin came about as a result of a chat I had with Donal Minihane, the director of the Doolin Writers Weekend and manager of Doolin Hotel, where the festival takes place. Donal…
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Irish Theatrescapes: New Irish Plays, Adapted European Plays and Irish Classics, by Joe

Irish Theatrescapes: New Irish Plays, Adapted European Plays and Irish Classics, by Joe | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This work, as well as being beautifully illustrated, succeeds as a memoir, an anthology and as an outstanding act of theatre criticism, writes Patrick Lonergan
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George Russell (AE) and Easter Rising: a pacifist poet’s view of poets’ revolution

George Russell (AE) and Easter Rising: a pacifist poet’s view of poets’ revolution | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s Ambassador to London, highlights a poet who was not as gifted as Yeats but whose inclusive approach to the events of 1916 was ahead of his time
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The Annals of the Hundred Islands-Sebastian Barry begins the series imagining the Dublin of the future

The Annals of the Hundred Islands-Sebastian Barry begins the series imagining the Dublin of the future | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
What will the capital look like years, centuries, even millenniums from now? Dublin in the Coming Times invites the people of the city to imagine how their home will change. Sebastian Barry begins the series imagining the Dublin of the future
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Pat Kinevane prepares to stage his 'accidental trilogy' - What's on - Limerick Leader

Pat Kinevane prepares to stage his 'accidental trilogy' - What's on - Limerick Leader | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Despite having three award winning plays, Pat Kinevane does not think of himself as a writer
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Druid to unveil €5m expansion plans

Druid to unveil €5m expansion plans | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Award-winning Galway theatre group Druid will unveil plans tonight to transform a three-storey building into a new theatre ahead of the European Capital of Culture.
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Druid Theatre unveils plans for Galway playhouse

Druid Theatre unveils plans for Galway playhouse | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Premises twice size of existing venue could play part in European Capital of Culture bid
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20 future Canadian classics-including Anakana Schofield and Emma Donoghue

20 future Canadian classics-including Anakana Schofield and Emma Donoghue | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We say it's time for some new CanLit classics. Here are 20 Canadian books so good, we hope they'll be taught, read and loved 30, 50, even 100 years from now.
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Kevin Curran Book Launch - Dave Lordan speaks at citizens book launch

Kev's Book Launch. Part 2 https://youtu.be/x7s34RpWj4M
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Writing poetry on the school run - Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Writing poetry on the school run - Doireann Ní Ghríofa | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mum of four Doireann Ní Ghríofa talks to Pam Ryan about discovering her poetic passion and the exciting projects she’s currently working on
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