Posts Tagged: Ireland

This Week In Indie Bookstores

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If you’ve ever wanted to own a bookstore, here’s your chance! Win this Wellsboro, Pennsylvania bookstore.

India’s Oxford Bookstore announced it will be holding its third Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize in 2017, a competition meant to honor book cover designers.

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The Rumpus Interview with Robert Glancy

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Robert Glancy discusses his sophomore novel, Please Do Not Disturb, growing up under a dictatorship, borrowing and stealing from reality, and his love of proverbs. ...more

The Alienation of an Irish Abortion

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Was it a dream? A nightmare? I felt like I’d been sold a lie. There was no husband or caring partner, no safe home or solid income. Just me, pregnant and alone, in an abortion clinic with my rapist. ...more

Fair Dancin’ Mad: A Scottish Town Fights Trump

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Councilor Ford pauses to catch his breath. “For goodness sakes do not elect [Trump]. It would be a catastrophe. Not only for the United States but for the world.” ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Anne Enright

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Anne Enright, author of, most recently, the novel The Green Road, talks with Elizabeth Isadora Gold about motherhood in reality and in fiction, and writing beyond labels and easy definitions. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Greg Baxter

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Novelist Greg Baxter talks about living abroad as an American, writing his new book, Munich Airport, and why he doesn't buy the defeatist clichés that people use to define our world and time. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Tomi Ungerer

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Writer and illustrator Tomi Ungerer discusses his exile in Ireland, being a target of censorship, and his work's recent resurgence of popularity in the US. ...more

Profile of “Pangaeic” Writer David Mitchell

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Fans of Cloud Atlas, a sextet of sweeping stylistic range, know well that Granta-recognized author David Mitchell has a knack for mimesis. But they may not know that he is also “uncommonly good at imitating nonhuman noises.” In anticipation of his new “psychovoltaic” novel, The Bone Clocks, Catherine Schultz walks with him through the Irish countryside as he discusses turning young adult “stew” into serious literature, dropping coins into the “slot called plot,” and writing using Google Maps.

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100,000 Free Books Dumped in Skip

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Cut to a skip adjacent the River Foyle in Derry, Ireland, where over 100,000, count ‘em, one-hundred thousand, books lie in massive piles, free for the taking.

“It’s heartbreaking to see what was once my life’s work being dumped into a skip but at least the books are being grabbed by members of the public and fair play to them”, [former joint owner of the Bookworm bookshop] said.

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Where Betty Byrne Lived

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Story is an integral part of the city of Dublin. Bronze statues of beloved writers roam the landscape, immortal: Wilde lounges “languidly on a crag in the park at Merrion Square,” while Joyce is “depicted rather more severely in bronze, leaning on his cane as he strolls down North Earl Street.”

Ever wondered what the tower in the opening scene of Ulysses actually looks like?

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Send A Letter Commemorating Irish Letters

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What a cool way to celebrate Ireland’s storytelling tradition: a new Irish stamp features the text of an entire short-short by 17-year-old Dubliner Eoin Moore.

Moore’s piece, about how “[t]he city embodies the people, and the people embody the city,” won out over “a host” of other entries at Roddy Doyle’s Fighting Words Centre.

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Irish Writers Online

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When my wife and I signed the lease on our new place, we fell into a discussion with our new landlord about writing and writers; not surprisingly, he’d come to the Rumpus to check out my work, and ended up checking out the rest of the site, and so a conversation about Mike Tyson led to a conversation about many other things.

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