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Hennessy New Irish Writing winner, May 2017: The Summer of Wasps

Hennessy New Irish Writing winner, May 2017: The Summer of Wasps | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Maeve McGowan’s short story
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Ulick O'Connor - Poetry: Irish poet with a persuasive purr 

Ulick O'Connor - Poetry: Irish poet with a persuasive purr  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
One hundred and five years ago this year, James Stephens, the Irish poet, achieved world fame when his fairy tale book The Crock of Gold came out. It was a bestseller and was quickly tr
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Great Irish Books that Deserve to be Read or Resuscitated

Great Irish Books that Deserve to be Read or Resuscitated | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ask any bookworm to name their top ten canonical works of Irish fiction from the last one hundred years and chances are the same authors will crop up time and time again. Expect to see James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Flann O’Brien - the holy trinity of Irish modernism - looming large, alongside such venerated female writers as Elizabeth Bowen and Edna O’Brien. Look out too for a triumvirate of Booker-prize winners (Roddy Doyle, John Banville, Anne Enright), Costa winners (Sebastian Barry and
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Michael Longley wins PEN Pinter prize for 'unflinching, unswerving' poetry

Michael Longley wins PEN Pinter prize for 'unflinching, unswerving' poetry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Northern Irish writer praised by judges for his ‘fierce intellectual determination’ wins annual award in memory of the late Nobel laureate
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Nessa O'Mahony: The inner lives of Dublin’s inner city- the art of building a community

Nessa O'Mahony: The inner lives of Dublin’s inner city- the art of building a community | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Poet Nessa O’Mahony on learning lessons in community at Dublin Adult Learning Centre

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Inaugural Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition Open for Submissions

Inaugural Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition Open for Submissions | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition 2017 brings the inaugural Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition and we're open for submissions. The competition is open to both published and aspiring writers alike, so long as they are over the age of sixteen. Submissions should be aimed at adults, but there is no set theme. Word counts should…
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Michael Longley is awarded PEN Pinter Prize

Michael Longley is awarded PEN Pinter Prize | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Judges praise poet’s ‘effortlessly lyric and fluent poetry… wholly suffused with humanity, humility and compassion’
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Establishing a Policy on Diversity for Poetry Ireland | Poetry Ireland

Poetry Ireland’s executive and board are actively engaged in the process of establishing a policy around diversity and gender balance for the organisation.
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The State of Poetry Criticism

The State of Poetry Criticism | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Disclosure: These numbers have been presented in earlier forms at a panel at The Business, organised by Sam Riviere at the University of Edinburgh, and at Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000, a symposium at the University of Oxford. All my thanks to Muireann Crowley for being a sounding board and strengthening this article's argumentative…
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Micheal Hartnett Memorial Poetry Reading: 2 June

2.00pm Friday 2nd June 2017 Admission: €15/€12
 Venue: The Plaza Centre, Listowel
 (Doors open 13.45) The Michael Hartnett Memorial Poetry Reading is a very popular annual event held in honour of the late great poet Michael Hartnett at Listowel Writers Week. It features three celebrated writers: Thomas McCarthy, Kerrie O’Brien and Richard Skinner. Waterford-born Thomas McCarthy […]
The post Micheal Hartnett Memorial Poetry Reading: 2 June appeared first on The Gallery Press.
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The Attic Sessions #14. In Conversation with June Caldwell | The Attic Sessions

This month we are joined in the attic by writer June Caldwell. Her debut collection of stories Room Little Darker is published by New Island Books at the end of
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Book Review: Nine Folds Make A Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan | Culturefly

Book Review: Nine Folds Make A Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan | Culturefly | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ruth Gilligan’s fourth novel, Nine Folds Make a Paper Swan, follows the stories of several interlocking families and opens with the arrival of a Jewish family leaving Europe in search of a better life in America.
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Watch - Mike McCormack: I don't remember writing Solar Bones

“Because it's riverrun and continuous and on-flowing maybe the book just flowed through me and that was it.” Mike McCormack discusses his beautiful
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Éamon Ó Murchú launched  Matt Mooney’s new poetry collection ‘The Singing Woods’

Éamon Ó Murchú launched  Matt Mooney’s new poetry collection ‘The Singing Woods’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Éamon Ó Murchú launched  Matt Mooney's new poetry collection 'The Singing Woods' at Writers Week in Listowel with great flair and effect bilingually and both he and Madeleine Ó Sullivan read with Matt conveying a number of key themes in the book to an appreciative audience. There was a full house in The Seanchaí Literary…
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All Those Names for the Mystery of Love - Francis Harvey's Poetry

Stream All Those Names for the Mystery of Love - Francis Harvey's Poetry by The Lyric Feature from desktop or your mobile device
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The Book of Kells is not the only rare Irish manuscript in town

The Book of Kells is not the only rare Irish manuscript in town | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Four newly restored early Irish illuminated manuscripts go on display today in Trinity College
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My Name is Leon wins Irish Novel of the Year Award

My Name is Leon wins Irish Novel of the Year Award | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Kit de Waal, Brendan Kennelly and Vona Groarke honoured at Listowel Writers’ Week
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Anthony Cronin: A Celebration (Presented by Senator David Norris)

Anthony Cronin: A Celebration (Presented by Senator David Norris) | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
 

Anthony Cronin - poet, novelist, and Irish national treasure - died at the
end of last year. He was one of the group of writers and intellectuals that
included Brian O'Nolan and Patrick Kavanagh who celebrated the first Dublin
Bloomsday in 1954 by following in the footsteps of Joyce's cha
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Discover the Dean: TCD celebrates Jonathan Swift

Discover the Dean: TCD celebrates Jonathan Swift | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Trinity College Dublin marks 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift’s birth with online exhibition, library display and conference
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Winner announced tonight: Big names and three debuts on Kerry Group Novel of the Year Award shortlist

Winner announced tonight: Big names and three debuts on Kerry Group Novel of the Year Award shortlist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Mike McCormack, Emma Donoghue, Neil Hegarty, Kit de Waal and Conor O’Callaghan compete for €15,000 prize
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Fielding and Tóibín events mark Hay's opening weekend | The Bookseller

Hay Festival's first weekend has kicked off with a host of events featuring writers including Colm Tóibín, Helen Fielding and Stephen Fry who discussed issues such as using flashbacks in writing, criticisms of anti-feminism and "aggregating news agencies" such as Facebook.
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Book Review: The Dead House

Book Review: The Dead House | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Book review of The Dead House which is a début novel from Irish author, Billy O'Callaghan.
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Beckett's ghosts - Lisa Dwan on performing No's Knife

Beckett's ghosts - Lisa Dwan on performing No's Knife | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
'Beckett has exposed me to my own potential and he exposes us all to our own potential.'
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June Caldwell – ‘Room Little Darker’ – Interview

June Caldwell – ‘Room Little Darker’ – Interview | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
This month, I’m delighted to feature the writer June Caldwell as she prepares to launch her first book of short stories ‘Room Little Darker’.
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