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Uimhir a Cúig | A River of Familiars: Poems — Afric McGlinchey

Uimhir a Cúig | A River of Familiars: Poems — Afric McGlinchey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Her age depends on the light, / especially the collarbone’s / slight hollow at the V, / a wishbone, which gives luck / only when broken.
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Books to watch out for in 2016

Books to watch out for in 2016 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Easter Rising centenary is about to unleash a volley of history titles, but there are some blistering stories from fiction’s big beasts on the way too
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Contemporary Irish poetry impresses in inventive mode

Contemporary Irish poetry impresses in inventive mode | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
New work by Michelle O’Sullivan, Adam Crothers and Robert Herbert MacClean
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Lane In Stay, a short story by Eimear Ryan

Lane In Stay, a short story by Eimear Ryan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A holiday read - 12 Days of Stories, Day 9: How a widow deals with her grief
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A new Irish literary boom: the post-crash stars of fiction

A new Irish literary boom: the post-crash stars of fiction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Dynamic, radical, often female … Irish fiction is flourishing. Gone is the conservative writing – all nostalgia and sexual repression – of the Celtic Tiger years. The writers of the new wave are original and bold
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'A great talent' - tributes pour in for Glenroe writer Wesley Burrowes

'A great talent' - tributes pour in for Glenroe writer Wesley Burrowes | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Actor and comedian Mario Rosenstock has paid tribute to Glenroe writer Wesley Burrowes, who passed away today at the age of 85.
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10 years of Ennis Book Festival - Limerick Post Newspaper

10 years of Ennis Book Festival - Limerick Post Newspaper | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

THE Ennis Book Club Festival will celebrate 10 years of loving books from March 4 to 6 with “literary, musical and poetic treats, all preceded by a special programme for young readers.

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Room author Emma Donoghue: ‘The situation is horrible, but the story is not’

Room author Emma Donoghue: ‘The situation is horrible, but the story is not’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Like the five-year-old hero of her 2010 novel, the Irish writer has been on a journey of change.

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Banville pays tribute to Aidan Higgins

Banville pays tribute to Aidan Higgins | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Wexford-born writer and Man Booker Prize winning novelist John Banville has paid tribute to his fellow author Aidan Higgins, who passed away in Kinsale, aged 88, earlier this week.
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Beckett’s Friendship by André Bernold review – a bizarrely charming memoir

Beckett’s Friendship by André Bernold review – a bizarrely charming memoir | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Nicholas Lezard’s paperback of the week: an unconventional portrait is translated into English at last

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The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne – review

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne – review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Livloves2read: ‘The story’s ending is emotional and unexpected. It’s another classic from John Boyne!’

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Hennessy New Irish Writing: Dreams of Flying by Celine Naughton

Hennessy New Irish Writing: Dreams of Flying by Celine Naughton | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There’s bad karma about as guy can’t decide if he misses his girl in this month’s winning Hennessy New Irish Writing short story by Celine Naughton
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Little Things by Claire Hennessy

Little Things by Claire Hennessy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
(This is an amended version of a ‘soapbox’ speech given at the Irish Writers Centre as part of Nollaig na mBan 2015.) I want to talk about mental health. But when I say that as a Depressed Lady, it feels horrifically self-indulgent and makes me wish I was, y’know, a male sports figure or musician,…
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Going, a short story by Belinda McKeon

Going, a short story by Belinda McKeon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A holiday read - 12 Days of Stories, Day 7: A daughter copes with bad news
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Druid bring Big Maggie back to Dublin - Independent.ie

Druid bring Big Maggie back to Dublin - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Druid bring their acclaimed production of John B. Keane’s Big Maggie to the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin
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NYT Book Review by Eimear McBride of Anakana Schofield's Martin John

NYT Book Review by Eimear McBride of Anakana Schofield's Martin John | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Imagining a sex offender, and his mother, as he structures his world to both accommodate and suppress his urges.
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Read “The Clancy Kid” by Colin Barrett

Read “The Clancy Kid” by Colin Barrett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
My town is nowhere you have been, but you know its ilk. A roundabout off a national road, an industrial estate, a five-screen Cineplex, a century of pubs packed
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James Joyce’s “The Dead”

James Joyce’s “The Dead” | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

A ghostly light from the street lamp lay in a long shaft from one window to the door. Gabriel threw his overcoat and hat on a couch and crossed the room towards

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Musings in Intermissions: Irish Theatre Top 10 of 2015

Musings in Intermissions: Irish Theatre Top 10 of 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

RT @companysjdublin: Company SJ proud to be choice of 2015 Sunday Indo and no 2 for Chris McCormack https://t.co/0i12vDLJH8

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And Other Poems: The most read poems of 2015 including Victoria Kennefick

And Other Poems: The most read poems of 2015 including Victoria Kennefick | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

It's been a busy year at And Other Poems. Eighty two poets have featured and the site has received more than 26,000 visitors and been viewed over 52,000 times.

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The best fiction of 2015

The best fiction of 2015 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There were rich pickings from a host of top names including Kate Atkinson, Jonathan Franzen and Margaret Atwood. Plus we said goodbye to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld and revisted Harper Lee’s Scout Finch
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