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Death of John Montague 'a true loss to Irish literature'

Death of John Montague 'a true loss to Irish literature' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Read the latest UTV stories, Death of John Montague 'a true loss to Irish literature' on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest UTV news
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Instability Is the Only Constant in Paul Muldoon’s Fluid, Prescient Poetry

Instability Is the Only Constant in Paul Muldoon’s Fluid, Prescient Poetry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“Yet by my broken bones// I tell new weather.” When these precocious lines appeared in his 1973 debut New Weather, the Irish poet Paul Muldoon was 21,
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Irish Times Book Club Podcast

Listen to Book Club Podcast | SoundCloud is an audio platform that lets you listen to what you love and share the sounds you create.. Dublin. 25 Tracks. 163 Followers. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Book Club Podcast on your desktop or mobile device.
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Short Story Masterclass with… Kevin Barry | THRESHOLDS

Short Story Masterclass with… Kevin Barry | THRESHOLDS | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Our second SHORT STORY MASTERCLASS podcast features Irish author KEVIN BARRY. Listen here: https://t.co/yLSfwYEpEM… https://t.co/fSvSJVL7lk
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Creative Writing Workshops 2017 - Listowel Writers' Week Literary Festival

Creative Writing Workshops 2017 - Listowel Writers' Week Literary Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We are delighted to announce our 3-Day and 2-Day Creative Writing Workshops, all of which take place during the Listowel Writers’ Week 2017 festival. This year’s dates are: 31st May – 4th June 2017 “We are important, and our lives are important, magnificent really, and their details are worthy to be recorded.” – Natalie Goldberg Read More . .
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Mike McCormack’s Notes from a Coma: `the first great 21st-century Irish novel'

Mike McCormack’s Notes from a Coma: `the first great 21st-century Irish novel' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On first publication it promised a message from the future. It now serves to fix a particularly Irish moment of millennial change and anxiety within its pages
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Book review: Not backpacking in Oz EM Reapy's Red Dirt

Book review: Not backpacking in Oz EM Reapy's Red Dirt | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
THERE ARE three central characters in EM Reapy's debut novel Red Dirt: Fiona, who has fled Ireland to extricate herself from an abusive relationship; Hopper, who is trying to find himself by taking acid and being left for dead in the outback; and Murph, whose family back home have been broken by the great construction crash of 2008.
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Winners Announced: Michael McLaverty Short Story Award

Winners Announced: Michael McLaverty Short Story Award | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Linen Hall Library names Cork writer Kevin Doyle as biennial competition winner with runners up Ciarán Folan and Sinéad Slattery
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Staff Picks: ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane,’ ‘Daughters of the Dust,’ and More

Staff Picks: ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane,’ ‘Daughters of the Dust,’ and More | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Scroll through for our picks below.
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Libraries NI announces plans for a Big Armagh Read

Libraries NI announces plans for a Big Armagh Read | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Libraries NI has announced plans for a ‘Big Armagh Read’ in February 2017 with the chosen book The Accidental Wife by 2016 Irish Book Award winning author, Orla McAlinden.
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James Joyce Made the Cover of Time Magazine Twice

James Joyce Made the Cover of Time Magazine Twice | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A post for Bloomsday. James Joyce made the cover of Time magazine on two occasions, each instance following the publication of his two greatest works. Ulysses was first published in France in 192
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The NP99: The best books of the year, vol. 3 (49–25) with Emma Donoghue

The NP99: The best books of the year, vol. 3 (49–25) with Emma Donoghue | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Why the NP99 and not 100? Because that last spot is reserved for the one we forgot. You’ll think of it soon
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Marina Carr interview: ‘There is an affinity between the Russian soul and the Irish soul’

Marina Carr interview: ‘There is an affinity between the Russian soul and the Irish soul’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘I wouldn’t try and convey a big idea in my work, as ideas are incredibly abstract and people are not. We are not terribly rational creatures, we feel everything first’
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Irish poet John Montague dies in France aged 87

Irish poet John Montague dies in France aged 87 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
One of the best known Irish poets, he was made Ireland’s first professor of poetry in 1998
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New poems by Michael Begnal

New poems by Michael Begnal | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Homage to Yoko Ono 1. Be it ones unjustly reviled who become atavistic avatars bringing out the marvelous mellifluistic magnum opera (opus plural) in all her musicians plumbing the pleistocene ERA air time tight like wrapped in serene subway stations’ aural soup tape loops tide on high yaigh eye yie why why not walk the …
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Creative Ireland: artists respond

Creative Ireland: artists respond | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Creative professionals are cautiously optimistic but wary of a branding exercise
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Our favourite books of 2016-Olivia O’Leary, Anne Enright, Roy Foster, Ardal O’Hanlon, Roddy Doyle and others choose their titles of the year

Our favourite books of 2016-Olivia O’Leary, Anne Enright, Roy Foster, Ardal O’Hanlon, Roddy Doyle and others choose their titles of the year | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Olivia O’Leary, Anne Enright, Roy Foster, Ardal O’Hanlon, Roddy Doyle and others choose their titles of the year
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An Irish peacekeeper’s war poetry

An Irish peacekeeper’s war poetry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Michael J Whelan’s collection Peacekeeper draws on his experience as an Irish soldier serving with the UN in Lebanon and Kosovo
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Linen Hall Library Awarded Museum Accreditation

Linen Hall Library Awarded Museum Accreditation | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Belfast institution recognised for quality standards across renowned collections, boosting its international profile and opening up new funding opportunities
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Dear younger writers: David Park’s advice after 25 years in game

Dear younger writers: David Park’s advice after 25 years in game | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
If it’s any consolation I haven’t always found full-time writing the Promised Land. I occasionally feel isolated from the world I need to write about
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100 Outstanding Audio Stories of 2016 includes RTE Drama Written by Louis Kornfeld-The Man in the Barn

100 Outstanding Audio Stories of 2016 includes RTE Drama Written by Louis Kornfeld-The Man in the Barn | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Podcasts, audio stories, radio — whatever you call them, 2016 was a groundbreaking year for audio as a storytelling medium. From unique partnerships and collaborations, to interviews and political…
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Vulture: The 10 Best Books of 2016 including Claire-Louise Bennett

Vulture: The 10 Best Books of 2016 including Claire-Louise Bennett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
No. 1: The Underground Railroad.
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The NP99: The best books of the year, vol. 1 (99-75) with Claire-Louise Bennett

The NP99: The best books of the year, vol. 1 (99-75) with Claire-Louise Bennett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Volume One featuring No. 99, Pierce Brown's Morning Star: Book III of the Red Rising Trilogy, to No. 75, Float, by Anne Carson
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Remembering James Joyces' Ulysses on trial

Remembering James Joyces' Ulysses on trial | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In Joseph M. Hassett’s new study of the obscenity trials that greeted James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses, he reminds us that prejudice was at the heart of its reception from the first.
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