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ROOM (the film) by Lia Mills

ROOM (the film) by Lia Mills | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I was lucky enough to get to a special preview of Room (the film) yesterday at the Lighthouse, courtesy of Element Pictures. The film is, quite simply, brilliant: beautiful, unsettling and moving.  During the Q & A afterwards it came up that there are people who have been afraid to read the book, knowing the subject matter.…
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‘It’s an editor’s dream to find a writer like Tom, whose work is relevant and consoling’

‘It’s an editor’s dream to find a writer like Tom, whose work  is relevant and consoling’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
While the characters in all of the stories seemed to be struggling to connect and to feel loved, reading the book made me feel less alone. Isn’t this the measure of great writing? asks Hannah Griffiths, Thomas Morris's editor at Faber
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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1975 – North, by Seamus Heaney

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1975 – North, by Seamus Heaney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In the poet’s most direct response to the Troubles in his native Northern Ireland, the past is alive with an atavistic violence that thrusts itself into the present day
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The Blasket Islanders and I

The Blasket Islanders and I | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mícheál de Mórdha, who grew up in Dún Chaoin, recalls his memories of the island and its people, subject of his book which has been translated by Gabriel Fitzmaurice
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My Father’s Hands that Winter by Paula Meehan | Poetry Ireland

My Father’s Hands that Winter by Paula Meehan | Poetry Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Read My Father’s Hands that Winter by Paula Meehan, from of Poetry Ireland Review
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Saoirse Ronan is Honoured at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards for her performance in Brooklyn

Saoirse Ronan is Honoured at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards for her performance in Brooklyn | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann is the development agency for the Irish Film Industry investing in talent, creativity and enterprise.
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Círculo de Poesía | Irish Poetry Dossier: Theo Dorgan

Círculo de Poesía | Irish Poetry Dossier: Theo Dorgan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Today at Círculo de Poesía, a new post of our Irish Poetry Dossier. We present: Ithaca, a poem by Theo Dorgan (1953). Poet, editor and translator.

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Lisa McInerney: 'Short fiction leaves its author nowhere to hide'

Lisa McInerney: 'Short fiction leaves its author nowhere to hide' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

The writer explains how the ‘exhausting, exasperating, excruciating’ work of writing short stories provided the groundwork for her novel, The Glorious Heresies

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The Body Problematic: A Conversation Between Lidia Yuknavitch & Anakana Schofield

The Body Problematic: A Conversation Between Lidia Yuknavitch & Anakana Schofield | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Anakana Schofield’s second novel, Martin John (Biblioasis, 2015), was described by Eimear McBride in the New York Times as, “Deploying some serious literary

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All the Boys, a short story by Thomas Morris

All the Boys, a short story by Thomas Morris | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A holiday read - The 12 Stories of Christmas, Day 12: the poignant but funny tale with a twist of a Welsh stag party in Temple Bar, from January’s Irish Times Book Club author
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Room author Emma Donoghue on the first thing all kids need to know

Room author Emma Donoghue on the first thing all kids need to know | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish-Canadian novelist Emma Donoghue says the world starts small for all kids — but we forget how expansive and rec they can be.
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The Uninvited, by Dorothy Macardle: ghosts of a sensible persuasion

The Uninvited, by Dorothy Macardle: ghosts of a sensible persuasion | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This chiller from 1942 is decidely old-fashioned, but the author makes it all enjoyably eerie – and throws in a few pithy social observations as well
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2015 sales figures make pleasant reading for Irish booksellers and publishers

2015 sales figures make pleasant reading for Irish booksellers and publishers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Girl on the Train tops charts, with Anne Enright, Joe Duffy, Jim McGuinness, Colm Tóibín, Irelandopedia in top 10 and Irish market up 10.8% in value and 4.4% in volume
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'Seeking Clearance' by George Kalogeris - An elegy for Seamus Heaney

'Seeking Clearance' by George Kalogeris - An elegy for Seamus Heaney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Snow was falling fast and the poet was lateFor his class in Emerson Hall, where I sat on a bench
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Silence, exile and coming second: women writers get same raw deal as in theatre

Silence, exile and coming second: women writers get same raw deal as in theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On Nollaig na mBan, when woman are traditionally given a break, Fiona O’Connor issues a wake-up call. Women have faced discrimination in literature and publishing since Telemachus told Penelope to shut up in Homer’s The Odyssey.
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Review: Wilde’s Women, by Eleanor Fitzsimons

Review: Wilde’s Women, by Eleanor Fitzsimons | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Oscar Wilde’s life is often examined in terms of his connections with men and this book balances that
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Review | The Long Gaze Back, edited by Sinéad Gleeson - HeadStuff

Review | The Long Gaze Back, edited by Sinéad Gleeson - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Review of 'The Long Gaze Back', an anthology of contemporary and historical Irish Women Writers, such as Anne Enright, Maeve Brennan and Mary Costello.

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Gaelscoil Riabhach animation inspired by WB Yeats 'He wishes for the cloths of Heaven' - Yeats 2015

Gaelscoil Riabhach animation inspired by WB Yeats 'He wishes for the cloths of Heaven' - Yeats 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

A stop-motion animation made by 4th and 5th class students of Gaelscoil Riabhach, Loughrea, Co. Galway, inspired by “He wishes for the cloths of Heaven”.

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An Interview with Danielle McLaughlin

An Interview with Danielle McLaughlin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Danielle McLaughlin’s stories have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, The South Circular, Southword, The Penny Dreadful, Long Story Short and The New …...

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Poetry Daily: This Being Still, by Vona Groarke

Poetry Daily - A Featured Poem from the online poetry anthology and bookstore, featuring a new poem every day, and more.
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A major all-Ireland writing competition will aim to uncover the best new young writing talent in the country

A major all-Ireland writing competition will aim to uncover the best new young writing talent in the country | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
a major all-Ireland writing competition. It will aim to uncover the best new young writing talent in the country
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