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Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize: Literary Troubadour or Thief? - HeadStuff

Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize: Literary Troubadour or Thief? - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize: Literary Troubadour or Thief?
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Irish Theatre Institute call for applications for the 2nd Phelim Donlon Playwright Bursary 2016/17 - News - Irish Theatre Institute

Irish Theatre Institute call for applications for the 2nd Phelim Donlon Playwright Bursary 2016/17 - News - Irish Theatre Institute | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
.@IrishTheatreIns call for applications for Phelim Donlon Playwright Bursary for @TyroneGuthrie. Apply by 11 Nov. https://t.co/jKXqruroD8
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Ancient Rain | Canberra Theatre Centre

Ancient Rain | Canberra Theatre Centre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Iconic Australian singer-songwriter, Paul Kelly, and magnetic Irish-French chanteuse, Camille O'Sullivan, star in the evocative new music theatre work.
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Malachy McCourt ‘A powerful force’ — Irish Echo

Malachy McCourt ‘A powerful force’ — Irish Echo | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
McCourt, who is 85, is being bestowed with the Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award by the Irish American Writers and Artists.
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Stephanie Boland reviews Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s Graveyard Clay and The Dirty Dust - Asymptote

Can you believe it? You wait sixty-six years for a translation and then two come along at once. “The Irish novel that’s so good people were scared to translate it” is the headline the New York Times went with for its review of Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s C
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On the Beaten Track: the Peacock Theatre, the Abbey’s More Experimental Counterpart

On the Beaten Track: the Peacock Theatre, the Abbey’s More Experimental Counterpart | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Daniel McFarlane explores the lesser known theatrical institution renowned for its more controversial productions.
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Emma Donoghue on gossiping with the Bard and ridiculously productive procrastination

Emma Donoghue on gossiping with the Bard and ridiculously productive procrastination | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fresh off her Oscar nomination for the screenplay of Room, Emma Donoghue returns to her literary roots with a new novel. The Wonder is a wonderfully gothic story about a girl who eats nothing. It's a finalist for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize.   Emma Donoghue shares her favourite books Read
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Guest Post: ‘A Genius’ by Colin Dardis.

Guest Post: ‘A Genius’ by Colin Dardis. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It is 2:30am when Graham spies me from across the road. Uh-oh. I said goodnight to Graham about an hour and a half ago so I could go and finish the night off in the gambling parlour, and now I needed an excuse. I decided quickly I had better take the head on this conversation,…
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Today the same birthday for three Irish geniuses : Oscar Wilde, Eugene O’Neill and Michael Collins

Today the same birthday for three Irish geniuses : Oscar Wilde, Eugene O’Neill and Michael Collins | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Three of Ireland’s greats celebrate their birthdays on October 16.
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Carrickfergus Times:Local poet’s work in ‘Best’ anthology

Carrickfergus Times:Local poet’s work in ‘Best’ anthology | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The work of a local poet is to feature in the 2017 Best New British and Irish Poets anthology.
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The Commitments review: full of heart and soul, but not drama

The Commitments review: full of heart and soul, but  not drama | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The tremendous ensemble cannot be faulted but the abundant musical numbers overpower the thin storyline
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David Wheatley Reviews Slakki: New & Neglected Poems by Roy Fisher – a collection with extraordinary vision

David Wheatley Reviews Slakki: New & Neglected Poems by Roy Fisher – a collection with extraordinary vision | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
From Birmingham’s city blocks to memories of war to restless skies – the quality is consistently high in this collection of work from the past 65 years
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Beautiful Losers: Fifty Years Later, Leonard Loses His Erection by Anakana Schofield - CNQ

Beautiful Losers: Fifty Years Later, Leonard Loses His Erection by Anakana Schofield - CNQ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In his essay, “Steps Towards a Small Theory of the Visible,” John Berger writes, “The impulse to paint comes neither from observation nor from the soul (which is probably blind) but from an encounter: the encounter between painter and model – even if the model is a mountain or a shelf of empty medicine bottles.”Read More
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CBC The Next Chapter-Emma Donoghue on fasting, famine and children in peril

CBC The Next Chapter-Emma Donoghue on fasting, famine and children in peril | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The author of Room talks about her new novel, The Wonder.
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Irish publishing body says not paying writers is uncommon

“The organisation that represents the publishing industry in Ireland has said the non-payment of authors is not widespread in the books trade.
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The Remains of Maisie Duggan | Abbey Theatre - Amharclann na Mainistreach

The Remains of Maisie Duggan | Abbey Theatre - Amharclann na Mainistreach | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Abbey Theatre is the national theatre of Ireland.
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Mia Gallagher on Solar Bones: ‘an exquisite, dense ballad of a book’

Mia Gallagher on Solar Bones: ‘an exquisite, dense ballad of a book’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Marcus’s endless moment reminds me of Sebald’s masterly Austerlitz. This is a work that demands attention. Miss a line, you miss something important
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Malachy McCourt Wins Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award

Malachy McCourt Wins Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The award will be presented on Monday, October 17, 2016, at the Manhattan Club, New York.
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Emily C. Orr: Irish Woman Poet

Emily C. Orr: Irish Woman Poet | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Emily Orr was born in Belfast and graduated with Honours in History, Jurisprudence and Political Economy from the Royal University of Ireland.
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Poetry - Ulick O'Connor: Time to flutter by Heaney's homeplace - Independent.ie

Poetry - Ulick O'Connor: Time to flutter by Heaney's homeplace - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I see that Bellaghy RUC Station in Derry has become the Seamus Heaney Homeplace, an arts and literary centre. It will contain a permanent exhibition dealing with Heaney's life and poetr
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Mercier Press announce fiction competition for first-time authors to become a bestseller writer

Mercier Press announce fiction competition for first-time authors to become a bestseller writer | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mercier Press Fiction Competition 2017
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The Abbey Theatre's 'Plough and the Stars' isn't your grandma's Irish classic

The Abbey Theatre's 'Plough and the Stars' isn't your grandma's Irish classic | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This isn’t your Irish grandmother’s Plough and the Stars. - Julia M. Klein, Philadelphia Inquirer
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Liberties Press admits owing money to authors

Liberties Press admits owing money to authors | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Publisher Seán O’Keeffe says he is sorry and vows to address the situation on payments
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Call for Papers: Samuel Beckett’s Bodies of Water

Call for Papers: Samuel Beckett’s Bodies of Water | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tennessee Philological Association Conference, 23-25 February 2017
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