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Video: The Read Around: Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle discusses how the “daily humiliations of getting older” inform the characters in his new book, “The Guts.”
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The Dundee International Book Prize - Nicola White

The Dundee International Book Prize - Nicola White | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In the space of 24 hours, Nicola White's book In The Rosary Garden went from unpublished manuscript to award-winning novel. Here's how it happened... If you are lucky, your novel gets published. If...
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Anakana Schofield: On the Road

Anakana Schofield: On the Road | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

One Saturday afternoon last summer, the forecast for rain, I set out on a dérive. Or not quite a dérive, because I knew where I was going, or aiming to go: to the dump, more than 70 blocks away across Vancouver, while reading Michèle Bernstein’s The Night in Clodagh Kinsella’s new translation. Bernstein’s intention fifty [...]

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Interview: Rob Doyle | TN2 Magazine

Interview: Rob Doyle | TN2 Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Conor McPherson and Ardal O'Hanlon among Olivier nominees

Conor McPherson and Ardal O'Hanlon among Olivier nominees | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ardal O'Hanlon and Cork actress Sarah Greene are among the nominees for this year's Olivier Awards in London, with the musical Once and Conor McPherson's new play The Night Alive also shortlisted.
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Heaney's letter of encouragement to a 17-year-old unknown called Paul Muldoon

Heaney's letter of encouragement to a 17-year-old unknown called Paul Muldoon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Inspiring change, raising a glass to the great Edna O’Brien (IrishCentral)

Inspiring change, raising a glass to the great Edna O’Brien (IrishCentral) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By Yvonne Watterson

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Fitting into the theme for International Women’s Day 2014 this Irish literary treasure is top of the list. Read more
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Good times taken as read at Ennis Book Club Festival - Irish Examiner

Good times taken as read at Ennis Book Club Festival - Irish Examiner | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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... is also a poet. Sunny Jacobs, an American woman living in Ireland, has written about being on Death Row (she was exonerated).
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Enda Walsh's new play BALLYTURK to premiere at 2014 Galway ...

Enda Walsh's new play BALLYTURK to premiere at 2014 Galway ... | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
His latest BALLYTURK will again open this July at GAF, and an all star list of who's who in Irish theatre has been assembled. With Walsh directing and mega stars Mikel Murfi, Cillian Murphy, and Stephen Rea in the cast, ...
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From Swerve of Shore to Bend of Bay: James Joyce, rugby fan

From Swerve of Shore to Bend of Bay: James Joyce, rugby fan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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The Poets' Wives by David Park

The Poets' Wives by David Park | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
David Park's tale of three women across the centuries can leave the reader feeling somewhat puzzled Mr and Mrs William Blake were out in the summerhouse reading Paradise Lost in their natural state (freed from the "troublesome disguises" of...
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Dedalus Press - Poetry Matters: If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song launched at GPO, Dublin, 05 March 2014

Dedalus Press - Poetry Matters: If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song launched at GPO, Dublin, 05 March 2014 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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'Keeping the culture alive' as new writers vie for accolades - Independent.ie

'Keeping the culture alive' as new writers vie for accolades - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
THE judges of the 43rd Hennessy Literary Awards have met in Dublin to decide the winners in three categories – First Fiction, Emerging Fiction and Poetry.
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INTERVIEW Poet Seán Lysaght

INTERVIEW Poet Seán Lysaght | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Westport-based poet Seán Lysaght chats to Ciara Moynihan about the launch of his new collection of poetry, ‘Carnival Masks’
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Philip Marlowe Returns in ‘The Black-Eyed Blonde’

Philip Marlowe Returns in ‘The Black-Eyed Blonde’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Booker Prize-winning Irish author John Banville, writing under his Benjamin Black pen name, creates a new mystery in Los Angeles for Philip Marlowe.
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Frog Music and collaborative harmony: an interview with Emma Donoghue

“One very Irish theme I explore through this odd story (Frog Music) is the lingering, multi-generation effect of the neglect and abuse of children.” Before she takes to the stage at The Printworks ...
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The Sound of The Night Alive - YouTube

The Sound of The Night Alive - YouTube | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Conor McPherson on choosing the music for his new play The Night Alive, which plays at the Donmar Warehouse until Saturday 27 July. To listen to the music fr...
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'Ceathrúintí Mháire Ní Ógáin' and 'A fhir dar fhulaingeas' by Máire Mhac an tSaoi

'Ceathrúintí Mháire Ní Ógáin' and 'A fhir dar fhulaingeas'  by Máire Mhac an tSaoi | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Máire Mhac an tSaoi poetry Original Irish versions followed by English translations . Ceathrúintí Mháire Ní Ógáin A fhir dár fhulaingeas… Ceathrúintí Mháire Ní Ógáin I Ach a mbead gafa as an líon s...
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Irish novelist Colum McCann a fan of Rooneys

Irish novelist Colum McCann a fan of Rooneys | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Monday will mark Colum McCann's first visit to Pittsburgh, but he met one of the city's best-known ambassadors 20 years ago in Dublin. On that memorable occasion in 1994, Dan Rooney gave Mr. McCann the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, which recognizes Irish writers of exceptional promise under the age of 40. Monday Night Lecture Series Irish author Colum McCann Where: Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. When: 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets: Start at $15; Carnegie Music Hall box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Visit www.pittsburghlectures.org or call 412-622-8866. "I got to meet Mr. Rooney. I have enormous respect for him and the family," said Mr. McCann, a Dublin native. The established novelist speaks at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Oakland's Carnegie Music Hall in a literary evening presented by
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Retreat – The New Theatre, Dublin

Retreat – The New Theatre, Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer: Geoff Power Director: Bairbre Ni Chaoimh Reviewer: Monica Insinga        Geoff Power’s new play, Retreat, on the pitfalls of mental illness, opened this week at the New Theatre.
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Poem of the Week By Louis MacNeice

Poem of the Week By Louis MacNeice | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
To Posterity When books have all seized up like the books in graveyards And reading and even speaking have been replaced By other, less difficult, media, we wonder if you Will find in flowers and f...
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Q&A with Molly McCloskey, Director of our Non-Fiction & Memoir Workshop

Q&A with Molly McCloskey, Director of our Non-Fiction & Memoir Workshop | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Molly McCloskey was born in Philadelphia and grew up in North Carolina and Oregon. In 1989, she moved to Ireland, spending ten years on the west coast before moving to Dublin, where she now lives.
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Author John Banville Talks About Reviving Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe - Hollywood Reporter

Author John Banville Talks About Reviving Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe - Hollywood Reporter | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Hollywood Reporter Author John Banville Talks About Reviving Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe Hollywood Reporter Banville recently published The Black-Eyed Blonde, starring the iconic Chandler's Philip Marlowe, under his detective fiction pen name...
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Reinventing Philip Marlowe

Reinventing Philip Marlowe | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Raymond Chandler turned crime fiction into art. When John Banville was asked to write a new Marlowe story he wondered how he could match the intricate plots and capture the spirit of the famous detective
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The Fucking Titanic by Dave Lordan - Filmmaker: Eamonn Crudden

Footage from 'A Night To Remember' (1958) 'The Fucking Titanic' by Dave Lordan Edit: Eamonn Crudden Soundtrack: Sunn O))) / Nurse with Wound - 'Ra at Dawn' More…
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