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Debutant Irish author wins children's book prize - Irish Times

Debutant Irish author wins children's book prize - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Debutant Irish author wins children's book prize
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First-time Irish children's author Erika McGann has won this year's Waverton Good Read Children's Award.
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Paris Review – On Epitaphic Fictions: Ben Franklin, W. B. Yeats, Daniel Bosch

Paris Review – On Epitaphic Fictions: Ben Franklin, W. B. Yeats, Daniel Bosch | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The first in a three-part series on writers’ epitaphs.
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Uimhir a Cúig | Moorfield Street: Prose Fragments --- Martin Mooney

Uimhir a Cúig | Moorfield Street: Prose Fragments --- Martin Mooney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“Martin Mooney is a poetic force to be reckoned with,” I wrote, and later on in the same review, “In a world filling ever increasingly with bad poetry, Mooney is a godsend.” He sent me a note of ap...
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Eoin Colfer is third Laureate na nÓg for children’s literature

Eoin Colfer is third Laureate na nÓg for children’s literature | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Novelist ‘incredibly honoured and petrified’ to be taking on role
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Cork writer William Wall at the Bealtaine Festival ’14

Cork writer William Wall at the Bealtaine Festival ’14 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We are delighted to share news of this event with you, 

The "Bealtaine Festival"
presents
Cork writer and novelist

William Wall
        discussing
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Cathal Black's 'Butterfly' in Production | Film Ireland

Cathal Black's 'Butterfly' in Production | Film Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Butterfly is an independent, Irish short film from Cathal Black, director of Pigs, Korea and Learning Gravity, and producer of Sundance 2013 winning animated short Irish Folk Furniture. The script was written by Irish playwright ...
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Conor McPherson's The Night Alive scoops best play from New York critics

Conor McPherson's The Night Alive scoops best play from New York critics | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish playwright wins highest accolade at New York Drama Critics' Circle awards alongside special citations for the Globe's Richard III and Twelfth Night (Irish playwright Conor McPherson won the highest accolade at this year’s New York Drama...
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'Where The Wind Sleeps' - Noel Monaghan - Longford Leader

'Where The Wind Sleeps' - Noel Monaghan - Longford Leader | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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'Where The Wind Sleeps'
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The local writer has earned numerous awards, including; The SeaCat National Poetry Award, The RTÉ PJ O'Connor Award, The Hiberno-English Poetry Award and The Irish Writers' Union Poetry Award.
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The New Yorker: Colm Toibin's PEN Lecture on Censorship

The New Yorker: Colm Toibin's PEN Lecture on Censorship | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In any discussion of censorship in an emerging or changing or fragile society, this story is instructive and salutary.
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A Handful of Stars – Theatre503, London

A Handful of Stars – Theatre503, London | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer: Billy Roche Director: Paul Robinson Reviewer: Nichola Daunton A revival of Billy Roche’s 1988 play, A Handful of Stars at Theatre503 provides the launch pad for ex-Boyzone member Keith Duffy’s stage career.
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Decision to name Navy patrol ships after writers defended

Decision to name Navy patrol ships after writers defended | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Director Neil Jordan critical of move to give ‘weaponised naval systems’ authors’ names
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Tale with potential loses in its telling - Irish Times

Tale with potential loses in its telling - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tale with potential loses in its telling
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Some tell contemporary stories, others historical, but all have produced work that has started conversations about how the Irish novel represents our lives, as well as social and cultural change.
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Ann Egan – Three Poems

Ann Egan – Three Poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ann Egan, a multi-award winning poet, has held many residencies in counties, hospitals, schools, secure residencies and prisons. Her books are:  Landing the Sea (Bradshaw Books);  The Wren Women (Black Mountain Press);  Brigit of Kildare (Kildare ...
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Beckett's Echo's Bones – a story to make people shudder

Beckett's Echo's Bones – a story to make people shudder | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Echo's Bones, finally published 80 years after it was written, is a wonderful, mind-bending curiosity that points teasingly both towards and away from Beckett's later development as a writer. By Nicholas Lezard
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Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls by Maureen O’Connor

Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls by Maureen O’Connor | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Dublin Review of Books publishes clear and informative essays on recently published books. Read our latest long-form essays here.
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Joseph O’Connor shortlisted for comic novel of the year

Joseph O’Connor shortlisted  for comic novel of the year | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sebastian Faulks, Hanif Kureishi and Helen Fielding are rivals for Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize
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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, May 9, 11:18 PM

The winner will be announced at the Hay festival, and the winning author gets a Gloucestershire Old Spots pig named after the winning novel.

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Brilliant, by Roddy Doyle: review - Telegraph

Brilliant, by Roddy Doyle: review - Telegraph | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Brilliant, a new novel for children by Roddy Doyle, deals with the issue of depression and how the children of Dublin have to deal with the Black Dog haunting adults
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‘Artemis Fowl’ author Eoin Colfer is new Laureate na nOg - Independent.ie

‘Artemis Fowl’ author Eoin Colfer is new Laureate na nOg - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
ARTEMIS Fowl writer Eoin Colfer has been unveiled as the new Laureate na nOg and says he intends to spread stories to “every nook and cranny in the country.”
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Oscar Wilde's Lipstick-Covered Tomb in Paris | Amusing Planet

Oscar Wilde's Lipstick-Covered Tomb in Paris | Amusing Planet | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The memorial of the famous 19th century Irish writer and poet, Oscar Wilde, lies in a cemetery in Paris. Chiseled out of a 20-tonne block of stone, the tomb features a winged figure resembling the Sphinx on a forward flight with ...
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Sea Marks - TheaterMania.com

Sea Marks - TheaterMania.com | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Patrick Fitzgerald as Colm and Xanthe Elbrick as Timothea in Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Gardner McKay's Sea Marks, directed by Ciarán O'Reilly. (© Carol ...
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Sebastian Barry’s Quarrel With Irish History

Sebastian Barry’s Quarrel With Irish History | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish novelist continues to give voice to those who have been shut out of the official telling of Ireland’s past.
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Books: When the Black Dog steals Dublin's funny bone

Books: When the Black Dog steals Dublin's funny bone | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The journalist John Waters recently said that he didn't believe in depression. Maybe he should read Brilliant, Roddy Doyle's new book for kids aged 9+, which is all about what happens w
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Remembering not to remember - Ernest Blythe

Remembering not to remember - Ernest Blythe | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘It was as if the collective unconscious of the old people had made a communal decision in the privacy of their souls’
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The mystery of Sebastian Barry’s grandfather

The mystery of Sebastian Barry’s grandfather | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The main character of Barry’s latest novel, who is no angel, is inspired by the writer’s late grandfather, who had disapproved of his grandson’s fictionalising of family lore (Great Irish novelist Sebastian Barry models his fiction from his family's...
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