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The Favour, a short story by Clare O’Dea

The Favour, a short story by Clare O’Dea | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This month’s Hennessy New Irish Writing winning story explores the hidden cost in giving a great gift
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Turlough and Overseen, two poems by Paul McMahon

Turlough and Overseen, two poems by Paul McMahon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
February’s two Hennessy New Irish Writing winning poems
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Guest blog post: A Mentor: Anthony Glavin, by Mark Granier

Guest blog post: A Mentor: Anthony Glavin, by Mark Granier | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Recently, I took our 11-year old boy to see the Turners in the National Gallery of Ireland. These 31 watercolours comprise The Vaughan Bequest, which stipulated that they only be exhibited during the darkest month of year, in January, when natural light is at its weakest and least damaging. Though such precautions are now unnecessary…
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Review: Ron Carey - 'Distance' - Latest News - Lagan Press

Review: Ron Carey - 'Distance' - Latest News - Lagan Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
'Distance' is the début collection from Limerick-born, now Dublin-based, poet Ron Carey. He is a multiple prize winner and finalist in many international poetry competitions including The Bridport Prize and the Gregory O’ Donoghue Poetry Award. After racking up a number of impressive achievements, does Carey's first full-length volume live up to his promise?
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‘Tender’ review: a love story of misaligned affections

‘Tender’ review: a love story of misaligned affections | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Belinda McKeon’s novel is a poignant tale of conflicted desires in changing times.
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Nerdy Dublin: Marsh's Library - Dublin Ireland in 2019

Nerdy Dublin: Marsh's Library - Dublin Ireland in 2019 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
More new authors for our blog! Today Nina Shiel joins our Nerdy Dublin team, with a series of articles about great places to visit in and around Dublin. Read on to find out about Marsh’s Library, and scroll down to look at our growing Nerdy Dublin map, which shows all the locations we’ve featured so far! Nerdy Dublin: Marsh’s Library.  by Nina Shiel What do Bram Stoker, the ghost of an Archbishop, Newton’s Principia Mathematica and an ancient Egyptian mummy have in common? At one time or another, they have all been found in Marsh’s Library, Dublin’s first public library situated right next to St Patrick’s Cathedral.Libraries of Dublin: Marsh’s Library. Founded in …
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Stealing babies - Mary Morrissy

Stealing babies - Mary Morrissy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The South African baby kidnap trial currently hitting the headlines has uncanny similarities to a notorious Irish baby-snatching case in the 1950s, which provided the inspiration for my first novel, Mother of Pearl. The South African story goes like this: Zephany Nurse was kidnapped from Groote Schoor hospital in Capetown on April 30, 1997, within…
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Call for applications: artsandhealth.ie 2016 documentation bursary | Arts & Health

Call for applications: artsandhealth.ie 2016 documentation bursary | Arts & Health | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Call for applications: artsandhealth.ie 2016 documentation bursary - Arts & Health
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Aeneid Book VI by Seamus Heaney: Powers of the underworld

Aeneid Book VI by Seamus Heaney: Powers of the underworld | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In poetry, the word "translation" covers a range of approaches. They include prose cribs designed to convey basic sense; then attempts at faithful renderings in verse, often made by scholars rather than poets, often stronger on virtue than interest; next, imaginative recreations of the original, in which the English Renaissance is particularly notable; and finally what are called "versions", often made by poets who don't know the original language but work through intermediary prose texts and discussion, where the resulting poem may have undergone a considerable degree of transformation.
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Bare Hands Issue 20

Bare Hands Issue 20 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Issue 20 of Bare Hands. Featuring contemporary poetry & photography from around the world. Edited by Kerrie O' Brien.
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'Ain't she sweet' by Lizz Murphy

'Ain't she sweet' by Lizz Murphy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Ain't She Sweet We pace off the spare hour the streets quiet our bubble gum breath in front of us chat between ourselves get our bikes get our skates bash our tennis balls against the neighbour’s gable wall knock on another friend’s door...

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Review: For Two Thousand Years by Mihail Sebastian, translated by Philip Ó Ceallaigh

Review: For Two Thousand Years by Mihail Sebastian, translated by Philip Ó Ceallaigh | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Romanian writer’s remarkable second novel is well served by a graceful, eloquent translation
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Aeneid Book VI: Seamus Heaney’s miraculous return from literary afterlife

Aeneid Book VI: Seamus Heaney’s miraculous return from  literary afterlife | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The late Nobel laureate’s wonderful, unflagging translation even brings to vigorous life the less appealing part of the poem, writes Bernard O’Donoghue
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"Major new talent" Sara Baume launches her "extraordinary debut" novel March 8th

"Major new talent" Sara Baume launches her "extraordinary debut" novel March 8th | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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The Cripple of Inismaan opens at Belltable

The Cripple of Inismaan opens at Belltable | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

THE press launch for Torch Players’ 40th year production, ‘The Cripple of Inismaan’, was affectionate and lively.

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On Leaving, Love, and Country: An Interview with Colm Tóibín -...

On Leaving, Love, and Country: An Interview with Colm Tóibín -... | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An interview with Colm Tóibín, author of "Brooklyn."
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John Banville to read at a longer Cúirt

John Banville to read at a longer Cúirt | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
THE CÚIRT International Festival of Literature will grow from a six to an eight day event this year, testament to its increasing success over recent years, and John Banville, one of Ireland's leading novelists, will be among the writers taking part.
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Kevin Curran: ‘writers should be writing against power’

Kevin Curran: ‘writers should be writing against power’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Not one big name in Irish literature has even attempted to gauge the feelings on the street and engage with contemporary social realism without sentimentalising it’
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Cover and excerpt released for Emma Donoghue’s The Wonder | Quill and Quire

Cover and excerpt released for Emma Donoghue’s The Wonder | Quill and Quire | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The cover has been released for the new novel by Room author Emma Donoghue. The Wonder, appearing from HarperCollins on Sept. 27, follows Anna, a young girl in
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Going for the Absolute - Dave Lordan interviews Rob Doyle

Well known writer, editor, and literary broadcaster Dave Lordan of bogmanscannon.com interviews controversial young Irish author Rob Doyle about his new book...
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Why I studied creative writing at university

Why I studied creative writing at university | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Nearly seven years ago, and I really can't believe it was that long, I began my degree at NUI Galway in Ireland. I chose Galway for one reason only: I could study creative writing there.

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Belfast playwright Rosemary Jenkinson puts business, banking - and busts - in spotlight at Lyric Theatre - the Irish News - UK Local

Belfast playwright Rosemary Jenkinson puts business, banking - and busts - in spotlight at Lyric Theatre - the Irish News - UK Local | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

the Irish NewsBelfast playwright Rosemary Jenkinson puts business, banking - and busts - in spotlight at Lyric Theatrethe Irish NewsBELFAST playwright Rosemary Jenkinson is keen to point out she has never owned a business and, more specifically,...

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