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New Statesman: Edna O’Brien: In the company of tyrants

New Statesman: Edna O’Brien: In the company of tyrants | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish writer Edna O’Brien, soon to celebrate her 85th birthday, reflects on four years spent in the company of tyrants.
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Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry: £10,000 and £5,000 scholarships available for an international student to undertake Poetry MA

Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry: £10,000 and £5,000 scholarships available for an international student to undertake Poetry MA | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
£10,000 and £5,000 scholarships available for an international student to undertake the MA
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Novelist Nuala O'Connor's ode to Emily Dickinson

Novelist Nuala O'Connor's ode to Emily Dickinson | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
NUALA O’Connor is a fully paid up member of the Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS) and, as a huge fan of the 19th century US poet, was honoured to get the chance to speak at the society’s conference earlier this year.
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A love letter to bookshops, by Kerrie O’Brien

A love letter to bookshops, by Kerrie O’Brien | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Bookshops have been pivotal in my life. If I hadn’t developed a love of reading I might not have gone to college and I certainly wouldn’t be a writer
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Those That I Fight I Do Not Hate, a short story by Danielle McLaughlin

Those That I Fight I Do Not Hate, a short story by Danielle McLaughlin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
First published in The Irish Times as part of our This Means War summer fiction series in 2014, this is a story of bad behaviour simmering under a serene suburban surface
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30 of the most charming bookshops in the UK & Ireland for gift inspiration

30 of the most charming bookshops in the UK & Ireland for gift inspiration | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
If you’re still panicking about Christmas shopping, stop trying to guess their jumper size or stressing about knick-knacks at Christmas markets, and...
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Andrew O’Hagan Reads Edna O’Brien - The New Yorker

Andrew O’Hagan Reads Edna O’Brien - The New Yorker | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Andrew O’Hagan joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss Edna O’Brien’s “The Widow,” from a 1989 issue of the magazine.
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How James Joyce predicted Conor McGregor’s triumph in Finnegans Wake

How James Joyce predicted Conor McGregor’s triumph  in Finnegans Wake | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Joyce’s novel foretells ascent of Thonderman nursing a ‘spoiled opinion of his monstrous marvellosity’
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► VIDEO: Waking The Feminists event takes over the Abbey Theatre

► VIDEO: Waking The Feminists event takes over the Abbey Theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Women from all areas of theatre attend the ‘Waking The Feminists’ event at the Abbey Theatre. It follows criticism of the Abbey's 'Waking The Nation’ programme and the #WakingTheFeminists social media campaign.

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You Never Can Tell – George Bernard Shaw Abbey Theatre, Dublin

You Never Can Tell – George Bernard Shaw Abbey Theatre, Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Director: Conall Morrison Writer: George Bernard Shaw Reviewer: Liam Harrison George Bernard Shaw’s 1896 play You Never Can Tell feels like it could...

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Review – The Dead: Joyce’s short story gets a chamber opera form

Review  – The Dead: Joyce’s short story gets a chamber opera form | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
James Joyce’s story gets a sonorous treatment, but can anything be more musical than his prose?
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Abbey archive – act one, scene one: Sexism and censorship

Abbey archive – act one, scene one: Sexism and censorship | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Abbey Theatre unveils digitised papers revealing role of era’s Irish literary giants
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Fiction Review | A Kind of Compass

Fiction Review | A Kind of Compass | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In Belinda McKeon’s introduction to A Kind of Compass, she raises the idea that short stories are not darling, but daring.  This sets the tone for the collection of them …
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FIRST THOUGHTS: Micheal O’Siadhail poetry collection offers portrait of love and immortal faithfulness

FIRST THOUGHTS: Micheal O’Siadhail poetry collection offers portrait of love and immortal faithfulness | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
THIS new collection by the poet Micheal O’Siadhail is more than a mere assembly of new poems.
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Eileen Battersby’s books of the year: Fiction-including The Key By Mártín Ó Cadhain

Eileen Battersby’s books of the year: Fiction-including The Key By Mártín Ó Cadhain | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Key By Mártín Ó Cadhain
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The Irish players at the forefront of new publishing

The Irish players at the forefront of new publishing | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ireland is punching above its weight in the world of New Publishing, with Irish people leading the charge in this fast-changing, global industry, Celine Naughton reports
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Hugh McFadden pays tribute to Brian Friel - Books Ireland Magazine Books Ireland Magazine

Hugh McFadden pays tribute to Brian Friel - Books Ireland Magazine Books Ireland Magazine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Lian Bell: #WakingTheFeminists still waiting for the Abbey

Lian Bell: #WakingTheFeminists still waiting for the Abbey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘If Fiach Mac Conghail wants to change things, here’s his chance. Accept the mistake. Don’t just say sorry. Do sorry’
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Edna O'Brien speaks to John Quinn about her childhood in the radio documentary 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl'

Edna O'Brien speaks to John Quinn about her childhood in the radio documentary 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish writer Edna O'Brien speaks to John Quinn about her childhood in the radio documentary 'A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl'
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Never-before-seen Abbey Theatre papers show how it fought against censorship

Never-before-seen Abbey Theatre papers show how it fought against censorship | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The minute books have been digitised and transcripts made.
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The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde – fairytales for all ages

The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde – fairytales for all ages | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Kicking off a season of blogs about the books we most want to press on others, this is a book that will dazzle children and intrigue adults

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Kevin Barry: Portrait of the Young Artist in a Poncho

Kevin Barry: Portrait of the Young Artist in a Poncho | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Inspired by the arcade in “Atlantic City” from Kevin Barry’s first collection of short stories, I thought it would be fun to talk to the writer over pool and ping pong and jazz and what have you at...

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Wilde and Shaw, who have similar plays on at the Gate and Abbey, had a prickly relationship

Wilde and Shaw, who have similar plays on at the Gate and Abbey, had a prickly relationship | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Wilde and Shaw, who have similar plays on at the Gate and Abbey, had a prickly relationship
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Electric Literature’s Best Short Story Collections of 2015 including Colin Barrett

Electric Literature’s Best Short Story Collections of 2015 including Colin Barrett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Each year, Electric Literature polls our staff and regular contributors to pick our favorite books of the year. For fairness sake, books by Electric Literature
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