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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
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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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Inspired by Brian O'Nolan - Terry Wogan: the intriguingly subversive national treasure

Inspired by Brian O'Nolan - Terry Wogan: the intriguingly subversive national treasure | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Inspired by satirist Brian O’Nolan, Wogan was often considered cosy but knew a gentle tone can distract from bold content
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The Taking of Mrs Kennedy, a short story by Rachel Donohue

The Taking of Mrs Kennedy, a short story by Rachel Donohue | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This month’s Hennessy New Irish Writing winner, the story of a love affair and a betrayal, with its origins under the Caravaggio at the National Gallery of Ireland
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Clare McCotter - Four Poems

Clare McCotter - Four Poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Clare McCotter’s haiku, tanka and haibun have been published in many parts of the world. She won the IHS Dóchas Ireland Haiku Award 2010 and 2011. In 2013 she won The British Tanka Award.

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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
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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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7 Year Old Ana's First Book Review-including Roddy Doyle's The Giggler Treatment

7 year old Ana McGrath has a go at reviewing books :-)
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Ep 19 Sexy Pensions, Emma Donoghue, The Force Awakens Feminism

Stream Ep 19 Sexy Pensions, Emma Donoghue, The Force Awakens Feminism by The Women's Podcast from desktop or your mobile device
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Ten things we learned at the Theatre of Change Symposium

Ten things we learned at the Theatre of Change Symposium | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tackling malevolent cupcakes, mutant lesbians and “the man problem” at the Abbey
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Poetry reviews: new work by Kathleen Jamie, Breda Wall Ryan and Grace Wells

Poetry reviews: new work by Kathleen Jamie, Breda Wall Ryan and Grace Wells | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John McAuliffe reviews The Bonniest Companie; Fur; and In a Hare’s Eye
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