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Franco-Irish Literary Festival 4 – 6 April

Franco-Irish Literary Festival 4 – 6 April | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Franco-Irish literary festival at Dublin Castle from April 4th to 6th. 
Friday 4th April – 4.30pm
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reading with Yannick Haenel, Céline Minard.
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Drivetime (RTÉ Radio 1) podcast on the One City, One Book launch. Report by Brian Lally

Drivetime (RTÉ Radio 1) podcast on the One City, One Book launch. Report by Brian Lally | 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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Finnegans Wake - in pictures

Finnegans Wake - in pictures | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A new illustrated edition of Finnegans Wake, as imagined by artist John Vernon Lord for the Folio Society, matches James Joyce's extravagant word games with elaborately collaged pictures, shedding a brilliant new light on Irish literature's 'book of the dark'. Here, Lord explains the thinking behind the images
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Irish Theatre Magazine suspends activity

Irish Theatre Magazine suspends activity | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Theatre Magazine, reviews, news, features, Dublin, theatre festival, ITM, blog, critic, Abbey, Gate Theatre
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The Best Translated Book Award 2014 Longlist - includes Through the Night By Stig Sæterbakke Translated from the Norwegian by Seán Kinsella

The Best Translated Book Award 2014 Longlist - includes Through the Night By Stig Sæterbakke Translated from the Norwegian by Seán Kinsella | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Launched by the Weblog Three Percent in 2007, the Best Translated Book Awards aim to bring attention to the best original works of international fiction.
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Lament Recording at Smock Alley Theatre

Lament Recording at Smock Alley Theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I received this morning the sound files for a performance of Lament that occurred at the Smock Alley Theatre, as part of the 2012 Béal Festival. My thanks to Elizabeth Hilliard and Bavid bremner for programming the piece.
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Emma Donoghue on how she wrote Room

Emma Donoghue on how she wrote Room | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The idea of the bonds of motherhood – and how to be a mother in an extreme environment – inspired Emma Donoghue to write her Booker-nominated novel
What inspired Room? The shock of motherhood.
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NYT SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW - Donal Ryan’s ‘Spinning Heart’

NYT SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW - Donal Ryan’s ‘Spinning Heart’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

In Donal Ryan’s compact debut novel, “The Spinning Heart,” effects of the economic downturn ripple through an Irish village whose laborers, flush during the boom, have been left in the lurch now that the local developer, Pokey Burke, has skipped town.

The spinning heart of the title, a decorative ornament on a cottage gate, “skewered on a rotating hinge,” is an apt image both for the town’s collective heartache and for the narrative progression, which moves continuously from one villager to the next, 21 narrators (and chapters) in all. Each speaker has been wounded — by the economy as well as by grim parents, cruel lovers, 

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Embracing the city’s generational pull-Pat Boran

Embracing the city’s generational pull-Pat Boran | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Of the many writers represented in ‘If Ever You Go’, most were born in Dublin; some gravitated towards the big smoke and stayed; others contribute from much farther afield
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John Montague: in Heaney’s shadow

John Montague: in Heaney’s shadow | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poet John Montague was 10 years older than Seamus Heaney and a good friend to the fellow northerner, whose gifts and good fortune overshadowed him and others
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Review - David Park: THE POETS' WIVES

Review - David Park: THE POETS' WIVES | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This latest exemplar of the fad for biographical fiction contrasts the marriages of three poets, two of them real, one fictional.
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Video - One City One Book: Enda Wylie

Video - One City One Book: Enda Wylie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Enda Wylie reads her poem 'Trees That Lead To You' from 'If Ever You Go' this year's choice for the Dublin: One City One Book initiative led by Dublin City Public Libraries. Video: Bryan O'Brien
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The Miraculous Máire Mhac an tSaoi

The Miraculous Máire Mhac an tSaoi | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Wake Forest Press will publish The Miraculous Parish, a bilingual volume of Máire Mhac an tSaoi’s poetry this May. An activist and visionary, Mhac an tSaoi has paved the way for such female literar...
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RTÉ Radio Player: Vona Groarke who reads from her new collection “X” and discusses her poetry and life with Vincent Woods

RTÉ Radio Player: Vona Groarke who reads from her new collection “X” and discusses her poetry and life with Vincent Woods | 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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17 Irish independent bookshops you must visit before you die

17 Irish independent bookshops you must visit before you die | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
These shops are just as special as the books they sell.
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Conservatory – Peacock Theatre – Review

Conservatory – Peacock Theatre – Review | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An old couple sit in a pair of armchairs at the close of day. They talk as we presume they always have, sniping at each other with cheap shots and low blows, anything that could cause the other pain.
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Inspiration, Technique, Success: ‘In the Rosary Garden’ with Nicola White

Inspiration, Technique, Success: ‘In the Rosary Garden’ with Nicola White | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The home of Irish writing online
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From the Archive: Editor’s Choice: John Montague’s tribute to his fellow poet Patrick Kavanagh on his death

From the Archive: Editor’s Choice: John Montague’s tribute to his fellow poet Patrick Kavanagh on his death | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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RTÉ Television - The Works - John Kelly talks to writer Eoin McNamee about his new novel Blue Is the Night.

RTÉ Television - The Works - John Kelly talks to writer Eoin McNamee about his new novel Blue Is the Night. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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