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Nicole Flattery - The White Review Short Story Prize

Nicole Flattery - The White Review Short Story Prize | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
My boyfriend, the comedian, took pleasure in telling me about rejection – how it came about, how to cope with dignity, how it had dangerous, possibly cancerous, elements. He said if I pinched just above my waistband, where the unfamiliar portions of fat resided, that’s what rejection felt like. He…
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Reviewed: Once We Sang Like Other Men by John MacKenna

Reviewed: Once We Sang Like Other Men by John MacKenna | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Many of the 13 short stories gathered in John MacKenna's new collection are linked by a recurring Jesus-like figure, called The Captain. Biblical references run as a loose theme through the author's tense contemporary dramas of love, sex and death.
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Don’t Be a Dick: Colum McCann’s Advice to Young Writers

Don’t Be a Dick: Colum McCann’s Advice to Young Writers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I. Don't Be a Dick Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. –Henry James Hey
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An Interview with Matthew Rice

An Interview with Matthew Rice | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
THE MUMBLE : Hello Matthew, so where ya from & where ya at, geographically speaking MATTHEW : Hi! I was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and was raised via Rathcoole (a housing estate outside of Belfast) and Islandmagee (a peninsula on the North East coast of Antrim), ending up in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, where I…
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Saboteur Awards 2017 – The Shortlist and Longlist

Nearly 2,200 people nominated in this year’s Saboteur Awards, and once again we are in awe at the variety of work selected. The four most nominated works in each category have made it into the shor…
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A day of the bike: popular protest and purple prose on Mylesday

A day of the bike: popular protest and purple prose on Mylesday | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Flann O'Brien masterpiece The Third Policeman coincided with a mass demonstration in support of safer cycling
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Emma Donoghue Helps Kids Deal With Dementia (And Still Has Fun) In 'The Lotterys'

Emma Donoghue Helps Kids Deal With Dementia (And Still Has Fun) In 'The Lotterys' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Emma Donoghue tackles a tough topic with light and humor in The Lotterys Plus One, her new kids' book about a boisterous blended family learning to accommodate a difficult grandfather with dementia.
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Máire Dinny Wren wins our 2016 Irish Language Poetry Competition - North West Words

Máire Dinny Wren wins our 2016 Irish Language Poetry Competition - North West Words | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Photo from L to R: Breíd Lindsay (Aurivo Co-operative Society Ltd /Donegal Creameries), Máire Dinny Wren (1st prize winner), Rachel Holstead (Ealaín na Gaeltachta) and Proinsias Mac a’Bhaird (competition judge) Máire Dinny Wren has won the North West Words, Ealaín na Gaeltachta and Aurivo/Donegal Creameries Irish Language Poetry Competition 2016. What a night of Craic agus Ceol. …
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Belfast Book Festival announces the Mairtín Crawford Award

Belfast Book Festival announces the Mairtín Crawford Award | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Belfast Book Festival has announced the launch of the Mairtín Crawford Award, aimed at both published & unpublished poets. Poets that have not yet published a full collection are invited to…
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Margaret Corrigan: Irish Woman Poet

Margaret Corrigan: Irish Woman Poet | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I have been unable to discover anything about Margaret Corrigan apart from a single poem that was first published in the August 1941 issue of The Bell and then reprinted in an anthology of poems from that magazine, Irish Poems of Today, edited by Geoffrey Taylor, which was published by the Irish People's Press in 1944. A…
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The Note for Grief-The Travels of Sorrow, by Dermot Healy

The Note for Grief-The Travels of Sorrow, by Dermot Healy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Each year Dermot Healy built a stone wall on the beach near his home, only for it to be washed away by the sea. Loss, his poems seem to say, is an intrinsic aspect of our world, and inseparable from its material reality.
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White Review Short Story Prize: Liam Cagney - A JOURNEY THROUGH ☆ FAMOUS ☆ BY ♫ 'KANYE WEST' ♫ - The White Review

White Review Short Story Prize: Liam Cagney - A JOURNEY THROUGH ☆ FAMOUS ☆ BY ♫ 'KANYE WEST' ♫ - The White Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A twilit bedroom. Silence. Ceiling view of the base of a hyper-extended bed—the length of a catwalk. Slow pan of ruffled bedsheets in close-up—magnified sheets like an Arctic mountain range. Shitty camera quality—that of CCTV or a sex tape, colours drained. Zoom out. Slow tracking shot reveals one by one,…
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The Punch Magazine: Eleanor Hooker-A Poet Steals my Grandfather’s Skull and other poems

The Punch Magazine: Eleanor Hooker-A Poet Steals my Grandfather’s Skull and other poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Four poems by Irish poet Eleanor Hooker as part of our newly introduced section Parnassus: Poetry, curated by our contributing editor Siddhartha Gigoo
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Derry woman picks up Penguin book deal - BBC News

Derry woman picks up Penguin book deal - BBC News | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Londonderry woman who developed a passion for writing is selected for a special mentoring programme.
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Rubble from old Abbey to be used to build Dublin open-air theatre

Rubble from old Abbey to be used to build Dublin  open-air theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Permission sought by Harry Crosbie to build Greek-style theatre
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The Lit Review |103| Hennessy Literary Awards and Escritoras - HeadStuff

The Lit Review |103| Hennessy Literary Awards and Escritoras - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This week's Lit Review covers the Hennessy Literary Awards and the return of a New York literary conference for Chilean and Latin American women's writing.
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Nothing on Earth by Conor O’Callaghan: April’s Irish Times Book Club choice

Nothing on Earth by Conor O’Callaghan: April’s  Irish Times Book Club choice | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Debut novel set on ghost estate highly praised by The Irish Times, Guardian, John Banville, Donal Ryan, Dara Ó Briain and Rick O’Shea
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The Possessions review: sexual obsession from beyond the grave

The Possessions review: sexual obsession from beyond the grave | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sara Flannery Murphy’s intriguing debut merges the worlds of the living and the dead
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McCormack and Donoghue make Kerry Group Novel shortlist

McCormack and Donoghue make Kerry Group Novel shortlist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The shortlist for the Kerry Group Novel of the Year Award 2017 features two of Ireland's most acclaimed contemporary novelists, alongside a trio of debut novels.
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Ithaca by Alan McMonagle longlisted for the 2017 Desmond Elliott Prize 

Ithaca by Alan McMonagle longlisted for the 2017 Desmond Elliott Prize  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Little Deaths and Ithaca longlisted for the 2017 Desmond Elliott Prize

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Margaret Kildysart The Forgotten Lady Novelist of Loughrea 

Margaret Kildysart The Forgotten Lady Novelist of Loughrea  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Margaret Kildysart The Forgotten Lady Novelist of Loughrea 1971
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Top ten Flann O’Brien quotes-died on this day 1966

Top ten Flann O’Brien quotes-died on this day 1966 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In honor of the 50th anniversary of sad day when Flann O'Brien passed away in 1966.
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Myles Ahead - the many faces of Flann O'Brien who died on this day 1966

Myles Ahead - the many faces of Flann O'Brien who died on this day 1966 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer-Director Marc-Ivan O'Gorman pays tribute to author Brian O'Nolan, AKA Myles Na gCopaleen, AKA Flann O'Brien, the subject of his new docu-drama - and this week's Lyric Feature - Bones Of Contention.
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