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Belfast Book Chosen for Historic Big Read

Belfast Book Chosen for Historic Big Read | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Paul McVeigh's debut novel The Good Son will be the literary focus of the milestone 50th Brighton Festival
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Winners of the 2016 Poetry Ireland and Tyrone Guthrie Centre bursary announced. | Poetry Ireland

Winners of the 2016 Poetry Ireland and Tyrone Guthrie Centre bursary announced. | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Druid 2016 Programme Announced

Druid 2016 Programme Announced | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Druid have just announced the contents of their programme for 2016, and there are a few surprises in there.

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Play adapted by Joe O'Byrne based on Synge's Aran Island books | Siamsa Tíre

Play adapted by Joe O'Byrne based on Synge's Aran Island books | Siamsa Tíre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Brendan Conroy presents J M Synge's accounts of life on the Aran Islands as directed by Joe O'Byrne
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Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction: 1st Prize Eleanor Hooker

Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction: 1st Prize Eleanor Hooker | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Make sure you get Issue 7. Subscribe now and receive free digital editions of all back issues. The first, second and third prizewinners in each of the thre
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Blake, Nietzsche, Wilde, and Yeats: Contraries, Anti-Selves, and the Truth of Masks — Patrick J. Keane

Blake, Nietzsche, Wilde, and Yeats:  Contraries, Anti-Selves, and the Truth of Masks — Patrick J. Keane | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“The truths of metaphysics are the truths of masks.” —Oscar Wilde
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Announcing the Greenbean Novel Fair 2016 finalists

Announcing the Greenbean Novel Fair 2016 finalists | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Announcing the Greenbean Novel Fair 2016 finalists – as selected by judges Anthony Glavin, Martina Devlin & Margaret Hayes Twelve aspiring novelists have be
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Submission call - Limerick Arts Office: Michael Hartnett Poetry Award 2016

Submission call - Limerick Arts Office: Michael Hartnett Poetry Award 2016 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Going for the Absolute - Dave Lordan interviews Rob Doyle

Going for the Absolute - Dave Lordan interviews Rob Doyle | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Rob Doyle's often dark and always deep-thinking short story collection This is the Ritual is gaining him both rave reviews and reactionary dismissals in the literary press. Here  Dave Lordan, the first Irish editor to publish a short story by Rob Doyle, speaks to the young author about some of the controversies surrounding his fiction, his goals and interests as…
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The New Yorker: Briefly Noted Book Reviews-MRS. ENGELS, by Gavin McCrea

The New Yorker: Briefly Noted Book Reviews-MRS. ENGELS, by Gavin McCrea | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“The Portable Veblen,” “Mrs. Engels,” “Animals,” and “The Emperor of Water Clocks.”
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Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea: The Irish Times Book Club title for February

Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea: The Irish Times Book Club title for February | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Gavin McCrea
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Irish Newfoundland Association | The greatest living poet in the Irish language, reading in St. John’s.

Irish Newfoundland Association | The greatest living poet in the Irish language, reading in St. John’s. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

RT @NLPubLibraries: "The greatest living poet in the Irish language, reading in St. John’s." This Sun @ SPARKS.

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Me on Joyce & Wilde & At It Again

Me on Joyce & Wilde & At It Again | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
To tie in with my earlier post, here is my heartfelt speech from this evening's launch of Romping Through Dubliners: 'I first encountered At It Again, in the form of Maite and Niall, at the Oscar Wilde Festival in Galway in September 2015, and I was struck by the energy and joy they injected into Romping…
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Finnegans Wake: a musical reading sounds out a cryptic text

Finnegans Wake: a musical reading sounds out a cryptic text | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

An online project has set James Joyce’s infamously difficult novel to 17 songs – thereby making its meaning clearer, it claims. And you can take part

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James Joyce's birth and baptismal certificate

James Joyce's birth and baptismal certificate | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Kevin Barry Reads Brian Friel - The New Yorker

Kevin Barry Reads Brian Friel - The New Yorker | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Kevin Barry joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Brian Friel’s “The Saucer of Larks,” from a 1960 issue of the magazine.
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RTÉ Radio Player: The Sounds of Grief - The Practice and Tradition of 'caoineadh'

RTÉ Radio Player: The Sounds of Grief - The Practice and Tradition of 'caoineadh' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
RTÉ Radio Player
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The Rising will not be televised: a novel attempt to focus modern minds on 1916

The Rising will not be televised: a novel attempt to focus modern minds on 1916 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The challenge of my second novel, Citizens, was to portray today's disinterested generation, hostile to the idea of historical understanding, having to grapple with 1916
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Ian Duhig: Despatches from Ashtrayland

Ian Duhig: Despatches from Ashtrayland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I’ve always felt that to be part of the poet’s job, noticing stuff others don’t, the land not the map, writes the acclaimed London-Irish poet. Poems can be invitations to a dance
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Books: A smart and daring work from our newest cult writer

Books: A smart and daring work from our newest cult writer | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As a literary tribe, Irish fiction writers are obsessed with subtlety. Underplaying words, within a distinctive musicality, is almost a national pastime. Even our most talented of liter
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