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Belfast playwright Rosemary Jenkinson puts business, banking - and busts - in spotlight at Lyric Theatre - the Irish News - UK Local

Belfast playwright Rosemary Jenkinson puts business, banking - and busts - in spotlight at Lyric Theatre - the Irish News - UK Local | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

the Irish NewsBelfast playwright Rosemary Jenkinson puts business, banking - and busts - in spotlight at Lyric Theatrethe Irish NewsBELFAST playwright Rosemary Jenkinson is keen to point out she has never owned a business and, more specifically,...

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Coming Soon New Podcast: The Attic Sessions-Live from an attic somewhere in Dublin … poetry, music & literary banter.

Coming soon … Live from an attic somewhere in Dublin … poetry, music & literary banter.
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Honest Ulsterman-Maeve Mulrennan in conversation with Glenn Patterson about his new novel 'Gull'.

Honest Ulsterman-Maeve Mulrennan in conversation with Glenn Patterson about his new novel 'Gull'. | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Maeve Mulrennan in conversation with Glenn Patterson about his new novel 'Gull'. 
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Fortnightly Fiction | The Children of Lar by Mary Morrissy - HeadStuff

Fortnightly Fiction | The Children of Lar by Mary Morrissy - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A brand new story from the esteemed Mary Morrissy ahead of the publication of her new short story collection, Prosperity Drive.
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Belinda McKeon on Her New Novel, Women’s Rights in Ireland & “Doing Daily Battle with My Own Mortified Ego”

Belinda McKeon on Her New Novel, Women’s Rights in Ireland & “Doing Daily Battle with My Own Mortified Ego” | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Belinda McKeon is an Irish novelist, short story writer and playwright who hails from the Irish midlands but has been based in Brooklyn for the past ten years.
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Gavin McCrea: I wanted to punish Engels for betraying ideals but revenge was his

Gavin McCrea: I wanted to punish Engels for betraying ideals but revenge was his | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When I set out to write a novel from the perspective of Lizzie Burns, for whom the enemy of Victorian family values capitulated, my intentions were not altogether virtuous
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'Brooklyn' Chronicles The Heartache Of The Irish-American Immigrant Experience

'Brooklyn' Chronicles The Heartache Of The Irish-American Immigrant Experience | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Director John Crowley and actress Saoirse Ronan join Fresh Air to discuss Brooklyn, a film about a homesick immigrant forced to choose between her familiar hometown and an unpredictable new life.
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Open category First Place: Framed, Siobhan Campbell- Oxford Brookes University

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Niamh Boyce: By The Light of Four Moons

Niamh Boyce: By The Light of Four Moons | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Some news! I will be launching John MacKenna's new poetry collection By the Light of Four Moons published by the ever exciting Doire Press. So come along to Carlow Town Library, this Sat night, March 21st, at 7.30 pm.

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Oscar Watch | Why Brooklyn Should Win Best Picture - HeadStuff

Oscar Watch | Why Brooklyn Should Win Best Picture - HeadStuff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

In the firth part of our series on the contenders, Rob O Conchuir argues why Brooklyn should win Best Picture at this year's Oscars

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Colm Tóibín: 'I try to dramatise the small things'

Colm Tóibín: 'I try to dramatise the small things' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The novelist had much to say on the writing process, provincial life in literature and seeing his work on the big screen, at a recent Guardian Book Club event
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'Ain't she sweet' by Lizz Murphy

'Ain't she sweet' by Lizz Murphy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Ain't She Sweet We pace off the spare hour the streets quiet our bubble gum breath in front of us chat between ourselves get our bikes get our skates bash our tennis balls against the neighbour’s gable wall knock on another friend’s door...

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Just Announced: Anne Enright shortlisted for L.A. Times Book Prize

Leading the L.A. Times Book Prizes announced Tuesday are U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, who will be presented with the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, and bestselling author James Patterson, recipient of the Innovator’s Award for his work to inspire a lifelong love of reading in children and his support of independent bookstores nationwide.
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Post-Celtic Tiger rural Ireland, internal exile and male identity in the fiction of Colin Barrett and Donal Ryan

Post-Celtic Tiger rural Ireland, internal exile and male identity in the fiction of Colin Barrett and Donal Ryan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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Stephen Watts explores the connections between Behan and New York's Borscht Belt Comedians

Stephen Watts explores the connections between Behan and New York's Borscht Belt Comedians | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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A day in the life of county librarian Mary Reynolds

A day in the life of county librarian Mary Reynolds | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The most satisfying for me is being part of a large national network which is a valued presence and meeting space for information, ideas, imagination and culture
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A Must Listen: Interview with Irish e-lit artist, Michael Maguire

A Must Listen: Interview with Irish e-lit artist, Michael Maguire | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In December 2015, I met with Michael Maguire, and had a conversation with him about his work as a digital artist and author of electronic literature.
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'We need small presses': author launches new award to support fiction from small publishers

'We need small presses': author launches new award to support fiction from small publishers | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Republic of Consciousness prize has been launched by novelist Neil Griffiths, who intends to ‘guilt trip’ bestselling authors into contributing
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Fred Stenson's curator insight, February 22, 2016 1:24 PM

Would be a good idea for Canada too. FS

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What’s the real story behind the success of the Irish short story? - Jaki McCarrick

What’s the real story behind the success of the Irish short story? - Jaki McCarrick | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish writers have excelled at the short story. But is it due, asks writer Jaki McCarrick, to our oral tradition, Catholicism’s drama, an acute sense of place, an accident of history or because writing is the last free art?
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Fidelma Healy Eames - Share in Yeats’s enchanting Thoor dream

Fidelma Healy Eames - Share in Yeats’s enchanting Thoor dream | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Thoor Ballylee Re-opening speech on the occasion of Yeats2015 and Yeats’s 150th birthday celebrations By Senator Fidelma Healy Eames A dhaoine uaisle, Cathaoirleach an Chontae, a Aire, a Theachta Dala, Seanadoiri, Comhairleoiri, cuirim failte...

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Rogha Gabriel: Haiku le Fujimoto Kazuyuki (藤本 一幸)

Rogha Gabriel: Haiku le Fujimoto Kazuyuki (藤本 一幸) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

Ohara Kosonníl faic níos fearrná breathnú ar bhlátha silíníle clapsholas 此の世より薄暮の桜眺めおり...

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