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The lonely passion of Janet McNeill - Irish Times

The lonely passion of Janet McNeill - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Like Jane Austen and Barbara Pym, McNeill’s work was once dismissed for its attention to domestic life but she was a most perceptive chronicler of pre-Troubles Northern Ireland
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'Thirteen Ways of Looking,' by Colum McCann - New York Times

'Thirteen Ways of Looking,' by Colum McCann - New York Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Wallace Stevens poem from which it takes its title helps structure the novella anchoring Colum McCann’s book of short fiction.
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Imagine all the islands: Kevin Barry on basing his new novel on John Lennon trivia

Imagine all the islands: Kevin Barry on basing his new novel on John Lennon trivia | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
"Lennon bought the island of Dorinish in 1967, and a few years later, he invited a commune to set up there. Even though it was short-lived, it proved instrumental in what Barry calls “the radical...
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‘Music’s sexy, dance is sexy, not books’: how funding cuts hit North’s publishers

‘Music’s sexy, dance is sexy, not books’: how  funding cuts hit North’s publishers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Guildhall Press and Blackstaff Press have had to adjust after losing Arts Council grants but at the grassroots things are flourishing with a host of new print and online titles
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Gerald Dawe:Ireland’s war poets and writers, from WWI to the Troubles

Gerald Dawe:Ireland’s war poets and writers, from WWI to the Troubles | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Of War and War’s Alarms author Gerald Dawe explores a century of Irish war writing, from Samuel Beckett and Michael Longley to Charles Donnelly and Padraic Fiacc
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The Poet’s Chair podcast:Arminta Wallace met Michael Longley, Harry Clifton and Paula Meehan to discuss poetry,

The Poet’s Chair podcast:Arminta Wallace met Michael Longley, Harry Clifton and Paula Meehan to discuss poetry, | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Arminta Wallace met Michael Longley, Harry Clifton and Paula Meehan to discuss poetry,
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Review: Sam Burnside Book Launch

Review: Sam Burnside Book Launch | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Playwright Frank McGuinness and more mark the release of the poet's newest publications with recitals tinged with the significance of recent world events
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RTE Archives: Patrick McCabe And His First Truly Gothic Novel

RTE Archives: Patrick McCabe And His First Truly Gothic Novel | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Kelly meets writer Patrick McCabe in his home town of Clones, Co. Monaghan to discuss his new novel 'Winterwood', a darkly comic tale.
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Current Issue: FourXFour

Current Issue: FourXFour | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Our quarterly online publication, each issue showcases four poems each from four poets within Northern Ireland.   Past issues have see us publish the likes of Kathleen McCracken, Ruth Carr, Adrian...
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Crannog Submissions

Crannog Submissions | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Get your submissions in for Crannog magazine from Galway.
Submissions for Crannóg February 2015 issue are accepted all through November.
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GALWAY AUTHOR SHORTLISTED FOR IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR

GALWAY AUTHOR SHORTLISTED FOR IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ballinasloe-based author Nuala O’Connor (AKA Nuala Ní Chonchúir) has been shortlisted for the prestigious Bord Gáis Energy Eason Book Club Novel of the Year for her latest novel Miss Emily, published this summer by Penguin in the USA and Canada, …...
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November 18 1915:George Bernard Shaw’s controversial new play to be suppressed? | Century Ireland

November 18 1915:George Bernard Shaw’s controversial new play to be suppressed? | Century Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
George Bernard Shaw’s controversial new play to be suppressed? | The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago
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Caitriona Lally on Eggshells: The Irish Times Book Club podcast - Irish Times

Caitriona Lally on Eggshells: The Irish Times Book Club podcast - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The author discusses her debut novel with Martin Doyle, Mary O’Brien and Madeleine Lyes and reads an extract
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ROOM Soundtrack Feat. Stephen Rennicks Now On Spotify!

ROOM Soundtrack Feat. Stephen Rennicks Now On Spotify! | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
ROOM (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is out now on Lakeshore Records!  Download here: [iTunes]   The ROOM soundtrack features score by Stephen Rennicks and the track, “Big Rock Cand…
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The Long Gaze Back: Press round-up, Irish Blog Awards, Events - Sinéad Gleeson

The Long Gaze Back: Press round-up, Irish Blog Awards, Events - Sinéad Gleeson | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I could not have anticipated the response to The Long Gaze Back, and the enthusiasm that people have for the Irish short story. A month after the book was published, New Island Books had to reprint it, and we are delighted to be nominated for Best Irish Published Book at the Irish Book Awards next …
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Exploring identity with Kevin Barry and Vendela Vida – books podcast

Exploring identity with Kevin Barry and Vendela Vida – books podcast | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We examine the attractions of stepping into someone else's shoes with the novelists Kevin Barry and Vendela VidaThis week we investigate the mysteries of identity with two very different writers, whose novels both question what it is that makes a...
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Poem of the Week: "The Sofa" by Medbh McGuckian

Poem of the Week: "The Sofa" by Medbh McGuckian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It's been nearly two decades since we published the last selection of Medbh McGuckian's work, and in that time she has written eight more volumes. Needless to say, it was time to re-visit this poet...
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Lying on the floor of a Paris bar, I began to write

Lying  on the floor of a Paris bar, I began to write | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Three poems recount night of the attacks, the death of a friend, and the city’s attempt to return to normal
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Culture Shock: Why Irish novels are such a box-office draw

Culture Shock: Why Irish novels are such a box-office draw | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Brooklyn’, ‘Room’ and ‘The Secret Scripture’ all have unapologetically literary sources
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Poems since 1916 - Ambassador Dan Mulhall - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Poems since 1916 - Ambassador Dan Mulhall - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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RTE Archives:The Wonderful Worlds Of Flann O'Brien

RTE Archives:The Wonderful Worlds Of Flann O'Brien | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Flann O'Brien is recognised as one of Ireland's most original writers as a novelist, playwright and with a column in the Irish Times for over 25 years.
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Arena in conversation with Irish writers Kevin Barry, Claire Kilroy and Peter Murphy

Arena in conversation with Irish writers Kevin Barry, Claire Kilroy and Peter Murphy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
in conversation with Irish writers Kevin Barry, Claire Kilroy and Peter Murphy
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Interview | Paul Murray: The Mark and the Void - CraveOnline

Interview | Paul Murray: The Mark and the Void - CraveOnline | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When you think of novel fodder, financial collapse probably doesn’t come to mind.
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Brooklyn Beats James Bond at the Irish Box Office, Takes Over €1.3m After 10 Days - Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann

Brooklyn Beats James Bond at the Irish Box Office, Takes Over €1.3m After 10 Days - Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish audiences have continued to flock to John Crowley's Brooklyn, which has maintained its impressive Irish box office run after it topped the charts on its second weekend of release, overtaking James Bond film Spectre...
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