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Two poems by Eileen Sheehan

Two poems by Eileen Sheehan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
    My Father, Long Dead My father, long dead, has become air Become scent of pipe smoke, of turf smoke, of resin Become light and shade on the river Become foxglove, buttercup, tree bark Become corncrake lost from the meadow Become silence, places...
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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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The Balletic Millennial Bedtimes of ‘Normal People’ by Lorrie Moore

The Balletic Millennial Bedtimes of ‘Normal People’ by Lorrie Moore | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The generations have always sized up one another in broad categorical descriptors. Though much current media attention is given to the millennial disdain for their elders (e.g., “OK, Boomer”), what millennials seem like to baby boomers (who are sometimes their parents) is often discussed more quietly. To generalize sweepingly, and in a way that is not contradicted by Rooney’s work, some of the mutterings—I am only reporting—include the following: millennials seem wedded to ideas of status and conventional success, but they want to “infiltrate” plutocratic institutions as “Marxists” and prized guests; they will deride yet exploit all privilege; raised to be competitive, they find envy is not a form of hate but a legitimate aspect of success-culture and an expression of congratulations.
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Emma Donoghue on how her pandemic-set historical novel echoes the present

Emma Donoghue on how her pandemic-set historical novel echoes the present | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When Emma Donoghue set out to write a work of historical fiction set during the Spanish flu pandemic, she never predicted that history would repeat itself by the time she filed her final draft. Before she started writing on the 1918 outbreak about two years ago, Donoghue said she hadn’t given much thought to what …
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Dublin: A City of Books, and a City With a Serious Crime Fiction Tradition

Dublin: A City of Books, and a City With a Serious Crime Fiction Tradition | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
You’d be hard pushed to find a city more invested in books and literature than Dublin. Of course none other than James Joyce himself took a keen interest in crime and punishment—the 1803 execution …
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Oscar Wilde’s wit and ego on display in €50,000 auction sale

Oscar Wilde’s wit and ego on display in €50,000 auction sale | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
According to book, his preferred poets were ‘Euripides, Keats, Theocritus and myself’
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Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week: Sinéad Morrissey

2017 Forward Prize winner Sinéad Morrissey introduces a poem from her #PoetryFest reading of the same year, "Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices," which celebrates the dual, and dueling, pleasures of extreme usefulness and frivolity.
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Arts Council’s Next Generation Award sees 23 Artists receive €20,000 | Arts Council of Ireland

Arts Council’s Next Generation Award sees 23 Artists receive €20,000 | Arts Council of Ireland | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.
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Tadhg Coakley: Honoured to be Cork's One City/One Book choice

Tadhg Coakley: Honoured to be Cork's One City/One Book choice | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ex librarian Tadhg Coakley turned to writing late in life, but his second novel has been rewarded with a huge honour in his native city, write
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Nancy Cunard, the interwar poet and rebel descended from Robert Emmet’s family

Nancy Cunard, the interwar poet and rebel descended from Robert Emmet’s family | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The writer worked with Beckett and Joyce, and fought against racism
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John Hume: ‘He was our own Martin Luther King’
Irish writers, from Michael Longley to Lisa McGee, pay tribute

John Hume: ‘He was our own Martin Luther King’<br/>Irish writers, from Michael Longley to Lisa McGee, pay tribute | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
What John Hume meant to me: Irish writers, from Michael Longley to Lisa McGee, pay tribute
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10 of the best new books coming out in August including Elaine Feeney

10 of the best new books coming out in August including Elaine Feeney | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
As we enter August, the holiday feeling is well and truly here. If you’re not part of the set decamping to Cornwall as soon as possible, plonk yourself in your nearest local park and escape with a good book instead. This month, there’s plenty of fresh novels to get stuck into - from Zadie Smith’s hyper relevant essays to Daisy Johnson’s new twisty thriller and Irish poet Elaine Feeney’s striking debut.
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John Boyne accidentally includes Zelda video game monsters in novel | Books | The Guardian

