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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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City of Books - Interview with Eoin McNamee

City of Books - Interview with Eoin McNamee | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Martina Devlin talks books with people who believe stories matter. And that you can never have too many books.
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Kit de Waal to be the new University of Limerick Writer in Residence

Kit de Waal to be the new University of Limerick Writer in Residence | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Kit de Waal is ‘humbled and overjoyed’ to be appointed as the new Creative Writing Writer in Residence at University of Limerick.
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Thirty-four Irish bookshops for your online Christmas shopping

Thirty-four Irish bookshops for your online Christmas shopping | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Ireland has no shortage of home-grown websites to buy presents from this holiday season
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No more Mr Nearly... Writer Donal Ryan on his award-winning sixth novel - Independent.ie

No more Mr Nearly... Writer Donal Ryan on his award-winning sixth novel - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Could there be a more popular winner of the 2020 An Post Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year than Donal Ryan, for his sixth novel, Strange Flowers? Ryan is loved by critics, readers and fellow writers (most, anyway…) alike, because as well as a beautiful writer, he is, by all accounts, a properly nice guy. And his good press holds true - literally the first thing he does when I ring to talk to him after the happy announcement, is to congratulate me on being shortlisted in a different category.
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The Second Coming Centenary Book

The Second Coming Centenary Book | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We are delighted to launch this small, limited edition book to mark the centenary of the publication of WB Yeats’ great poem The “Second Coming”.
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Jonathan Cape to publish Bennett's second novel, Checkout 19 | The Bookseller

Jonathan Cape to publish Bennett's second novel, Checkout 19 | The Bookseller | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Vintage imprint Jonathan Cape will publish Checkout 19 by Claire-Louise Bennett, author of Pond (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2015).
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Kennys Bookshop has no margin for error | Ireland | The Sunday Times

Kennys Bookshop has no margin for error | Ireland | The Sunday Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tomás Kenny of Kennys Bookshop in Galway struggles to explain how he got involved in the family business, which marks its 80th anniversary today. For as long as he can remember, Kenny has always been
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'Snow': John Banville Imitates Himself

'Snow': John Banville Imitates Himself | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Over the past decade, John Banville has frankly apprenticed himself to the masters, including Henry James and Raymond Chandler. With his new novel, he’s come full circle.
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Watch: Dublin Book Festival - Marian Keyes in conversation

Watch: Dublin Book Festival - Marian Keyes in conversation | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Join us for the Dublin City Libraries Readers' Day at Dublin Book Festival, with bestselling author and national treasure, Marian Keyes, in conversation with The Irish Times' Róisí
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Cartoon City by Ferdia Mac Anna - read an extract

Cartoon City by Ferdia Mac Anna - read an extract | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
We are delighted to present an extract from Ferdia Mac Anna's Cartoon City in celebration of its 20th anniversary reissue.
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John Banville: could I win the Booker Prize now as a straight, white male? 'I despise this woke movement.'

John Banville: could I win the Booker Prize now as a straight, white male? 'I despise this woke movement.' | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
'I despise this woke movement,' the 2005 Booker winner said
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Irish authors’ recipes to write home about

Irish authors’ recipes to write home about | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
When not cooking up their next book, Irish writers work their magic in the kitchen
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Watch Enda Walsh's short film Touch, about the elderly people in care during covid, an RTÉ Arts Project

Watch Enda Walsh's short film Touch, about the elderly people in care during covid, an RTÉ Arts Project | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Enda Walsh, Touch
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Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin wins major Chinese poetry prize and €10,000 bottle of Baijiu

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin wins major Chinese poetry prize and €10,000 bottle of Baijiu | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Edna O’Brien 90th birthday lecture; Kit de Waal joins UL; Maggie O’Farrell honoured
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Banville criticised by fellow Booker winner for saying he despises ‘woke’ movement

Banville criticised by fellow Booker winner for saying he despises ‘woke’ movement | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Wide-ranging Hay Festival interview tackles crime fiction, religion and the Irish novel
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My America: Joseph O'Neill

My America: Joseph O'Neill | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Award-winning writer Joseph O'Neill discusses his transition from lawyer to novelist and how his deracinated upbringing has impacted his work.
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The Dock/ Reading Room Short Story Competition. | What's On | The Dock

The Dock is Leitrim's centre for the arts with Theatre and Music Performances, Exhibitions, Projects, Workshops and Classes.
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Booker Prize winner John Banville slams 'woke' movement as 'a religious cult' 

Booker Prize winner John Banville slams 'woke' movement as 'a religious cult'  | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The Irish novelist, who won the Booker Prize in 2005, said he would not win the acclaimed award today because he is a 'white, straight man.'
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As bookshops reopen, everyone involved takes stock

As bookshops reopen, everyone involved takes stock | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
For writers, publishers and retailers, the pandemic is presenting unusual challenges
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Evil, deep, crisp and even in Banville's whodunnit - Independent.ie

Evil, deep, crisp and even in Banville's whodunnit - Independent.ie | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
The year is 1957 and 'snow is general all over Ireland', our narrator tells his boss in John Banville's latest novel. The literary allusion to Joyce is one of many stylistic flourishes in Snow which signals that, while this is a police procedural, it is written by John Banville, who has himself killed off Benjamin Black, the nom de plume hitherto used to pen his crime capers.
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With His New Mystery Novel, John Banville Kills Off a Pen Name "Doesn't need that rascal anymore" - The New York Times

With His New Mystery Novel, John Banville Kills Off a Pen Name "Doesn't need that rascal anymore" - The New York Times | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
“Snow” would normally have been published under the pseudonym Benjamin Black, but Banville says he doesn’t need that “rascal” anymore.

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Watch: RTÉ Arena from the Dublin Book Festival

Watch: RTÉ Arena from the Dublin Book Festival | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Tune in for an evening of conversation and music with RTÉ Radio 1's cultural guru, Seán Rocks, as he hosts a special all-star edition of RTÉ Arena celebrating this year's Dublin Boo
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The Book Show: Banville on Butler, and imaginary must-reads

The Book Show: Banville on Butler, and imaginary must-reads | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
On The Book Show on RTÉ Radio 1 this week, John Banville tells us why we should read the essays of Hubert Butler.
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Best fiction of 2020 | Best books of the year | The Guardian

Best fiction of 2020 | Best books of the year | The Guardian | The Irish Literary Times | Scoop.it
Hilary Mantel, Ali Smith and Tsitsi Dangarembga completed landmark series, Martin Amis turned to autofiction and Elena Ferrante returned to Naples – plus a host of brilliant debuts
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