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Cúirt International Festival of Literature Presents An Evening with Colum McCann

Cuairt International Festival of Literature

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Celtic Chair Lecture Series: Paula Meehan - Ottawa International Writers Festival

Celtic Chair Lecture Series: Paula Meehan - Ottawa International Writers Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
7:30pm, Wednesday Sep 30 at Morisset Hall room 250 in Ottawa - "" -
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Performance poet Karl Parkinson talks about his influences and the collection he is working on

Performance poet Karl Parkinson talks about his influences and the collection he is working on | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Performance poet Karl Parkinson talks about his influences and the collection he is working on
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Poem of the Week: The Words Collide by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Poem of the Week: The Words Collide by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish poet’s new collection includes the personal – and ultimately political – story of an ‘unletter’d woman’ of some other time dictating a lovely, mysterious and almost unguardedly sexual letter
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The Good Son by Paul McVeigh: Where being different can be sometimes deadly

The Good Son by Paul McVeigh: Where being different can be sometimes deadly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Review: The Belfast author’s spirited debut delivers a real sense of a broken family living in a broken society
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Hangmen review – a tremendous, terrifying return by Martin McDonagh

Hangmen review – a tremendous, terrifying return by Martin McDonagh | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Royal Court, London Martin McDonagh’s first play in more than a decade, with electric performances from David Morrissey and Reece Shearsmith, should be the Royal Court’s new Jerusalem Martin McDonagh recently told the Observer’s Sean O’Hagan that...
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NPR Review: Irish Short Story Collections

NPR Review: Irish Short Story Collections | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In the hands of a talented writer, the short story can illuminate the human condition with remarkable economy. It can leave you devastated — or elated — in a matter of minutes.
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President Higgins bestows honour upon authors Edna O’Brien and William Trevor, and visual artist Imogen Stuart

President Higgins bestows honour upon authors Edna O’Brien and William Trevor, and visual artist Imogen Stuart | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
President Michael D Higgins has said that as a nation, we must never lose sight of the lives on which Ireland’s greatest artistic works are based.
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The Total Strangeness That Is Life: An Interview With Paul Lynch, Author Of The Black Snow

The Total Strangeness That Is Life: An Interview With Paul Lynch, Author Of The Black Snow | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Paul Lynch’s second novel, The Black Snow (Little, Brown and Company, 2015), deserves every writer’s attention for its masterful use of language. Lynch’s prose aligns perfectly with the minds of th...
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Audio of Anne Enright's speech at The Long Gaze Back launch - Sinéad Gleeson

Audio of Anne Enright's speech at The Long Gaze Back launch - Sinéad Gleeson | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Thank you to everyone who came along to the launch of The Long Gaze Back at the Liquor Rooms last night. It was so packed that I missed saying hello to many people (apologies!) but what a fantastic, air-punching, celebratory night. Such a wave of goodwill in a room full of inspiring women – I’m so …
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Yeats Revisited at Dublin City Gallery: The Hugh Lane

The Hugh Lane gallery, originally The Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, was founded by art collector, Sir Hugh Lane in 1908. The gallery notably houses the archives and studio of Francis Beacon, alongside a recent gift of paintings from Sean Scully.
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Belinda McKeon: Negotiating Distance

Belinda McKeon: Negotiating Distance | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Photograph by Hiroki Kobayashi Belinda McKeon has been on the literary scene now for a number of years. Since the publication of her debut novel Solace in 2011, she has been central to the ever burgeoning literary scene in Ireland and abroad. Having lived in New York for ten years now, it is fitting that...
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Apparently, There’s No Stopping our Uimhir a Cúig Featured Writers

Apparently, There’s No Stopping our Uimhir a Cúig Featured Writers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Apparently, there’s no stopping our Uimhir a Cúig featured writers. A new play, Bohemians, by Jaki McCarrick was performed on September 19 as part of the Artemisia Fall Festival, Chicago: “A …
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Book review: Windharp - Poems of Ireland since 1916

Book review: Windharp - Poems of Ireland since 1916 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Book review: Windharp - Poems of Ireland since 1916
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Proposals Sought - ESSE Galway 2016, Contemporary Irish Female Literature Panel CFP | IASIL

Proposals Sought - ESSE Galway 2016, Contemporary Irish Female Literature Panel CFP | IASIL | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For information on submitting an abstract for a panel at Galway ESSE 2015 on Contemporary Irish female writing at... http://t.co/mOy8q9Rxlr
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Rape culture: a cultural response by Alvy Carragher and Louise O’Neill

Rape culture: a cultural response by Alvy Carragher and Louise O’Neill | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The authors of Asking for It and Numb explore each other’s work, whose common themes are men who don’t know what no means and a society unable to define rape
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Our reviewer on a dazzling new voice emerging in Irish writin

Our reviewer on a dazzling new voice emerging in Irish writin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Our reviewer on a dazzling new voice emerging in Irish writing
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Hennessy New Irish Writing: The Lodger by Natalie Ryan

Hennessy New Irish Writing: The Lodger by Natalie Ryan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In this month’s winning story in the Hennessy New Irish Writing competition, by Natalie Ryan, a mother is surprised by an unlikely object of affection
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Is it better to be a short story writer or a novelist? By Paul McVeigh

Is it better to be a short story writer or a novelist? By Paul McVeigh | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Are short story writers getting a raw deal? How is writing a short story different? Northern Ireland's Paul McVeigh, author of The Good Son, compares.
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A poem by Tipperary man Patrick Moran has beaten well known verses by Patrick Kavanagh and Seamus Heaney to be named Poem for The Ploughing

A poem by Tipperary man Patrick Moran has beaten well known verses by Patrick Kavanagh and Seamus Heaney to be named Poem for The Ploughing | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A poem by Tipperary man Patrick Moran has beaten well known verses by Patrick Kavanagh and Seamus Heaney to be named Poem for The Ploughing.
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An evening for book lovers; Irish author listed for $100,000 award; Cork stories

An evening for book lovers; Irish author listed for $100,000 award; Cork stories | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Imram festival; Les Murray; Paul Murray; Banshee launch; Publishing Day; Rising talk; scary children’s tales; Science book awards
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