Search Results for 'John Banville'

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John Banville to open Lady Gregory/Yeats Autumn Gathering

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Described as “one of the most imaginative literary novelists writing in the English language today,” John Banville will open The Lady Gregory - Yeats Autumn Gathering in September.

Book review: Claire-Louise Bennett's Pond

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"THERE WERE lines across the pages but they were imperceptible because of how dark it had become and once a word was written it was irretrievable, as if abducted. I went on, sinking words into the pages, perhaps wondering what or who was taking them in. And, then, for the first time that day, just as it was ending, I knew where I was – I was beneath the ground. I was far beneath the ground at last, and my blood thronged and my heart flounced back and forth bewitchingly. The pen came to settle in the seam of my notebook. Sooner or later, I thought, you’re going to have to speak up.”

‘Cré na Cille is a hymn to the Irish of Connemara’

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Since its publication in 1949, Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s Cré na Cille has been hailed as a masterpiece. Yet the novel has, in the words of John Banville, “remained locked away from non-Irish speakers”.

The Weekend in Mayo June 6 to 9

Leading literary figures, the many meanings of a daisy, futuristic battles for Earth, honeyed vocals and drumming fun are all up for graps in the entertainment scene in Mayo this weekend.

Erris Festival of Words to take place next month

Aras Inis Gluaire, the Arts Centre for Erris, is initiating an exciting new festival of literature in 2014, this will follow the great tradition of the former Force 12 festival.

Erris festival pulls in big names

Áras Inis Gluaire, the arts centre in Belmullet, has announced a new literary festival for north Mayo with some leading literary figures already secured for the inaugural event.

Erris festival pulls in big names

Áras Inis Gluaire, the arts centre in Belmullet, has announced a new literary festival for north Mayo with some leading literary figures already secured for the inaugural event.

Martin Dyar lands place on US international writing programme

NUI GALWAY graduate and award winner poet Martin Dyer has been awarded a place on the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

Film fleadh opening and closing films

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A SPANISH film starring Fionnuala Flanagan and Stephen Rea, and an adaptation of a John Banville novel open and close this year’s Galway Film Fleadh.

CĂșirt festival to be opened by Garry Hynes on Tuesday

The end of April will see books, readings, writers, prose, poetry, and theatre celebrated and enjoyed throughout the city when the Cúirt festival begins next week.

 

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