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Exclusive Video: Stephen James Smith - How Is She? [First Fortnight] | Festival Reviews | Ceol Collective

Exclusive Video: Stephen James Smith - How Is She? [First Fortnight] | Festival Reviews | Ceol Collective | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ceol Collective - where Irish music and culture matter.
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Arena featuring Peter Sirr

Arena featuring Peter Sirr | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The RTÉ Radio Player lets you listen live and catch up on all of the broadcasts and podcasts from the RTÉ family of radio services. Programmes and podcasts are listed on the RTÉ Radio Player for 28 days after broadcast
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Lisa McInerney - The Glorious Heresies - Hodder & Stoughton

Lisa McInerney - The Glorious Heresies - Hodder & Stoughton | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A big, bold debut from a true new Irish talent.
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Musings in Intermissions: More Irish Theatre Highlights of 2014

Musings in Intermissions: More Irish Theatre Highlights of 2014 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
RT @ChrisMacCormack: Because I can't quite leave 2014 behind, here's more highlights of the year in Irish theatre: http://t.co/2gncZyS3mg
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Widowers’ Houses review – Bernard Shaw is just too entertaining

Widowers’ Houses review – Bernard Shaw is just too entertaining | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Orange Tree, Richmond The playwright sugar-coated his lively critique of the evils of the housing market that remains all too relevant today That people should face eviction so that others can make money from their housing is a persistent wrong, as...
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John Banville on John Lanchester’s The Debt to Pleasure – ‘Richly, unflaggingly, gruesomely funny’

John Banville on John Lanchester’s The Debt to Pleasure – ‘Richly, unflaggingly, gruesomely funny’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lanchester’s hilarious debut The Debt to Pleasure, which features a foodie-turned-murderer pursuing a couple to Provence, is written in high style, with a host of clever ‘gastro-philosophical lucubrations’ The Debt to Pleasure is, among many other...
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A North Light by John Hewitt: Poet’s character shines through

A North Light by John Hewitt: Poet’s character shines through | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
His autobiography provides fascinating insight into the poet’s life and opinions
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Mexico City Lit: Dylan Brennan – Brujo Fever

Like Tarzan’s “me Tarzan, you Jane!”, if I had to translate it, that’s what it would sound like—”me brujo de Catemaco, me cure you, heal you, evil eye, love sickness, limpias and potions”. You see, to be a real brujo de Catemaco you had to be indigenous and that meant, in the classified section of the cheapest un-free newspaper I’d ever come across, you needed a poor command of Spanish. The brujos (witchdoctors) of Catemaco (a lakeside town in southern Veracruz state), in order to prove their authenticity, needed to sound uneducated, to sound genuine, to sound indio.

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Paul Muldoon... Favouring mystification over meaning -

Paul Muldoon... Favouring mystification over meaning - | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For more than four decades, Paul Muldoon has been the most intellectually teasing and technically gifted of Irish poets. And, it must be said, often the most obscurantist, too. So not e
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John Banville on John Lanchester’s The Debt to Pleasure – ‘Richly, unflaggingly, gruesomely funny’

John Banville on John Lanchester’s The Debt to Pleasure – ‘Richly, unflaggingly, gruesomely funny’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lanchester’s hilarious debut The Debt to Pleasure, which features a foodie-turned-murderer pursuing a couple to Provence, is written in high style, with a host of clever ‘gastro-philosophical lucubrations’ The Debt to Pleasure is, among many other...
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Short story:Optical Illusion by Eimear Ryan

The Long Story, Short literary journal publishes a short story every month,
favouring tales that take their time. Longer than a flash; less strings
attached than a novel.
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HOLY SHOW - Rites, rituals and skirmishes with religion - a year in a freelance theatre life

HOLY SHOW - Rites, rituals and skirmishes with religion - a year in a freelance theatre life | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“O, pa! Don't beat me, pa! And I'll... I'll say a Hail Mary for you.... I'll say a Hail Mary for you, pa, if you don't beat me.... I'll say a Hail Mary....” One of the most powerful moments in Jame...
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Hot Press: If you're a 5th or 6th Year secondary student, or at college-Write Here, Write Now competition

Write Here, Write Now is a major national writing competition, created by Hot Press, in association with the Dublin: One City, One Book Festival.The Barrytown Trilogy by Roddy Doyle is the Dublin: One City, One Book choice for 2015. Published by Vintage, the trilogy focuses on the Rabbitte family and is made up of The - See more at: http://www.hotpress.com/archive/13054023.html#sthash.fpEVug9H.s5VxjBJd.dpuf

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Books: Second collections that brim with stellar writing - Independent.ie

Books: Second collections that brim with stellar writing - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Second story collections are seemingly no mean feat - given how a UK publisher once told novelist Colm Tóibín how he'd sooner see a serial killer than a short-story writer
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Mystery Illness That Struck Oscar Wilde's Wife Finally Identified - Live Science

Mystery Illness That Struck Oscar Wilde's Wife Finally Identified - Live Science | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Constance Wilde — the wife of 19th century Irish writer Oscar Wilde — suffered from a mysterious illness for the last decade of her life. A new analysis of her unpublished letters suggests that she most likely had multiple sclerosis.
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Review: Home on the Stage – Domestic Spaces in Modern Drama, by Nicholas ... - Irish Times

Review: Home on the Stage – Domestic Spaces in Modern Drama, by Nicholas ... - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An insightful new study shows that the home is where dramatists most clearly reveal to us who we really are
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Publisher branches out into children’s fiction

Publisher branches out into children’s fiction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish publisher @PoolbegBooks literary imprint @WardRiverPress & kids' fiction offering @IrishTimesCultr - http://t.co/qRGGd7sJOt
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Sunday morning voice of poetry on RTÉ radio - Irish Times

Sunday morning voice of poetry on RTÉ radio - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Neasa Ní Annracháin: October 17th, 1922 - December 18th, 2014
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Colm Tóibín on the life and brash times of David Hockney

Colm Tóibín on the life and brash times of David Hockney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Hockney emerges as infuriatingly egotistical, at times fiercely petulant and a hard working, brave artist in this second volume of biography
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