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Irish Writers: Kevin Barry & Mary Beth Keane

This episode of "Irish Writers in America," a new 13 part series from CUNY TV (City University of New York television station), features interviews with Kevin Barry, award-winning short story...
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Irish Writers in America: Malachy McCourt & Joseph O'Neill

This episode of "Irish Writers in America," a new 13 part series from CUNY TV (City University of New York television station), features interviews with Malachy McCourt, best-selling author...
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James Joyce's 'Dubliners' celebrates 100th anniversary - USA TODAY

James Joyce's 'Dubliners' celebrates 100th anniversary - USA TODAY | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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James Joyce's 'Dubliners' celebrates 100th anniversary
USA TODAY
Publishers feared that he was too realistic about sex and the messy politics of Ireland and that real people, mentioned in Joyce's fiction, would sue for libel.
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Tristram Shandy: Conception, Cock and Bull – St James Studio, London

Tristram Shandy: Conception, Cock and Bull – St James Studio, London | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer: Laurence Sterne, adapted by Stephen Oxley Director: Felicity Dean Reviewer: Harry Stern There is a real charm about Stephen Oxley’s portrayal of Laurence Sterne’s eponymous oddity depicted in selected episodes from his landmark work.
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The plot thickens: no spoilers

The plot thickens:  no spoilers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tightly wound or free-flowing? Well charted or twists and turns? Jojo Moyes, Sam Lipsyte, John Connolly, Lia Mills and Tana French on plotting your book
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Book trailer: DUBLINERS 100 - YouTube

Published June 2014. Video by Colm Russell http://www.colmrussell.com. Words by Belinda McKeon. Available now from tramp.ie. Dubliners 100, edited by Thomas ...
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Interview with poets Geraldine O'Kane and Colin Dardis

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Seamus Heaney Prize Shortlist Announced

Seamus Heaney Prize Shortlist Announced | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

The judges of the competition, Professors Ciaran Carson, Paul Farley and Paula Meehan, said, "This year's Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for a First Collection of Poems attracted a large number of powerful and accomplished submissions."  The shortlist has been announced as (in alphabetical order) Tara Bergin, This is Yarrow (Carcanet Press),  Malika Booker, PepperSeed (Peepal Tree Press),  Paula Cunningham, Heimlich's Manoeuvre (smith/doorstop),  Hannah Lowe, Chick (Bloodaxe Books),  Rory Waterman, Tonight the Summer's Over (Carcanet Press).  View full press release here.

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Books: The mother of all moral dilemmas - Independent.ie

Books: The mother of all moral dilemmas - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Moral dilemmas make for meaty storylines and few are meatier than the one at the heart of Caroline Finnerty’s second novel.
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Books: A painful pilgrimage back into the past life - Mary O'Donnell

Books: A painful pilgrimage back into the past life - Mary O'Donnell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
According to Umberto Eco, a title should “muddle the reader’s ideas, not regiment them”.
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Scholarcast 44: Imaginary Bonnets with Real Bees in Them Lecture by Paula Meehan - Play or Download Transcript

Scholarcast 44: Imaginary Bonnets with Real Bees in Them Lecture by Paula Meehan - Play or Download Transcript | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Friday Book Design Blog: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, by Eimear McBride - The Independent (blog)

Friday Book Design Blog: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, by Eimear McBride - The Independent (blog) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Independent (blog) Friday Book Design Blog: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, by Eimear McBride The Independent (blog) I love the new cover for Eimear McBride's Bailey's-winning – and Goldsmith's-winning and Kerry Group Irish Novel-winning – A...
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Irish Writers in America: Billy Collins & Paul Muldoon

This episode of "Irish Writers in America," a new 13 part series from CUNY TV (City University of New York television station), features interviews with Billy Collins, two-term Poet Laureate...
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Seven of the best pieces about new Baileys Prize winner Eimear McBride

Seven of the best pieces about new Baileys Prize winner Eimear McBride | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eimear McBride accepting the Baileys Prize (Picture: The Guardian) Eimear McBride achieved worldwide fame (who knows, hopefully fortune may soon follow…) after last week’s Baileys Prize ceremony, earning column inches in the New York Times, the...
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Naval Service ship names row may reopen - Irish Times

Naval Service ship names row may reopen - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Naval Service ship names row may reopen
Irish Times
However, the decision to depart from “tradition” with this new class of ship, naming them after Irish writers rather than mythical female figures, has been controversial.
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Doodles of a literary genius... €1.2m Beckett notebooks go on show

Doodles of a literary genius... €1.2m Beckett notebooks go on show | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Independent
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Q&A with Paul Muldoon

Q&A with Paul Muldoon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We speak to the Irish poet who is to take up the post of distinguished professor in English and creative writing at Lancaster University
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Waiting for the Bullet – Doire Press release Madeleine D’Arcy Debut

Waiting for the Bullet – Doire Press release Madeleine D’Arcy Debut | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Elaine Cassidy at the Donmar: take control and cut the chit-chat - Brian Friel's Fathers and Sons

Elaine Cassidy at the Donmar: take control and cut the chit-chat - Brian Friel's Fathers and Sons | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Acting? It's weird. Lyndsey Turner? She's a 'grafter'. Brian Friel's Fathers and Sons? It casts her as the Hotel Inspector. Sort of. The star of TV's The Paradise talks to David Jays about her latest role
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One City One Book, Ghosts of the Past: Full transcript - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

One City One Book, Ghosts of the Past: Full transcript - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ghosts of the Past was the title for this year's penultimate One City One Book event.
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Books: John Kelly’s devilish cesspit of love and hate - Independent.ie

Were we to draw a literary-fiction line starting with crime writing set in today’s Ireland and ending in the feral gangs of Kevin Barry’s City Of Bohane, somewhere in the middle would s
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2014 Longlist - The Frank O'Connor Short Story Award - with Nine Irish Writers


2014 Longlist


Author

Title

Publisher

Nationality

Prawin Adhikari

The Vanishing Act

Rupa Puplications

Nepalese

Mary Akers

Bones of an Inland Sea

Press 53

American

Ali Alizadeh

Transactions

University of Queensland Press

Iranian

Jodi Angel

You Only Get Letters From Jail

Tin House

American

Molly Antopol

The UnAmericans

Fourth Estate + WW Norton

American

Aileen Armstrong

End of Days

Doire Press

Irish

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The first Irish novel written using eye-gaze technology has been published

The first Irish novel written using eye-gaze technology has been published | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The author, Simon Fitzmaurice, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2008.
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Australian writing in Irish

Australian writing in Irish | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Yet Irish speakers in Australia tend to think of the language as their own, a part of the native landscape, a view at odds with the Irish tendency to think of the language as being relevant only to...
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