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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1993 – Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, by Roddy Doyle

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1993 – Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, by Roddy Doyle | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Roddy Doyle’s novel about a 10-year-old whose parents’ marriage is falling apart reveals the dark secret that the writer had been a literary novelist all along
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PRINT ROOM AT THE CORONET - Beckett in London

PRINT ROOM AT THE CORONET - Beckett in London | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Founded in a former print warehouse off Westbourne Grove, the Print Room theatre opened in 2010 as a little space with big ideas. The intimate performance and arts space quickly built a reputation for the ambition and quality of its productions.

We’re delighted to have found a new, permanent home in the heart of Notting Hill where we can keep pursuing our eclectic artistic vision. The Coronet is a beautiful Victorian playhouse, which over time we will lovingly restore.
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Langrishe, Go Down by Aidan Higgins review: a modernist classic

Langrishe, Go Down by Aidan Higgins review:  a modernist classic | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Half a century on, Aidan Higgins’s debut novel remains bold, expressive and daring
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To Be Frank by Tara Flynn- HeadStuff

To Be Frank by Tara Flynn- HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tara Flynn's latest weekly offering is a short story. To Be Frank showcases the nasty & hateful nature of online harassment. 
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Edward O’Dwyer – Three Poems

Edward O'Dwyer was born in Limerick, Ireland, in 1984. He has had poems published in journals and anthologies throughout the world, including work in The Forward Book of Poetry 2015.  He took part in Poetry Ireland's Introduction Series in 2010 and edited the anthology Sextet for Revival Press.  He has been shortlisted for a Hennessy Award and a Desmond O'Grady…
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Brian Dillon and Jane Clarke on £10,000 RSL Ondaatje Prize shortlist

Brian Dillon and Jane Clarke on £10,000 RSL Ondaatje Prize shortlist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eason named Children’s Bookseller of the Year; Helena Mulkerns launches imprint with book by her aunt Val (91); David Nicholls in Dublin for European Literature Night
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Paul Muldoon at Sydney Writers’ Festival

One Thousand Things Worth Knowing Thursday 19 May 3:00pm – 4:00pm Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Local favourite David Malouf joins Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon for an unforgettable hour of poetry,...
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Ondaatje prize shortlist spans globe from Ireland to Sri Lanka

Ondaatje prize shortlist spans globe from Ireland to Sri Lanka | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Finalists for prize honouring books that conjure ‘the spirit of a place’ include poems about rural Ireland and a history of the Sri Lankan civil war
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Lust Thrust Thursdays: Joyce, Women & Masturbation - Queen Mob's Tea House

Lust Thrust Thursdays: Joyce, Women & Masturbation - Queen Mob's Tea House | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Masturbation! The amazing availability of it!
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Artists gather to honour Edna O'Brien 

Artists gather to honour Edna O'Brien  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tributes were paid to acclaimed writer Edna O'Brien at a star-studded show in the Gaiety Theatre last night.
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Not Working by Lisa Owens review: a gem of a debut

Not Working by Lisa Owens review: a gem of a debut | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Quick-witted and sharp-tongued, lovable and flawed, Claire is a super narrator that readers will easily connect with, a smarter Bridget Jones
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Rebel By Vocation by Niall Carson review: Irish culture coming of age

Rebel By Vocation by Niall Carson review: Irish culture coming of age | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Seán O’Faoláin’s journal the ‘Bell’ started ‘the slow boil of creative criticism’ in Ireland
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The Irish Times announces Africa Day writing competition - Africa Day Ireland

The Irish Times announces Africa Day writing competition - Africa Day Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
*Update: Deadline has been extended to Friday, 20th May 2016* Writers, interested in having your short story or poem published by The Irish Times? Here’s your chance. The Irish Times has once again teamed up with Irish Aid on an African-themed writing competition, marking Africa Day 2016. The competition, which is in its second year, is designed to showcase emerging talent, as well as established writers. Writers are invited to submit a short story or poem relating to the relationships and interactions between Ireland and Africa. The Irish Times and Irish Aid are looking for entries in three categories: Primary school (maximum word count 250 words) Secondary school (maximum word count 1,000 words) Adult (maximum word count 2,000 words) The closing date for entries is Tuesday 17th May 2016  Friday, 20th May 2016 (deadline extended). Entries for the adult and secondary school categories must be typed and submitted via email to africaday@dhr.ie, putting “Writing Competition” in the subject line, or by post to “Africa Day Writing Competition, DHR Communications, 80 Francis Street, Dublin 8”. Entries for the primary school category can be submitted by email – to africaday@dhr.ie, putting “Writing Competition” in the subject line, or by post to “Africa Day Writing Competition, DHR Communications, 80 Francis Street, Dublin 8”. Entries for the primary school category may be handwritten. The winning entries will be chosen by Irish Aid and The Irish Times and will be published on www.IrishTimes.com on 29th May, the same day as the flagship Africa Day event in Dublin. Winners will also receive a selection of books to the value of €50 each. There will also be a photographic presentation at The Irish Times. Welcoming the announcement of the writing competition, Minister for Development, Trade Promotion and North South Co-operation Sean Sherlock, TD said: “Irish Aid is delighted to partner with The Irish Times on the occasion of Africa Day once again in 2016, and to showcase the talented Irish and African writers who are telling the stories of the diverse culture and traditions of Africa and Ireland. “I have seen first-hand the potential for collaboration in enterprise and the unique bond that our two cultures share. I look forward to seeing the entries for this competition.” Assistant literary editor of The Irish Times, Martin Doyle, said: “Following on from last year’s success, The Irish Times is delighted to link up again with Irish Aid to provide a …
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Carlo Gébler on his 25 years in prison: ‘the best thing that’s ever happened to me’

Carlo Gébler on his 25 years in prison: ‘the best thing that’s ever happened to me’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I crave narrative and jails teem with stories so to work in a place where stories are everywhere is an incredible gift, explains the author of The Wing Orderly’s Tales
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Kathleen MacMahon on The Heart of Everything by Henrietta McKervey

Kathleen MacMahon on The Heart of Everything by Henrietta McKervey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
McKervey’s wisdom as a storyteller prevents her from delivering salvation in over-simplified form, but she does allow her characters to gain some perspective on their lives
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On Writing: Fictional characters are anything but… 

On Writing: Fictional characters are anything but…  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On Writing: Fictional characters are anything but…
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Five Things Right Now: Tara Bergin

Tara Bergin’s first collection of poems, This is Yarrow, was awarded the Seamus Heaney Centre...
The post Five Things Right Now: Tara Bergin appeared first on Granta Magazine.
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Recognising the arts at the Cabinet table

The campaign for a reversal of this retrograde decision warrants support
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100 years of Irish culture - a talk delivered at the Wigmore Hall on 21 April 2016 - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Centenaries are useful signposts in the landscape of our collective memory. They encourage us to take our bearings as individuals, communities and nations.
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Shakespeare and Company:Claire-Louise Bennett on Pond

Stream Claire-Louise Bennett on Pond by Shakespeare and Company from desktop or your mobile device
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Mike McCormack launches new novel this weekend

Mike McCormack launches new novel this weekend | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
SOLAR BONES, the new novel from Galway writer Mike McCormack, will be launched in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Middle Street, tomorrow at 6.30pm, with comedian Tommy Tiernan as guest speaker.
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