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Up-to-Date Coverage of The World of Irish Literature
Curated by Gerard Beirne
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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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As light between our bodies moves | by Stephen James Smith for the National Gallery of Ireland - commissioned to mark 25 years since Caravaggio's The Taking of Christ was unveiled at the National G...

As light between our bodies moves | by Stephen James Smith for the National Gallery of Ireland
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My Coney Island Baby author Q&A –

My Coney Island Baby author Q&A – | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Cork writer Billy O'Callaghan is probably best known as a short story writer: winner of the inaugural Short Story of the Year prize at the Irish Book Awards in 2013, runner up for the 2016 Costa Short Story Prize and the 2017 choice for Cork's One City, One Book with his collection The Things We…
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Comic timing: Why The Irish Times is backing a new graphic short story competition

Comic timing: Why The Irish Times is backing a new graphic short story competition | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The artists behind Ireland’s new comic contest on why the artform is blossoming
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For old times' sake: Colm Tóibín's fascination with Ingrid Bergman | Film | The Guardian

For old times' sake: Colm Tóibín's fascination with Ingrid Bergman | Film | The Guardian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colm Tóibín fell under Ingrid Bergman's spell as a boy and has been entranced ever since
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Abbey Directors criticised by Irish theatre community

Abbey Directors criticised by Irish theatre community | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Neil Murray and Graham McLaren, the Directors of the Abbey Theatre, have been taken to task in an open letter signed by more than 300 members of the Irish theatre community.
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The Abbey Theatre in crisis - the offstage drama explained

The Abbey Theatre in crisis - the offstage drama explained | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
From the stormy reception given to Synge and O'Casey plays at the beginning of the last century to the more recent Waking the Feminists movement, the Abbey Theatre has a history of making news as well as art.
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Truth and Dare review : Book Review: Truth & Dare by Martina Devlin

Truth and Dare review : Book Review: Truth & Dare by Martina Devlin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Martina Devlin's Truth & Dare is an engaging, thought-provoking and inspirational collection of stories based on the lives of iconic Irish historical female figures.
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Colum McCann reveals secret of the New York writing Irish

Colum McCann reveals secret of the New York writing Irish | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Many aspiring writers have uprooted themselves for a move to New York and the Irish are no different. From Frank McCourt to Colum McCann, some of our finest have walked these streets, allowing the sights and sounds to add to their work and forming their identities in the City that Never Sleeps. 
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Seamus Heaney’s Idea of America Tickets, Fri, 8 Feb 2019 at 13:00

Seamus Heaney’s Idea of America Tickets, Fri, 8 Feb 2019 at 13:00 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
'Seamus Heaney’s Idea of America: from American Pastoral to an American Tragedy'
Join Dr Edward O 'Shea for a close examination of Seamus Heaney’s poetry, plays, and prose revealing his shifting perspectives  on American culture from the California Sixties to 9/11.
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'Words are all we have': Samuel Beckett and our times | CBC Radio

'Words are all we have': Samuel Beckett and our times | CBC Radio | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Suddenly, Beckett is everywhere. His plays are not just being staged, but selling out. He may be the most pertinent writer for our absurd and chaotic post-truth times, as we struggle to find purpose, meaning and reason for hope.
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'All things come to an end': A last meeting with Samuel Beckett

'All things come to an end': A last meeting with Samuel Beckett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mark Axelrod considers what would come to be his final meeting with Samuel Beckett.
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'Milkman,' 'His Favorites,' and the #MeToo-Era Novels

'Milkman,' 'His Favorites,' and the #MeToo-Era Novels | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Three recent novels demonstrate how fiction can deftly capture the long-term effects of sexual assault and harassment.
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Smithereens Press - SP26 Little Deaths, by Seanin Hughes

Smithereens Press - SP26 Little Deaths, by Seanin Hughes | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Online Poetry Publisher - Smithereens Press, chapbook SP26 Little Deaths by Seanin Hughes.
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Radio 4 - In Our Time, Samuel Beckett

Radio 4 - In Our Time, Samuel Beckett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the playwright and novelist, author of Waiting for Godot
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Comic timing: Why The Irish Times is backing a new graphic short story competition

Comic timing: Why The Irish Times is backing a new graphic short story competition | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The artists behind Ireland’s new comic contest on why the artform is blossoming
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Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive This week ..Eileen Sheehan reads The Greatest

Evelyn Grant's Weekend Drive This week ..Eileen Sheehan reads The Greatest | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This week ..Eileen Sheehan reads The Greatest
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Real-life drama at The Abbey - watch the Prime Time report

Real-life drama at The Abbey - watch the Prime Time report | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Last night's episode of Prime Time on RTÉ One examined the current drama offstage at the Abbey Theatre.
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Martina Devlin's Truth & Dare - read an extract

Martina Devlin's Truth & Dare - read an extract | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We're delighted to present an extract from Tucked Away, a new short story from Truth & Dare: Stories about Women Who Shaped Ireland by Martina Devlin.
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An Evening With Colum McCann: Fearless Hope Through Radical Empathy Tickets, Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM

An Evening With Colum McCann: Fearless Hope Through Radical Empathy Tickets, Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Waynflete and The Telling Room are pleased to present "Fearless Hope Through Radical Empathy: An Evening With Colum McCann" on Wednesday, February 6.
Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Colum McCann is the author of six novels and three collections of stories. His work has been published in over 40 languages. Colum is the co-founder of Narrative 4, the nonprofit global story exchange organization. He teaches at the MFA program in Hunter College.
Colum will discuss the goals of Narrative 4 and how to achieve "fearless hope and radical empathy" through storytelling.
Ticket sales help support the 2019 New England Youth Identity Summit.
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Dublin exhibitions show Heaney's archive and religious treasures

Dublin exhibitions show Heaney's archive and religious treasures | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Seamus Heaney and Alfred Chester Beatty left a raft of possessions to the Irish people.
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The Books That Samuel Beckett Read and Really Liked (1941-1956)

The Books That Samuel Beckett Read and Really Liked (1941-1956) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Clad in a black turtleneck and with a shock of white hair, Samuel Beckett was a gaunt, gloomy high priest of modernism.
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Samuel Beckett rejected as unsuitable for the Nobel prize in 1968 -Newly released papers show the committee chairman’s doubts in 1968 whether a prize for the Irish author would be in the spirit of ...

Samuel Beckett rejected as unsuitable for the Nobel prize in 1968 -Newly released papers show the committee chairman’s doubts in 1968 whether a prize for the Irish author would be in the spirit of ... | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Newly released papers show the committee chairman’s doubts in 1968 whether a prize for the Irish author would be in the spirit of the award
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Ulysses for All 2019 – Spring/Summer Course

Ulysses for All 2019 – Spring/Summer Course | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Join us in 2019 at the James Joyce Centre for the return of our popular lifelong learning course, Ulysses for All. Led by Dubliner and Joycean Caroline Elbay, the group will work through the episodes of Joyce’s masterpiece in a structured, accessible and relaxed environment. Beginning on Wednesday 6 February, the course runs over 18 weeks and …
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