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Up-to-Date Coverage of The World of Irish Literature
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The Irish Literary Times

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The Irish Literary Times provides up-to-date coverage of Irish literary news and events in a magazine format via articles available online.

 

The site is curated by Gerard Beirne an Irish poet and novelist based in Sligo. He has published six books of poetry and fiction. His novel The Eskimo in the Net (Marion Boyars Publishers) was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and was selected by the Literary Editor of the Daily Express  as his Book of the Year “scandalously ignored by the Man Booker judges...”. His recent collection of stories was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award.

 

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Two New Board Appointments - Druid Theatre

Two New Board Appointments - Druid Theatre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

The Board of Druid today announced two exciting additions to the Board: recently retired Irish senior diplomat and trailblazer Anne Anderson and business maven and innovator Helen Ryan.
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The Pledge - Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon

The Pledge - Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fired! Irish Women Poets and the Canon Our dismay at the gender imbalance in the representation of Irish poets in The Cambridge Companion To Irish Poets (2017) is exacerbated by the gender imbalance in the critical contributors to it. Out of thirty invited contributors, only four are women. As writers and academics, this is an…
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Housing  by Danielle McLaughlin The Stinging Fly

What We Talk About When We Talk About Housing  by Danielle McLaughlin The Stinging Fly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
1. Opening Lines ‘My friend Herb McGinnis, a cardiologist, was talking. The four of us were sitting around his kitchen table drinking gin.’ So opens an early version of a Raymond Carver story ‘Drinking gin and talking about love,’ that would later, after edits by Gordon Lish, be published as ‘What We Talk About When … Continue reading "What We Talk About When We Talk About Housing"
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Two new categories added to Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards

Two new categories added to Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Best Ensemble and Best Movement Direction are being introduced for the awards ceremony in February 2018
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What Will Build and Break a Girl: Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan

What Will Build and Break a Girl: Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Life is beautiful and ugly at the same time. There is a little indent in the concrete on the road I live on shaped like a heart. It’s remained constant through the things I can and cannot bring myself to pick up and put in the nearest bin on my way to work (coffee cups…
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RTE-The 20 Best Books of 2017 - recommended reads to give and receive

RTE-The 20 Best Books of 2017 - recommended reads to give and receive | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Your Christmas reading started and (book) ended! Here are the books that are worth your while during those occasional Xmas breaks from the tidal wave of telly.
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Catherine Heaney - My Father’s Christmas cards

Catherine Heaney - My Father’s Christmas cards | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This time of year always reminds me of my father’s annual ritual of sending
out Christmas cards. Every December, he approached the task with the rigour
and planning of a small military operation. First, and most importantly,
was the drawing up of th
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‘Aleph to Taf’ and other poems by Emma McKervey

‘Aleph to Taf’ and other poems by Emma McKervey | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Aleph to Taf The magpie uses a rudder to steer by. I watch the long feathers of its tail turn according to its needs. The women here swear they see them singly for weeks before a death, but that is only said after the fact and I know you can see as many as you…
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The Attic Sessions #20. A Seasonal Reading at the Gutter Bookshop | The Attic Sessions

The Attic Sessions #20. A Seasonal Reading at the Gutter Bookshop | The Attic Sessions | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Van Morrison's Belfast - an extract from Gerald Dawe's new book

Van Morrison's Belfast - an extract from Gerald Dawe's new book | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In Another World is a unique trip through the music scene of 1950s and 60s Belfast, mapped into the mystic through the timeless lyrics of Van 'the Man' Morrison, courtesy of acclaimed poet and fellow Belfast man, Gerald Dawe.
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July 2017 - Second Noelle Vial book launched 14 years after her death | Donegal Now

July 2017 - Second Noelle Vial book launched 14 years after her death | Donegal Now | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The establishment of a school of poetry and creative writing in Killybegs, with public performances at various times of the year, was a dream cherished by the lat
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The Guardian best books of 2017: the hits and misses of the publishers’ year

The Guardian best books of 2017: the hits and misses of the publishers’ year | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Man Booker winner, the diary of a junior doctor and the secret lives of cows ... Which books made their publishers proud – and which ones made them envious?
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The world’s greatest – but probably least-known – Irish library

The world’s greatest – but probably least-known – Irish library | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Film star Grace Kelly's roots prompted her to collect Irish literature, including rare editions of Joyce, Beckett and Shaw
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LIZ MELDON owner of THE RATHGAR BOOKSHOP about why it’s so important to habitually shop in your LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP …

LIZ MELDON owner of THE RATHGAR BOOKSHOP about why it’s so important to habitually shop in your LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP … | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
SOPHIE GRENHAM talks to LIZ MELDON owner of THE RATHGAR BOOKSHOP about why it’s so important to habitually shop in your LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP …
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The Irish Theatre Paula Rojo Salamanca Diciembre 2017.

The Irish Theatre Paula Rojo Salamanca Diciembre 2017. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish Theatre Paula Rojo Salamanca Diciembre 2017.

Entradas, 6 € en anticipada y 8 € en taquilla.
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Portrait of the artist as a poet and playwright too

Portrait of the artist as a poet and playwright too | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I think all my work, painting, poems and plays are expressive of whatever passion I’m feeling, says Anne Le Marquand Hartigan
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Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2018 – #SHANW18 – deadline approaching

Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2018 – #SHANW18 – deadline approaching | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Hard to believe the anthology is in its 17th year. I was fortunate to work with a wonderful Bangor group in November as part of this initiative. Anyone living in Northern Ireland is eligible to make a submission for the anthology and the deadline is Friday, 15 Dec 2017, 9am sharp (so I'm thinking it's…
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'Women are better writers than men': novelist John Boyne sets the record straight

'Women are better writers than men': novelist John Boyne sets the record straight | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Male authors are always pronouncing their own brilliance – or boasting about not reading books by women. So, after a lifetime spent writing and attending literary festivals, John Boyne would like to get something off his chest …
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Donegal writer to feature in sell-out RTE Christmas show - Donegal Woman

Donegal writer to feature in sell-out RTE Christmas show - Donegal Woman | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ramelton woman Denise Blake, a regular contributor to Sunday Miscellany on RTE Radio 1, has been selected again this year to join the Christmas special Miscellany. She will be taking to ... Read More
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Limerick Literary festival returns to honour Kate O'Brien for 34th year

Limerick Literary festival returns to honour Kate O'Brien for 34th year | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A LITERARY festival celebrating the life of one of Limerick’s most famous writers will return to the city in February. The Limerick Literary Festival i
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Winter Papers 3: a deluxe but adventurous anthology Edited by Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith, this third edition has many fantastic moments, including work by Eimear McBride and Sara Baume

Winter Papers 3: a deluxe but adventurous anthology Edited by Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith, this third edition has many fantastic moments, including work by Eimear McBride and Sara Baume | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Edited by Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith, this third edition has many fantastic moments, including work by Eimear McBride and Sara Baume
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How did Irish schoolchildren become the best readers in Europe?

How did Irish schoolchildren become the best readers in Europe? | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Not so long ago there was real anxiety Irish students were falling behind others
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