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An interview with Martina Devlin, author of About Sisterland | 746 Books

An interview with Martina Devlin, author of About Sisterland | 746 Books | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
  Irish author and journalist Martina Devlin was born in Omagh and her new novel About Sisterland imagines a 22nd century world run by women, following the decimation of the male species in a world-altering war. Men are the inferior sex in Sisterland controlled through the use of testosterone-regulating drugs, denied education, segregated from women and used…
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Brian Friel: A Life In Translation

Brian Friel: A Life In Translation | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Professor Nicholas Grene, in association with the Trinity Journal of Literary Translation, on Brian Friel.
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Easter Rising novel chosen as Dublin One City Book

Easter Rising novel chosen as Dublin One City Book | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fallen by Lia Mills, a novel set against the backdrop of the events of the Easter Rising, has been chosen as the Dublin One City One Book choice for 2016.
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Both Dublin and Belfast pick Fallen by Lia Mills| The Sunday Times

Both Dublin and Belfast pick Fallen by Lia Mills| The Sunday Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
both Dublin and Belfast picking Fallen by Lia Mills
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Interview with Lia Mills at the Irish Writers Centre

Lia Mills talks about her novel Fallen Interviewed at the Irish Writers Center, Dublin, September 9th, 2015 Interviewed by Vincent P. Bartley.
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Book of remembrance | breath, a collection of haiku by Maeve O'Sullivan

Book of remembrance | breath, a collection of haiku by Maeve O'Sullivan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I have finally got around to reading A Train Hurtles West, a collection of haiku by Irish poet Maeve O'Sullivan - and chose to pick it up on a day when I really needed distracting from my life, a 'wobbly' day in other words and one that had taken me unawares. And right there, on…
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The public hanging of Lucinda Sly

The public hanging of Lucinda Sly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
One night only, Friday 16 in Kilmallock. 8pm
FRIARS’ Gate in Kilmallock is host to an interesting professional theatre production on Friday 16 that is based on some rich history of ours.
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Double Shot Meets Over The Edge: Simon Lewis

Carlow-based poet, Simon Lewis, winner of the 2015 Hennessey New Irish Writing Emerging Poet award, is reading alongside Kevin Higgins and Mary Madec, at the October Double Shot reading, this Wednesday 14 October from 6.30pm at Books Upstairs, in...
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Islandmagee witch trial author for Carrick Library - Larne Times

Islandmagee witch trial author for Carrick Library - Larne Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A ghost story inspired by Ireland’s only mass witchcraft trial will be discussed at Carrickfergus Library on Thursday, October 22.
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The enduring legacy of W.B. Yeats in Irish music - Donegal Democrat

The enduring legacy of W.B. Yeats in Irish music - Donegal Democrat | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
William Butler Yeats wrote in 1922, “I have loved you better than my soul.”
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Double Shot Meets Over The Edge: Kevin Higgins

    Galway poet, Kevin Higgins, co-founder of Over The Edge poetry readings with wife, Susan Millar DuMars, is one of the featured readers at Double Shot Meets Over The Edge, the second of our Autumn readings, on Weds 14 October at Books...
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Dole, by Kerrie O Brien

Dole, by Kerrie O Brien | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It gets to the point where you can’t work their way anymore. Because you’re not used to it anymore. And you’ve become too fragile in all sorts of ways. Your days revolve around the small achievements.
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1814 – Birth of Irish writer, who was the chief organiser and poet of the Young Ireland movement, Thomas Osborne Davis in Mallow, Co Cork. | Stair na hÉireann

1814 – Birth of Irish writer, who was the chief organiser and poet of the Young Ireland movement, Thomas Osborne Davis in Mallow, Co Cork. | Stair na hÉireann | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Thomas Davis was born in the town of Mallow, Co Cork, the son of a Welsh father, a surgeon in the Royal Artillery, and an Irish mother. Through his mother he was descended from the Gaelic noble family of O’Sullivan Beare.
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Top 50 Irish contemporary books will make sure you’ve always something great to read

Top 50 Irish contemporary books will make sure you’ve always something great to read | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
New UCD online resource of contemporary Irish writing showcases dynamism and diversity.
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Hibernian Writers: Maeve O'Sullivan

Hibernian Writers: Maeve O'Sullivan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
MAEVE O'SULLIVAN works as a media lecturer in the further education sector in Dublin. Her poems and haiku have been widely published and anthologised since the mid-1990s, and she is a former poetry...
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Saoire Fhada/ The Long Vacation

Saoire Fhada/ The Long Vacation | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Saoire Fhada
Beidh siad ag filleadh ón scoil gan mhoill.
Líonfar an tigh le spórt is greann,
Ó mhaidin go hoíche beidh cipeadraíl –
Is le hóg-mhacaoimh beidh na bóithre teann.
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Interview with Mary Costello at the Irish Writers Centre

Mary Costello is author of Academy Street and The China Factory Interviewed at the Irish Writers Center, Dublin, September 9th, 2015 Interviewed by Vincent P.
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"It felt like a breaking of some taboo I'd placed myself under": Caitríona O’Reilly on writing Geis

"It felt like a breaking of some taboo I'd placed myself under": Caitríona O’Reilly on writing Geis | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Caitríona O’Reilly’s Geis is out this week, and in honor of its publication, WFU Press interns Shannon Magee and Alex Muller asked her about her influences, her writing process, and the relationshi...
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Irish poets in time of war: the battle to be heard

Irish poets in time of war: the battle to be heard | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Gerald Dawe discusses some of the background to his new book, Of War and War’s Alarms: Reflections on Modern Irish Writing
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Bellies and bingo wings: the body bits sent to try us - Irish Times

Bellies and bingo wings: the body bits sent to try us - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Wild Women writers group met at the Bantry Literary Festival under the tutelage of Magi Gibson, a Scottish writer and poet. Here, four members of the group share some thoughts about their bodies
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Albany museum hosting symposium on Nobel-winning Irish poet - Glens Falls Post-Star

Albany museum hosting symposium on Nobel-winning Irish poet
Glens Falls Post-Star
Yeats was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1865. Considered one of the greatest poets of the 20th century, Yeats was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1923.
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From Colum McCann, a novella and 3 short stories about aging, memory and ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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The least engaging story finds an Irish writer in New York under pressure to meet a deadline for a story.
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Interview with writer, Roisin Meaney

Interview with writer, Roisin Meaney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Hi Roisin and welcome to writing.ie. How did you first get into writing?
Short answer: I entered a competition when I was 18. Part of the entry involved finishing a sentence in 10 words or less.
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