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Lisa Dwan to read from Beckett’s ‘Foirades/Fizzles’

Lisa Dwan to read from Beckett’s ‘Foirades/Fizzles’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Royal Academy of the Arts: "To coincide with our landmark exhibition, Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’, Lisa Dwan reads from Foirades/Fizzles, a stunning publication that juxtaposed Jasper Johns’ vibrant, energetic etchings with a series of Samuel Beckett’s short prose pieces, both in their original French and translated into English. They have been the subject of…
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On Writing ‘Wolf Point’ – Louise Kennedy

On Writing ‘Wolf Point’ – Louise Kennedy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Louise Kennedy discusses her short story 'Wolf Point', taken from Issue Eight of The Lonely Crowd. I always feel like a chancer when I talk about stuff like ‘my writing process’; it makes me sound like I know what I’m doing. Especially these days, when my process is to agonise over each sentence until I…
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Colm Tóibín on redrawing Greek tragedy for modern times

Colm Tóibín on redrawing Greek tragedy for modern times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Colm Tóibín talks to Eleanor Wachtel about fatal relationships in his retelling of Greek tragedy, House of Names.
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Where Are All the Working Class Writers? - BBC Radio 4

Where Are All the Working Class Writers? - BBC Radio 4 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Why are so few novelists from working class backgrounds? Author Kit de Waal investigates.
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New Titles (2017) - Lamentations by Paul Muldoon: A translation of a classic 18th-century Irish poem

New Titles (2017) - Lamentations by Paul Muldoon: A translation of a classic 18th-century Irish poem | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A translation of a classic 18th-century Irish poem
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A Line Made by Walking (limted edition hardback) | Tramp Press

A Line Made by Walking (limted edition hardback) | Tramp Press | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Independent Irish Publisher
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Archive Launch and symposium celebrating John Arden and Margaretta D'Arcy

Archive Launch and symposium celebrating John Arden and Margaretta D'Arcy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A blog about the historic archival and special collections of the Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland Galway
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Brian O’Nolan, the Conspirator | Vintaloro | Studi irlandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies

Brian O’Nolan, the Conspirator | Vintaloro | Studi irlandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Brian O’Nolan, the Conspirator
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Review – Beckett Women: Ceremonies of Departure

Review – Beckett Women: Ceremonies of Departure | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There is a brief, but vitally important, stage direction given by Beckett in his staging directions for Come and Go: Silence. It’s a shame that the sound designers and director of Ceremonies of Dep…
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New refugee-themed drama This Beach at the Lyric Belfast

New refugee-themed drama This Beach at the Lyric Belfast | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
WHITE Western European audiences are challenged about their response to the global refugee crisis in the latest play by Dublin theatre company Brokentalkers.
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Eoin McHugh to be HarperCollins’ publishing director in Ireland

Eoin McHugh to be HarperCollins’ publishing director in Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Eavan Boland is to receive Bob Hughes Lifetimes Achievement Award at Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards
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Hennessy New Irish Writing: November 2017’s winning story

Hennessy New Irish Writing: November 2017’s winning story | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Mighty Quinn by Marty Thornton: time takes its toll on an infamous family five-piece from Tuam
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Bank Holiday Hurricane review: A memorable first collection

Bank Holiday Hurricane review: A memorable first collection | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Belfast writer’s striking debut collection of stories shows much potential
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Swift 350 - celebrating Jonathan Swift's life and legacy. | Dublin City Council

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Frank McGuinness's journey from 'timid Donegal boy' to successful writer

Frank McGuinness's journey from 'timid Donegal boy' to successful writer | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We visited the writer in his office at UCD.
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Peter Fallon was wary of taking on the Greek poet Hesiod. He shouldn’t have been

Peter Fallon was wary of taking on the Greek poet Hesiod. He shouldn’t have been | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Peter Fallon was wary of taking on the Greek poet Hesiod. He shouldn’t have been
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Poem Of The Week: Atlantis - A Lost Sonnet by Eavan Boland

Poem Of The Week: Atlantis - A Lost Sonnet by Eavan Boland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Our Poem Of The Week, presented in association with Poetry Ireland, is Atlantis - A Lost Sonnet by Eavan Boland.
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Chicken House extends major writing competition deadline

Chicken House extends major writing competition deadline | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As an early Christmas treat to aspiring writers and to celebrate its tenth year, Chicken House are extending the deadline for this year’s Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition to Wednesday 20th December 2017. The annual competition – the UK’s most valuable for children’s writers – offers unpublished and unagented writers all over the world the chance to submit…
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Between Folk and Lore: Performing, Textualising and (mis)Interpreting the Irish Oral Tradition

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Sinead Gleeson: Mothers, and the pram-in-the-hall problem

Sinead Gleeson: Mothers, and the pram-in-the-hall problem | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Women writers are made to feel like bad mothers and bad writers all at once, says Sinéad Gleeson. And you don’t have to be a writer to relate to that dilemma…
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Doire Press Cross-Border Reading Tour set to visit Belfast, Coleraine & Bangor

Doire Press Cross-Border Reading Tour set to visit Belfast, Coleraine & Bangor | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Doire Press is bringing four of its recently published authors to Northern Ireland for a series of dates on its Intersections: Bodies, Belonging & Borders book tour. The readings not only featu…
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Review: Liz McSkeane – So Long, Calypso

Review: Liz McSkeane – So Long, Calypso | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
So Long, Calypso, Turas Press, 2017, ISBN 978-0-9957916-0-2, €12.00 Liz McSkeane is the founder of Turas Press, set-up to “provide an independent publishing space that would offer a platform …
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Arts Q&A: Ardal O'Hanlon on James Joyce, Mike Leigh, Samuel Beckett and unicorns

Arts Q&A: Ardal O'Hanlon on James Joyce, Mike Leigh, Samuel Beckett and unicorns | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
1. When did you think about a career in acting/comedy and what were your first steps into it? When I left college (Dublin City University) in 1987, I was at a bit of a loose end with not a clue what I wanted to do with my life.
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