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Mary Morrissy:True to the spirit of Joyce

Mary Morrissy:True to the spirit of Joyce | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I’m really thrilled with this review by John Boland  in the Irish Independent of Dubliners 100, which gives special mention to  An Encounter, my take on Joyce’s story of the same name.
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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.

 

http://www.gerardbeirne.com

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Congratulations, Gerard. That's great.
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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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Teenage book reviews –including Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan

Teenage book reviews –including Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan
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Bang Bang – Bewleys Cafe Theatre @ Powerscourt, Dublin

Bang Bang – Bewleys Cafe Theatre @ Powerscourt, Dublin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Writer: Dermot Bolger Director: Mark O’Brien Reviewer: Saoirse Anton From Wyoming to Whitehall, the well known Dublin character Thomas “Bang Bang
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The Saturday Poem: Plantar fasciitis A new poem by Martina Evans

The Saturday Poem: Plantar fasciitis A new poem by Martina Evans | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A new poem by Martina Evans

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Ablution - By Eleanor Hooker

Ablution - By Eleanor Hooker | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By Eleanor Hooker                            Ghost me. Fossil me.                                          Resurrect me near dawn.   – Traci Brimhall   On my father’s side I am …
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Winter Papers 3: a deluxe but adventurous anthology

Winter Papers 3: a deluxe but adventurous anthology | 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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'It became increasingly challenging to eat properly because I was concerned about what my body would look like on camera'

'It became increasingly challenging to eat properly because I was concerned about what my body would look like on camera' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Headline 'It became increasingly challenging to eat properly because I was concerned about what my body would look like on camera'
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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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Sinead Crowley picks her Books Of The Year

Sinead Crowley picks her Books Of The Year | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This year I've decided not to do a Top 10 - don't panic editor, you're still getting a decent list. But given the type of reading I did this year, which ranged from literary shortlists to my beloved crime fiction, I didn't really want to rat
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The Irish spy novel comes in from the cold

The Irish spy novel comes in from the cold | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Given our history of colonisation, it’s no surprise that Irish writers should balk at celebrating the spy as hero
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Sneaky abortion novels? They’re a new movement, and I’ve signed up

Sneaky abortion novels? They’re a new movement, and I’ve signed up | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We can’t write about young women without writing about the Eighth Amendment
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The best children’s and YA books of 2017

The best children’s and YA books of 2017 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sara Keating and Claire Hennessy select their favourite works for young people
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On making the Three Decades By Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland- Other Terrain Journal

On making the Three Decades By Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland- Other Terrain Journal | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
By Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland
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Fiction, history, humour, emotion: Writers name their favourite works of the year

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll learn stuff ... Writers name their favourite works of the year
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Christmas Gift Guide: Books | Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Christmas Gift Guide: Books | Arts Council of Northern Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Christmas Gift Guide: Books
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