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Fiction Book Review: Martin John by Anakana Schofield. Biblioasis (Consortium, U.S. dist.; UTP, Canadian dist.), $15.95 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-1-77196-034-2

Fiction Book Review: Martin John by Anakana Schofield. Biblioasis (Consortium, U.S. dist.; UTP, Canadian dist.), $15.95 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-1-77196-034-2 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Martin John has a problem that could land him behind bars: he has a tendency to expose himself and masturbate in public. To counter this, his life is a series of carefully regimented circuits and list
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A Manichean underworld of violence - A Slanting of the Sun, Stories, Donal Ryan

A Manichean underworld of violence - A Slanting of the Sun, Stories, Donal Ryan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Donal Ryan has been lucky enough to bypass a gruelling apprenticeship that most writers have to put themselves through before gaining universal critical acclaim.
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David Bowie co-writing stage work with Irish Playwright Enda Walsh that will feature new songs

David Bowie co-writing stage work with Irish Playwright Enda Walsh that will feature new songs | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Enda Walsh
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'The Mark and the Void' by Paul Murray - The Boston Globe

'The Mark and the Void' by Paul Murray - The Boston Globe | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Book review: “The Mark and the Void’’ by Paul Murray
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Anthony Glavin on Eggshells by Caitriona Lally: a novel that keeps its promises - Irish Times

Anthony Glavin on Eggshells by Caitriona Lally: a novel that keeps its promises - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Give yourself a treat with the the patent artistry of this wise, highly crafted and patently heartfelt novel, a paean to Dublin and a work filled with pleasure, pathos and pain
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‘blurring’ and other poems by Kerrie O’ Brien

‘blurring’ and other poems by Kerrie O’ Brien | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Bamboo Grove, Kyoto   everything seemed familiar and so we kept walking the light, hushed with green no path looked different we didn’t speak – a bright rain left the earth fragrant we found a temple hidden, waiting and paper fortunes ...
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Review: Irish drama 'Jimmy's Hall' showing Sunday at the Manship Theatre - The Advocate

Review: Irish drama 'Jimmy's Hall' showing Sunday at the Manship Theatre - The Advocate | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Baton Rouge, /Entertainment/AllEntertainment/: The story of Jimmy Gralton and Pearse-Connolly Hall is little known. In 1932, Gralton and his neighbors rebuilt the community center in County Leitrim, Ireland.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon leads week's literary events - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon leads week's literary events - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish poet Paul Muldoon, a Pulitzer Prize-winner who's been described as the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War, will present "An Evening of Poetry & Inquiry," among other literary events for Oct.
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The cover for my debut Poetry Collection, The Space Between

The cover for my debut Poetry Collection, The Space Between | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Drum Roll Please......
I'd like to show you the cover for my first poetry collection, The Space Between which will be published by the lovely people at Doire Press next month.
The image is from a photo of a Venetian mask at my parents' house.
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The Little Red Chairs, by Edna O'Brien - Irish Times

The Little Red Chairs, by Edna O'Brien - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The novelist’s enthralling new novel – her 24th book – deals sensitively with the problem of evil
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Muck Savage, by Dave Lordan. Audio and text.

Muck Savage, by Dave Lordan. Audio and text. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Muck Savage
BY DAVE LORDAN
The minute the fiddler takes to the stage
betwixt the rapper and the organist
I dive out through a slit in the rear of
the reggae tent, meaning to take a slash and chill.
But there’s a rave throbbing in the woods beyond.
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The Lit Review |49| Bram Stoker Festival

The Lit Review |49| Bram Stoker Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Festival Bites
Bram Stoker Festival will take place from 23rd to the 26th of October. I promise I will control the urge to make vampire puns while sharing some of this year’s excellent array of events.
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Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Derek Mahon and the development of Northern Irish Elegy

Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Derek Mahon and the development of Northern Irish Elegy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Derek Mahon and the development of Northern Irish Elegy
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Eoin McNamee: Beatlebone by Kevin Barry profound, funny, hard to pin down

Eoin McNamee: Beatlebone by Kevin Barry profound, funny, hard to pin down | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Book review by Eoin McNamee: Imagine if John Lennon had returned to Dorinish, the Co Mayo island he owned
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Colum McCann recovering assault, loss father new book (IrishCentral)

Colum McCann recovering assault, loss father new book (IrishCentral) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By Cahir O'Doherty

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Irish writer in New York's latest novel "Thirteen Ways of Looking" has been inspired by their dark shadows. Read more
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Review: 'Thirteen Ways of Looking,' stories by Colum McCann - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Review: 'Thirteen Ways of Looking,' stories by Colum McCann - Minneapolis Star Tribune | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colum McCann’s first short story collection in more than a decade sees the Irish-born writer operating on a markedly different level from that of his two bestselling, career-changing novels that appeared in the interim.
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Poetry: Washington Square studio - Irish Times

Poetry: Washington Square studio - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Poetry: Washington Square studio
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Daniel Reardon's book of poems, In The Lion House, was published by Gallery Press. His play, Bleeding Poets, was nominated Best New Play Irish Times Theatre Awards 2009.
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Waiting for Godot – The Civic, Barnsley

Waiting for Godot – The Civic, Barnsley | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer: Samuel Beckett Director: Michael Cabot Set Designer: Bek Palmer Reviewer: Ray Taylor Samuel Beckett’s iconic, modern masterpiece comes to the Barnsley Civic on its national UK and Ireland tour.
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Peggy and the PAYCOCK: Interview with Peggy Mecham of Irish Heritage Theatre - Phindie

Peggy and the PAYCOCK: Interview with Peggy Mecham of Irish Heritage Theatre - Phindie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Independent coverage of theater and arts in Philadelphia.
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Blood Oranges and Postcolonialism

Blood Oranges and Postcolonialism | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Note This article is the result of a presentation which I gave as a student in a class on postcolonialism. As co-editor of the book, I found many of the themes we talked about in the class resonated with Dylan’s poetry. I would like to emphasise that this is not meant to be taken as…
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Good readers are rarer than good writers - Irish Times

Good readers are rarer than good writers - Irish Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Before creative-writing classes existed, writers began by being readers, says Martina Evans. I don’t think things have changed that much
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Michael Viney: West of Eden - A Momentous Cultural Event

Michael Viney: West of Eden - A Momentous Cultural Event | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The arrival of a new book by much-loved ‘Irish Times’ nature columnist Michael Viney is a ‘momentous cultural event’
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The Beautiful Agony Of Blaise Cendras by Karl Parkinson (Text and Audio)

The Beautiful Agony Of Blaise Cendras by Karl Parkinson (Text and Audio) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
 The Beautiful Agony Of Blaise Cendras
At the scorching words of Blaise Cendras,
Henry Miller clasps hands
to face and says
“Oh no….no, he didn’t write that?”
The beautiful agony, too much.
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