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Up-to-Date Coverage of The World of Irish Literature
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The Irish Literary Times

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The Irish Literary Times provides up-to-date coverage of Irish literary news and events in a magazine format via articles available online.

 

The site is curated by Gerard Beirne an Irish poet and novelist based in Sligo. He has published six books of poetry and fiction. His novel The Eskimo in the Net (Marion Boyars Publishers) was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and was selected by the Literary Editor of the Daily Express  as his Book of the Year “scandalously ignored by the Man Booker judges...”. His recent collection of stories was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award.

 

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Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff

Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Orpen has grown up shaped by the wild landscape of the west coast of Ireland. She has been shaped by the warmth of the love shown her by her mother and her partner Maeve. This love took the form of…
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Review of The Narrow Way of Souls by Eileen Sheehan

Review of The Narrow Way of Souls by Eileen Sheehan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In this her third volume of poems, The Narrow Way of Souls, Irish poet Eileen Sheehan presents us with another superb collection.
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Dodging the Rain: Jack Grady, A Toddler in Eden 

Dodging the Rain: Jack Grady, A Toddler in Eden  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A Toddler in EdenMy dad was almighty. He made the world. He slew both bogeyman and wolf. He threw me into the sky and caught me as I fell. He blew life into a yellow balloon so it could bob in the breeze while I held it by its string, but strangely he warned, "Now,…
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Hennessy 2019 nominees: First Fiction, Emerging Poetry, Emerging Fiction

Hennessy 2019 nominees: First Fiction, Emerging Poetry, Emerging Fiction | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Introducing the writers up for the influential literary awards in their 51st year
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This World Poetry Day, Meet The Poet Behind Dún Laoghaire's LGBT+ Book Club | GCN | Gay Ireland News & Entertainment

This World Poetry Day, Meet The Poet Behind Dún Laoghaire's LGBT+ Book Club | GCN | Gay Ireland News & Entertainment | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Lesbian poet and book club founder Rosamund Taylor has joined us to talk queer representation, local community events, and poetry.
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and Arts & Disability Ireland announce the recipient of the REALISE production award

and Arts & Disability Ireland announce the recipient of the REALISE production award | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Project Arts Centre and Arts & Disability Ireland are delighted to announce the recipient of the REALISE production award for artists with disabilities.
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Young people from North Leitrim and Fermanagh bring to to stage a timely and energetic new play written by Fermanagh playwright Carlo Gébler

Young people from North Leitrim and Fermanagh bring to to stage a timely and energetic new play written by Fermanagh playwright Carlo Gébler | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A timely cross-community and cross-border youth drama production of a new play SL&NCR: an entertainment that goes A-Z but not in that order! written by the Fermanagh-based playwright Carlo Gébler is being performed at The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton and the Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen on March 30thand 31st2019 respectively. The play features a large ensemble cast… Continue reading Young people from North Leitrim and Fermanagh bring to to stage a timely and energetic new play written by Fermanagh playwright Carlo Gébler
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8 Recommended Debuts by Irish Women Writers | Literary Hub

8 Recommended Debuts by Irish Women Writers | Literary Hub | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Last year was an exciting year for me—while I was buried deep in the edits for my novel When All Is Said, I watched with pride as Irish women writers scooped some to the world’s biggest literary pr…
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Fred Johnston - Exploring "Rogue States"

Fred Johnston - Exploring "Rogue States" | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

New collection

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The Ghost Factory review: A first novel that haunts for the wrong reasons

The Ghost Factory review: A first novel that haunts for the wrong reasons | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Jenny McCartney’s debut about a friendship in Northern Ireland is let down by the writing
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Annual lecture by Ireland Professor of Poetry Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin on Thursday 28th March | Ireland Chair of Poetry

Annual lecture by Ireland Professor of Poetry Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin on Thursday 28th March | Ireland Chair of Poetry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
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RTÉ Radio Short Story Competition 2019

RTÉ Radio Short Story Competition 2019 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Competition deadline: 10th May 2019 RTÉ Radio  invites short story submissions for one of Ireland’s longest established and most significant literary prizes, the RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition…
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Drama in the classroom is a primary concern

Drama in the classroom is a primary concern | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Drama in education aims to give students the tools to express themselves and imagine alternative worlds, but formal exposure to it stops after primary level
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Mike McCormack: It all started in the wild west of Louisburgh-The Solar Bones author and Hennessy Hall of Fame inductee on his life as a writer

Mike McCormack: It all started in the wild west of Louisburgh-The Solar Bones author and Hennessy Hall of Fame inductee on his life as a writer | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Solar Bones author and Hennessy Hall of Fame inductee on his life as a writer
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In conversation: Jamie Quatro and Eimear McBride

In conversation: Jamie Quatro and Eimear McBride | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In September 2018, I was invited to speak at a seminar entitled ‘Sex & the Contemporary Novel’ at the University of Toronto. Jamie Quatro was listed as one of my co-panelists, so I went out and bought a copy of her debut novel Fire Sermon to prepare. But I wasn’t at all prepared for what I found
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Brazil has football and, in the way that gifts align, Ireland has poetry

Brazil has football and, in the way that gifts align, Ireland has poetry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Curating A Deeper Country: the latest edition of Belfast’s Poetry Jukebox honours CS Lewis
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Irish writers and actor on British Book Awards shortlist

Irish writers and actor on British Book Awards shortlist | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Anna Burns, Sally Rooney and Brid Brennan nominated for ‘Baftas of the book trade’
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Colm Tóibín · The Art of Being Found Out: the need to be revealed · LRB 20 March 2008

Colm Tóibín · The Art of Being Found Out: the need to be revealed · LRB 20 March 2008 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On 23 January 1894, Henry James entered in his notebook two stories told to him by Lady Gregory, whom he had met first in Rome 15 years earlier. She had given one of them to him, he wrote, as a plot, and ‘saw more in it than, I confess, I do myself’.
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Teaching Irish literature in a time of Brexit

Teaching Irish literature in a time of Brexit | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A portrait of the Republic as a modern nation, the sort of education only fiction can provide
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