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THE FIRST paragraph in the first story of Nicole Flattery’s first collection, Show Them a Good Time, reads: “The schemes were for people with plenty of time, or people not totally unfamiliar with being treated like shit. I was intimate with both situations. Management interviewed me - bizarre questions through an inch of plexiglass: How long, in hours, have you been unemployed? Did you misspend your youth throwing stones at passing cars?"
AS TECHNOLOGY progresses, at what point will the distinctions between machines and humans become blurred? Can poetry still be a voice or rage and reason against oppression and discrimination? And Irish literature, what lies behind its recent renaissance?
ONE OF the most exciting new voices in Irish fiction is Galway based writer Nicole Flattery, whose debut short story collection, Show Them A Good Time, was recently acquired as part of a six figure UK deal.
THE STINGING Fly magazine was born in 1998 with the specific aim in mind of providing a platform in Ireland for new short stories, some of which are nowe collected in Stinging Fly Stories, edited by Sarah Gilmartin and Declan Meade, and published by Stinging Fly Press.
Roscommon Arts Centre has announced that award-winning novelist Kevin Barry’s Autumn Royal will close its national tour right in Roscommon on June 1 and 2.
The summer season of events at Roscommon Arts Centre has just been announced and it is going to be another busy season at the popular entertainment venue.
Patrick Kavanagh never spoke about poetry or literature to his friends. The Monaghan born poet and novelist, who grew up on a small farm, was more inclined to talk about everyday news, politics, Marilyn Monroe, horse racing, and goodlooking, rich women or medical students who caught his eye. And there were quite a few of these!
"ONE OF the most innovative, original, and downright entertaining events I'd been to in a long time," was how writer Kevin Barry described the INISH: Island Conversations Festival, which returns next month.
PLACING THE Word, the art exhibition mounted as part of the Cúirt Festival programme, and featuring work by Galway artists Dolores Lyne and Margaret Irwin, continues at the Black Gate Cultural Centre, St Francis Street.
Mayo writer Mike McCormack is celebrating this week after an amazing double swoop in the world of literary awards. On Wednesday night he was named as the Irish Novel of the Year at the Bord Gais Irish Book of the Year Awards and last weekend, he won the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize for Fiction — both for his third novel Solar Bones, triumphing over a shortlist which also included Irish writer Eimear McBride and Irish-Canadian writer Anakana Schofield.