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All 6 short stories shortlisted for this year's Irish Book Awards Short Story of the Year Award are available to read and vote for her

All 6 short stories shortlisted for this year's Irish Book Awards Short Story of the Year Award are available to read and vote for her | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
These six shortlisted stories have been selected by a panel of expert judges and now it's up to you to vote for your favourite story. Read each story here and then click through to the Bord Gais Energy Book Awards website to vote. The judging panel this year consisted of last year's winner Billy O’Callaghan,  who joined fellow judges  Jane Alger, Director of Dublin City of Literature and Bob Johnson of the Gutter Bookshop. Literary agent Simon Trewin, Partner and Head of Literary at WME London,
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Mary Costello shortlisted for top prize as first novel is published

Mary Costello shortlisted for top prize as first novel is published | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colm Tóibín, Joseph O’Connor and David Mitchell also in running for Eason Novel of the Year
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Award Winning Author Colum McCann to speak at LRU - UALR Forum

Award Winning Author Colum McCann to speak at LRU - UALR Forum | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As part of the Visiting Writers Series, Lenoir-Rhyne University will welcome award winning author Colum McCann on Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. in P.E. Monroe Auditorium.
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Michael Harding welcomes lifetime achievement award for Paul Durcan - Irish Times

Yahoo Eurosport UK Michael Harding welcomes lifetime achievement award for Paul Durcan Irish Times At the other end of the scale was this year's shortlist for the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Award, which sees Northern Irish author Stuart Neville set...
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Speech by Ambassador Mulhall we know their dream Yeats and 1916. - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Newcastle, 20 October 2014

Introduction:

I want to talk this evening about a person, an event, a poem, and the connection between them. The person is WB Yeats, the event the Easter Rising of 1916 and the poem is 'Easter 1916'. I see Yeats's poem as a good way of approaching the events of 1916, especially for non-Irish audiences, for it provides a complex, intriguing portrait of the Rising. It can be viewed as a kind of verse tutorial on the most significant event in Ireland's 20th century history. Yeats is a valuable witness to the events of 1916, because he was familiar with

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Flight and Dubliners 100 nominated for Irish Book Awards | Tramp Press

Flight and Dubliners 100 nominated for Irish Book Awards | Tramp Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Independent Irish Publisher
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She Stoops To Conquer – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

She Stoops To Conquer – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer: Oliver Goldsmith Music: Rebekah Hughes Director: Conrad Nelson Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Northern Broadsides are one of those theatre companies that you expect great things of.
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Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Doireann Ní Ghríofa | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
 
BIRTHBURST
 

many months, to float in warmth
womb-wet swell
stirred with each murmur of her world

until
surges begin
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This month's Book Club choice: A History of Loneliness, by John Boyne

This month's Book Club choice: A History of Loneliness, by John Boyne | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The first Irish Times Book Club choice is the bestselling Dublin author’s 13th novel, but the first to be set in Ireland. It tells the story of abuse in the Catholic Church seen through the eyes of a good priest. Now read on
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Books: Poor take on Oscar Wilde's American adventure - Independent.ie

Books: Poor take on Oscar Wilde's American adventure - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On January 3, 1882, Oscar Wilde arrived into New York harbour to begin an 11-month lecture tour of the United States. He was there to speak to Americans about the power of art and aesth
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Lingo Festival Dublin – review

Lingo Festival Dublin – review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
 
 
 
 
You would not usually expect an afternoon event at a festival to be a packed affair.  But it’s also sensible to assume that at Ireland’s first spoken word festival, Lingo, a lot of expectations would be subverted.
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Colum McCann to visit UL to introduce Narrative 4 Ireland

Colum McCann to visit UL to introduce Narrative 4 Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
University of Limerick (UL) offers a range of courses and programmes up to doctorate and postdoctorate levels in the disciplines of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Education and Health Sciences, Science and Engineering.
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New Poetry for Halloween ! John W. Sexton

As tonight is Halloween, we have a suitably spooky poem for you - Dark Can Be Light - by John W Sexton.
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Literary listings - Irish Times

Literary listings
Irish Times
The Irish poet Paul Durcan will receive the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards on November 26th.
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Port Authority, by Conor McPherson, with Billy Carter, Peter Maloney & James Russell, by the Irish Repertory Theatre, New York - New York Arts

Port Authority, by Conor McPherson, with Billy Carter, Peter Maloney & James Russell, by the Irish Repertory Theatre, New York - New York Arts | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There seemed something symbolic in the front doors and lobby of the DR2 Theatre, temporary home of the Irish Repertory Theatre.
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A final song for Samhain - John Montague

A final song for Samhain - John Montague | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Halloween is finally here! While children dress in costume and parents don their houses with spooky decorations, we are paying tribute to John Montague and his eerie poem about the Celtic festival ...
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A Boy and a Man - John Boyne at International Festival of Authors

A Boy and a Man - John Boyne at International Festival of Authors | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By Anthony De Sa About a month ago, my 12-year-old son, Simon, came home from school with a new book he had selected from his school library. It was John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. He read the first few pages at school, and when he came home, he stole himself in his …
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Issue 2: Autumn 2014 - North West Words

Issue 2: Autumn 2014 - North West Words | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Click the link below view the magazine. NORTH WEST WORDS ISSUE 2 AUTUMN WINTER 2014
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Defender of the Faith – Civic Theatre, Dublin

Defender of the Faith – Civic Theatre, Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer: Stuart Carolan Director: Andrew Flynn Reviewer: Monica Insinga Love/Hate creator Stuart Carolan is back at the theatre with his award-winning first play, Defender of the Faith, a thriller in which he started to explore paramilitary life in...
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The Book Quiz: it's the John Boyne special

The Book Quiz: it's the John Boyne special | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Boyne is this month's featured book club writer. Think you know him better than most? Try this week's quiz and find out if you're right
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The Charming Nancy by Miriam Gamble - Celebrating 6th Annual PoetryFest Nov 7-9 at IAC

The Charming Nancy by Miriam Gamble - Celebrating  6th Annual PoetryFest Nov 7-9 at IAC | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

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Irish Children’s Prize 2014 Shortlist | A.M.Heath

This year we received over 500 submissions, and so much talent to enjoy. To everyone who entered, we’re very grateful to you for helping make the competition happen. It wasn’t an easy job judging it, and there was something to enjoy in every submission.

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Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 5 October 2014

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 5 October 2014 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
New short essays:The Bells of St Nicholas - a poem by Gerald Dawe;The Queen Elizabeths by Alan Titley; Three Men and a Boat by Gerry Moran; Mapping by Mary O'Malley; ...
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