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Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains, by Dave Lordan

Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains, by Dave Lordan | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The title (and first) poem of Dave Lordan’s new collection (his third) opens with a confident assertion of the creative power of the poet’s faith: ‘I believe in them, so they do exist’. That faintl...
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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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Jan Carson wins EU Prize for Literature Ireland 2019 for The Firestarters

Jan Carson wins EU Prize for Literature Ireland 2019 for The Firestarters | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Novel set in working-class Protestant Belfast explores seductiveness of lust and violence
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Rare book returned to Donegal library…82 years after it was first borrowed

Rare book returned to Donegal library…82 years after it was first borrowed | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A RARE book has been returned to an Irish library in Co Donegal – 82 years after it was first l...
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In a Word. . . Bloom

In a Word. . . Bloom | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it

n as Lord Derwent (for short!), then British minister in Berne. To add insult to all that Irish injury, the Dublin government then declined a later offer by Joyce’s wife Nora to have his remains repatriated to Ireland. In 1966 Joyce was moved to a more prominent grave in the Zurich cemetery, with the now famous seated statue by American artist Milton Hebald nearby. Nora, who survived him by 10 years, is buried beside him. Their grave was visited last June by President Michael D Higgins. Bloom “blossom/flower”, from Old Norse blomi, German blume, Old Saxon blomo, Old Irish bláth. inaword@irishtimes.com

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Theo Dorgan | Mediterranean Poetry

Theo Dorgan | Mediterranean Poetry | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Theo Dorgan is a poet, prose writer, editor, translator, documentary scriptwriter and broadcaster. These poems are taken from his 2010 collection…
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Frank McCourt Summer School returns to New York City

Frank McCourt Summer School returns to New York City | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The University of Limerick/Frank McCourt Summer School in New York will return to Glucksman Ireland House this year for an intensive June 27 to 30 run. The course will offer an introduction (or a refresher course) on creative writing, whether your discipline is poetry, prose, memoir or short...
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Two poems in memory of Liam Ó Muirthile-Tombstone by Greg Delanty and A Gentleman Caller by Alannah Hopkin

Two poems in memory of Liam Ó Muirthile-Tombstone by Greg Delanty and A Gentleman Caller by Alannah Hopkin | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tombstone by Greg Delanty and A Gentleman Caller by Alannah Hopkin
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'Ulysses is easy... I've read it 59 times - you can too' - PJ Murphy

'Ulysses is easy... I've read it 59 times - you can too' - PJ Murphy | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
US presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg made headlines around the world recently when he claimed James Joyce's Ulysses was his favourite book.
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Terry Dolan obituary: Hiberno-English ‘word guy’ who knew his yokes

Terry Dolan obituary: Hiberno-English ‘word guy’ who knew his yokes | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
UCD professor and scholar compiled many editions of Hiberno-English dictionary
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Announcing the 100th Annual O. Henry Prize | Literary Hub

Announcing the 100th Annual O. Henry Prize | Literary Hub | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Now celebrating its centenary, the O. Henry Prize Stories anthology, edited by Laura Furman, presents the 2019 winners of the prize for short fiction. The anthology will be published this fall, via…
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A callout for John McGahern letters: ‘this will be one of the final collections of letters by a great Irish writer’

A callout for John McGahern letters: ‘this will be one of the final collections of letters by a great Irish writer’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A typical McGahern letter is handwritten and rarely runs for more than a page
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Award-winning author Orla McAlinden to launch June Fest 2019 in Whitewater Shopping Centre tomorrow - Kildare Now

Award-winning author Orla McAlinden to launch June Fest 2019 in Whitewater Shopping Centre tomorrow - Kildare Now | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Author Orla McAlinden and champion jockey Michael Kinane launching June Fest 2019
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Francis O’Hare – Two Poems

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Francis O’Hare was born in Newry, Co. Down, in 1970. His first full collection, Falling into an O, was published by Lagan Press, Belfast, in 2007. A further pamphlet collection was published by Lagan Press in 2009, entitled Alphaville.
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Conference examines the legacy of Limerick Poet Michael Hartnett

Conference examines the legacy of Limerick Poet Michael Hartnett | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A major Irish language conference on Limerick poet Michael Hartnett will take place in Mary Immaculate College on Friday, May 24.
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Baoite review: Boring deep into the bedrock of a bitterly divided family

Baoite review: Boring deep into the bedrock of a bitterly divided family | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
A fracking vessel that threatens a fishing community becomes a potent metaphor
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Barker, Hudson and Porter on Gordon Burn longlist | The Bookseller

Barker, Hudson and Porter on Gordon Burn longlist | The Bookseller | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Pat Barker’s re-telling of the Trojan wars The Silence of the Girls (Hamish Hamilton) joins Kerry Hudson’s memoir Lowborn (Chatto) and Max Porter’s mythic tale Lanny (Faber) on the longlist for the Gordon Burn Prize 2019.
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Stephen James Smith To Perform At The Sugar Club With Special Guest Tony Walsh

Stephen James Smith To Perform At The Sugar Club With Special Guest Tony Walsh | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Dublin poet has been central to the rise of the Irish spoken word scene, with videos amassing over 2.5 million views.
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Here are the most borrowed books from Irish libraries in 2018

Here are the most borrowed books from Irish libraries in 2018 | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
All 20 of the most borrowed books were titles aimed at children with the Harry Potter series still proving hugely popular.
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Irish theatre since 1950: what we remember – and what we have forgotten

Irish theatre since 1950: what we remember – and what we have forgotten | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Advances made by one generation frequently had to be fought for again by their successors
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Elizabeth Bowen, the Big House heiress with the ‘constricted mind’

Elizabeth Bowen, the Big House heiress with the ‘constricted mind’ | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Extraordinary Emigrants: Writer was a chronicler of her class in its dying days
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Special Feature: Nuala O'Connor —

Special Feature: Nuala O'Connor — | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
There But For I rub in the hand cream, slide it over giraffey age spots, sniff the petal scent. Marcus watches this ritual with unbridled irritation. Before he would have wanted the cream slick on my palm, the better to...Read more
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Stone Cold Love: A short play by Ciara Boyle- Written by Ciara Boyle who is 14 and a student at St Dominic’s Grammar School

Stone Cold Love: A short play by Ciara Boyle- Written by Ciara Boyle who is 14 and a student at St Dominic’s Grammar School | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Fighting Words 2019: Ciara Boyle is 14 and a student at St Dominic’s Grammar School, Falls Road, Belfast
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In praise of Iris Murdoch, by Ian d’Alton

In praise of Iris Murdoch, by Ian d’Alton | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Irish Women Writers: one of the great writers in English, her relationship as a southern Protestant exile with the land of her birth, as explored in both her fiction and personal life, was conflicted but fascinating
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