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Posts Tagged: Ireland

Writing toward Meaning: A Conversation with Ethel Rohan

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Ethel Rohan discusses her new story collection, IN THE EVENT OF CONTACT.

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The Plague within a Plague: Ethel Rohan’s In the Event of Contact

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Rohan is masterful at mining these triads for their palpable uneasiness and unavoidable suffering.

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On Collective Trauma and Resilience: Talking with S. Kirk Walsh

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S. Kirk Walsh discusses her debut novel, THE ELEPHANT OF BELFAST.

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Belonging Is Everything: Talking with Georgina Lawton

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Georgina Lawton discusses her debut memoir, RACELESS.

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A Poetics of Questions: The Bower by Connie Voisine

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To learn is perhaps Voisine’s primary goal in writing the poems in The Bower.

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Identity Politics and the English Language: Naoise Dolan’s Exciting Times

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Who “owns” the English language?

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Tracy O’Neill

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Tracy O’Neill discusses her new novel QUOTIENTS.

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In Defense of Sinead O’Connor

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“Remember Sinead?” I asked. My mom nodded her head and shrugged.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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