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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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‘The Little Black’, a short story by John Connell

‘The Little Black’, a short story by John Connell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘The vet was an elderly man and had a stale, spent smell about him’
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‘Always guard against arrogance and disrespect’ –

‘Always guard against arrogance and disrespect’ – | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Kit de Waal is a novelist and campaigner. Her first novel, ‘My Name is Leon’, was about a boy travelling through the care system in 1980s Birmingham, and it won huge critical acclaim. Her second and most recent novel, ‘The Trick to Time’, has been longlisted for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction; it features Mona, an Irish immigrant and doll-maker. The narrative shuttles from the present day back to her Wexford childhood and to 1970s Birmingham which teems with anti-Irish sentiment. 
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The Saturday poem: Sacred Sea – Visby
A new poem by Mary O’Donnell

The Saturday poem: Sacred Sea – Visby<br/>A new poem by Mary O’Donnell | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A new poem by Mary O’Donnell
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On Video: I read for the Irish Poetry Reading Archive – Billy Mills

On Video: I read for the Irish Poetry Reading Archive – Billy Mills | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Four extracts from a video I did for the Irish Poetry Reading Archive in the library at UCD are now available on YouTube. With thanks to Lucy Collins, Ursula Byrne and everyone else involved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EGtzk16aUg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7sSyEoujFs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er61t-G7ng0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSrrGDvc3J0
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A New Chapter: An Post to Sponsor the Irish Book Awards

A New Chapter: An Post to Sponsor the Irish Book Awards | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
An Post has signed a three year headline sponsorship agreement with the Irish Book Awards, heralding a new chapter in the history of one of Ireland’s most distinguished and popular literary events.…
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The Stinging Fly: 'Sweet Home', the debut collection by Wendy Erskine

The Stinging Fly: 'Sweet Home', the debut collection by Wendy Erskine | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
With the publication of Sweet Home, the debut collection of short fiction by Wendy Erskine, The Stinging Fly Press is proud to introduce another essential new voice in Irish fiction. Sweet Home is published on the 11th of September, in trade paperback and as a limited edition hardback. Launch events will take place on September 7th in … Continue reading "‘Sweet Home’, the debut collection by Wendy Erskine"
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'Poetry has always changed with the changing world': Eavan Boland keen for poetry to move with digital age | Irish Examiner

'Poetry has always changed with the changing world': Eavan Boland keen for poetry to move with digital age | Irish Examiner | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
After blazing a trail for female poets, 73-year-old Eavan Boland is still keen to see the medium moving forward in the digital age, writes Marjorie Brennan.
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Opening of Poetry Exhibition

Opening of Poetry Exhibition | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
It may be hard to believe, but 2018 marked the 20th International Poetry Festival in Strokestown, making it one of Ireland’s longest running literary get-togethers.   And today, Majella Hunt (Director of Services, Corporate Services, Roscommon County Council) officially opened the exhibition of 20:20 poems in the Áras an Chontae, Roscommon. Last Spring we introduced an extra Read more about Opening of Poetry Exhibition…
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Eavan Boland’s still seeking poetic justice - The Sunday Times

Eavan Boland’s still seeking poetic justice - The Sunday Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In late 1991, the three-volume, 4,000-page Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing was published, claiming to be the most complete collection of Irish writing yet assembled. Charles Haughey, the taoiseach at the time, described the publication as “one of the most important events of our present era”. Y
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Marian Keyes, Mike McCormack and Blindboy Boatclub among line up for Electric Picnic's MindField

Marian Keyes, Mike McCormack and Blindboy Boatclub among line up for Electric Picnic's MindField | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Electric Picnic is predominantly a music festival, but you could happily spend your weekend at MindField this year and not feel like you're missing out.
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‘When I was growing up, it was, if you’re Irish you’re a terrorist’ Kit de Waal holds tightly to her roots; Brummie, Irish, West Indian and working class

‘When I was growing up, it was, if you’re Irish you’re a terrorist’ Kit de Waal holds tightly to her roots; Brummie, Irish, West Indian and working class | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Kit de Waal holds tightly to her roots; Brummie, Irish, West Indian and working class
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Martina Evans: My life without television

Martina Evans: My life without television | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I saw very little television as a child for two reasons. First, Mammy didn’t approve of it
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Rogha Gabriel: Briathra an Bhúda

Rogha Gabriel: Briathra an Bhúda | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eascraíonn gaois as machnamh;
in éagmais an mhachnaimh, éagann an ghaois.
Nuair is eol duit conair an dul chun cinn is conair an dul ar gcúl,
iompair thú fhéin ar shlí nach baol don ghaois.
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Late Night Notes on David Hammond — John Kelly

Late Night Notes on David Hammond — John Kelly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This month marks the tenth anniversary of the death of David Hammond, the renowned Belfast film-maker and singer, and close friend of Seamus Heaney. We asked JOHN KELLY, writer and broadcaster – and friend to both men – to share his memories of this 'natural force masquerading as a human be
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An Post takes over as Irish Book Awards sponsor

An Post takes over as Irish Book Awards sponsor | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A sneak preview of Saturday’s books pages
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Patrick Stack poet, performance artist, polyglot based in County Clare

Patrick Stack poet, occasional performance artist and committed polyglot lives and works in County Clare in Ireland's mid-West region.
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Irish Bestsellers 11th August 2018

Irish Bestsellers 11th August 2018 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Another week, another swap around for Eleanor Oliphant and the Tattooist of Auschwitz (which sounds like a bizarre Harry Potter spin off), with Heather Morris taking a back seat this week Gail Hone…
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Reading & Teaching at John o’Connor Writing School

Reading & Teaching at John o’Connor Writing School | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
I'm delighted to be attending The John O'Connor Writing School and Literary Arts Programme on November 3. In the morning I'll be teaching a fiction starter and in the evening I'm honoured to be sharing the stage with Paul Muldoon, poetry editor for the New Yorker, for one of his world famous literary picnics. See…
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Aristocrats review: Lindsay Turner directs a beautiful revival of Brian Friel’s drama

Aristocrats review: Lindsay Turner directs a beautiful revival of Brian Friel’s drama | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it


Brian Friel’s 1979 play ‘Aristocrats’ has a distinctly Chekhovian ring to its set up. A family assembles in Ballybeg Hall, a fading country pile, where mean
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Insights and interviews in the world of video games - Podcast with Julian Gough

Insights and interviews in the world of video games - Podcast with Julian Gough | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Insights and interviews in the world of video games. Episodes post once a month.
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Review: The Collected Letters of Flann O'Brien | Kate Webb

Review: The Collected Letters of Flann O'Brien | Kate Webb | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Letters - Kate Webb | Flann O'Brien: Hard-working and hard-drinking, the ‘antic holy ghost’ of Ireland’s modern literary trinity
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A Skull in Connemara at Olympia Theatre Dublin from Tuesday 14th August 2018 to Saturday 1st September 2018, tickets euros.

A Skull in Connemara at Olympia Theatre Dublin from Tuesday 14th August 2018 to Saturday 1st September 2018, tickets euros. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Buy tickets for A Skull in Connemara at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin from Tuesday 14th August 2018 to Saturday 1st September 2018, tickets euros.. ROI call 0818 719 330. UK call 0844 847 2455.
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