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Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir by John Banville review: Utterly delightful-Fintan O'Toole

Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir by John Banville review: Utterly delightful-Fintan O'Toole | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The least likely memoirist shows why he is the greatest living master of simile and metaphor in prose, writes Fintan O'Toole
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2016 T. S. Eliot Prize Shortlist includes Bernard O'Donoghue and Ian Duhig

2016 T. S. Eliot Prize Shortlist includes Bernard O'Donoghue and Ian Duhig | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
2016 T. S. Eliot Prize Shortlist on T. S. Eliot | Rachael Boast Void Studies / Picador Rachael Boast was born in Suffolk in 1975. Her first collection…
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Interview: Olive Broderick

Interview: Olive Broderick | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Olive Broderick is one of our 12NOW recommended up-and-coming writers to watch out for. Lagan Online chats to her about her craft, her writing career so far, and how nature influences her outlook. …
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From the Archives: Janice Fitzpatrick Simmons – The Bowsprit

From the Archives: Janice Fitzpatrick Simmons – The Bowsprit | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Released in 2005, ‘The Bowsprit’ revolves around the death of Janice Fitzpatrick Simmons’s husband, the renowned Ulster poet James Simmons. The poems acutely explore worlds of loss, suf…
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New anthology of Irish writing to raise €15,000 for Dublin Simon Community | Music | News | Hot Press

New anthology of Irish writing to raise €15,000 for Dublin Simon Community | Music | News | Hot Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Belinda McKeon, Kevin Barry and Sebastian Barry are among the heavyweights taking part.
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Brexit has disfigured the tolerant Britain I’ve known | Eimear McBride

Brexit has disfigured the tolerant Britain I’ve known | Eimear McBride | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish citizens looked to British politicians to safeguard Northern Ireland’s hard-won peace. But we have been failed, utterly
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London Film Festival: The Secret Scripture

London Film Festival: The Secret Scripture | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jim Sheridan's The Secret Scripture is like a sugary meringue: satisfying in the moment but ultimately insubstantial.
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Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize: Literary Troubadour or Thief? - HeadStuff

Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize: Literary Troubadour or Thief? - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Bob Dylan and the Nobel Prize: Literary Troubadour or Thief?
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Irish Theatre Institute call for applications for the 2nd Phelim Donlon Playwright Bursary 2016/17 - News - Irish Theatre Institute

Irish Theatre Institute call for applications for the 2nd Phelim Donlon Playwright Bursary 2016/17 - News - Irish Theatre Institute | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
.@IrishTheatreIns call for applications for Phelim Donlon Playwright Bursary for @TyroneGuthrie. Apply by 11 Nov. https://t.co/jKXqruroD8
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Ancient Rain | Canberra Theatre Centre

Ancient Rain | Canberra Theatre Centre | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Iconic Australian singer-songwriter, Paul Kelly, and magnetic Irish-French chanteuse, Camille O'Sullivan, star in the evocative new music theatre work.
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Malachy McCourt ‘A powerful force’ — Irish Echo

Malachy McCourt ‘A powerful force’ — Irish Echo | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
McCourt, who is 85, is being bestowed with the Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award by the Irish American Writers and Artists.
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Stephanie Boland reviews Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s Graveyard Clay and The Dirty Dust - Asymptote

Can you believe it? You wait sixty-six years for a translation and then two come along at once. “The Irish novel that’s so good people were scared to translate it” is the headline the New York Times went with for its review of Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s C
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On the Beaten Track: the Peacock Theatre, the Abbey’s More Experimental Counterpart

On the Beaten Track: the Peacock Theatre, the Abbey’s More Experimental Counterpart | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Daniel McFarlane explores the lesser known theatrical institution renowned for its more controversial productions.
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12NOW: Matthew Rice

12NOW: Matthew Rice | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Matthew Rice was born in Belfast in 1980.  He now lives and works in Carrickfergus, County Antrim.  He is currently studying for his BA Honours in English Language and Literature. Rice has publishe…
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Allingham 2016 Poetry Winners

Allingham 2016 Poetry Winners | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Congratulations to the winners of the Allingham Arts Festival 2016 Poetry
Competition!

First Place

On a Train in Cluj-Napoca / A Meditation on ‘Da’ – Shannon Kelly

Second Place

Art Addict – Alyn Fenn

Third Place

Micro Engraver – Noel Connor

Highly Commended

5am, Tuesday Morning – Maurice Devitt

If I Wrote a Book – Shannon Kelly

Weight of Paper – Kim French

Shortlist:

Afraid of Clowns – Finbar Rafferty

Another Woman's Hands – Patrick Holloway

Archaeology – Michael Farry

How Do I Love You – Kate Ennals

Lapse – Marilyn McLoughlin

Moth – Kim French

Muse Seeks Poet – Alyn Fenn

Please Leave a Message – Garret Igoe

Spectrum – Alyn Fenn

The Day Philip Larkin Died – Patrick Moran

The winners of the Flash Fiction competition will be announced soon. Watch
this space!
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Review: Frank Ormsby – The Parkinson’s Poems

Review: Frank Ormsby – The Parkinson’s Poems | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
What might one expect from a pamphlet exclusively on the theme of living with Parkinson’s Disease? Melancholy? Self-pity? Refusal? Having been diagnosed in 2011, Frank Ormsby says he felt “little i…
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Lagan Online-committed to nurturing new writing talent and Reading Development

Lagan Online-committed to nurturing new writing talent and Reading Development | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
... a place where every story matter
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Amazon & Writing.ie Live Streamed Independent Publishing Event

Amazon & Writing.ie Live Streamed Independent Publishing Event | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The complete online writing magazine
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Diary of an Urban Bogman, day 18: On reading Ulysses, a Joycean non-analysis

Diary of an Urban Bogman, day 18: On reading Ulysses, a Joycean non-analysis | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“And what did you get up to on Saturday night?” the great smirking blue face beckons an answer out of me before my self respect or ego can catch up with it.
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Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards Writing.ie Short Story of the Year Longlist Revealed

Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards Writing.ie Short Story of the Year Longlist Revealed | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The complete online writing magazine
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CBC The Next Chapter-Emma Donoghue on fasting, famine and children in peril

CBC The Next Chapter-Emma Donoghue on fasting, famine and children in peril | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The author of Room talks about her new novel, The Wonder.
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Irish publishing body says not paying writers is uncommon

“The organisation that represents the publishing industry in Ireland has said the non-payment of authors is not widespread in the books trade.
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The Remains of Maisie Duggan | Abbey Theatre - Amharclann na Mainistreach

The Remains of Maisie Duggan | Abbey Theatre - Amharclann na Mainistreach | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Abbey Theatre is the national theatre of Ireland.
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Mia Gallagher on Solar Bones: ‘an exquisite, dense ballad of a book’

Mia Gallagher on Solar Bones: ‘an exquisite, dense ballad of a book’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Marcus’s endless moment reminds me of Sebald’s masterly Austerlitz. This is a work that demands attention. Miss a line, you miss something important
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Malachy McCourt Wins Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award

Malachy McCourt Wins Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The award will be presented on Monday, October 17, 2016, at the Manhattan Club, New York.
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