John Boyne accidentally includes Zelda video game monsters in novel | Books | The Guardian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Novelist says details from careless Google search are ‘quite funny’ and he will leave his book as is after reader spots Octoroks and Lizalfos in his new book
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Coronavirus: Irish illness narratives and the pandemic

Coronavirus: Irish illness narratives and the pandemic | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
‘Survivor accounts are gripping because they address our fears and questions on the virus’
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The Dublin Review Podcast: Episode Two - Patrick Freyne

The Dublin Review Podcast: Episode Two - Patrick Freyne | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
In this episode of The Dublin Review Podcast, we’re talking to journalist and essayist Patrick Freyne, who reads Brain Fever, an essay he published in The Dublin Review NUMBER 74 | SPRING 2019 . He tells Aingeala Flannery what inspired him to write the piece.      
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Sebastian Barry marches on to a novel beat | Ireland | The Sunday Times

Sebastian Barry marches on to a novel beat | Ireland | The Sunday Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Sebastian Barry has chosen the telephone in preference to Zoom for this interview, and I for one am slightly relieved. Zoom fatigue is only part of the reason. The bigger fear is that Barry might
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New Irish Writing returns in the Irish Independent

New Irish Writing returns in the Irish Independent | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The writing competition that helped launch the careers of a galaxy of authors including Anne Enright, Sebastian Barry and Joseph O'Connor is being revived by the Irish Independent.
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The Quest for Kindness is One of Fiction's Great Challenges | Literary Hub-Rónán Hession on Capturing Small Moments of Empathy

The Quest for Kindness is One of Fiction's Great Challenges | Literary Hub-Rónán Hession on Capturing Small Moments of Empathy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Rónán Hession on Capturing Small Moments of Empathy
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Is this the first time ever a parent and child are up for the same literary prize? | Literary Hub

Is this the first time ever a parent and child are up for the same literary prize? | Literary Hub | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The good news is that there’s a very strong chance someone in the Sweeney family walks away with £2,000 as winner of the 2020 Butler Literary Award, which goes to “the best first publication by an …
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Cathy Sweeney and daughter Lucy Sweeney Byrne shortlisted for Butler Literary Award

Cathy Sweeney and daughter Lucy Sweeney Byrne shortlisted for Butler Literary Award | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A preview of Saturday’s books pages and a roundup of the latest literary news
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Kathleen MacMahon: 'I can't put a date on the moment I lost my taste for tragedy' 

Kathleen MacMahon: 'I can't put a date on the moment I lost my taste for tragedy'  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Kathleen MacMahon
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Ireland is an invented nation: Declan Kiberd | CBC Radio

Ireland is an invented nation: Declan Kiberd | CBC Radio | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A people get a sense of who they are through their artists, primarily the writers and poets who, through words and stories, reflect images that are somehow familiar. Irish scholar Declan Kiberd has written about this making of identity for Ireland — with the added layer that much of Irish identity has a colonialist residue.
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Forgotten Plays: No 9 – The Words Upon the Window-Pane and Purgatory by WB Yeats | Stage | The Guardian

Forgotten Plays: No 9 – The Words Upon the Window-Pane and Purgatory by WB Yeats | Stage | The Guardian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A drama in which the spirit of Jonathan Swift haunts a seance and an astonishingly brief update of the Oresteia confirm the poet’s remarkable skills as a playwright
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As This. As That. - A New Story by Keith Ridgway

As This. As That. - A New Story by Keith Ridgway | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
No. No. No. No. Almost nothing in the left hand column. All the right hand column busy with her scrawl. The woman had not been rude. But nor had she been kind, nor friendly, nor understanding, nor. Two things. Two headings. Why bother with that? No. There was nothing practical about it. Nothing in the […]
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The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue review – beauty amid horror | Fiction | The Guardian

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue review – beauty amid horror | Fiction | The Guardian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue review – beauty amid horror | Fiction | The Guardian
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A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom by John Boyne: Lively but long-winded

A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom by John Boyne: Lively but long-winded | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
John Boyne’s time-shifting novel buckles under laboured speech and historicalese
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