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Time present and time past

Are both perhaps present in time future…

And all the lastest scoops are present in the Lit Review


The IMRAM Irish Language Literature Festival starts this Thursday (6th October) with events, including a Gala evening of Irish and Czech Literature, continuing into next week.

The Dublin Theatre Festival is also ongoing, with performances of These Rooms, The Father and The Remains of Maisie Duggan continuing into next week.


The Monday Echo will be gathering in the Mezz on Monday for their weekly showcase of spoken word and musical performance.

Ó Bhéal will be hosting their own weekly gathering in the Long Valley Pub on Winthrop Street in Cork.


An investigation into the payments made by Italian publisher Adelphi Edizioni has alledgedly revealed the true identity of Elena Ferrante. The identity of the writer, who has thus far operated under the pseudonym Ferrante, has not been confirmed by publisher Sandro Ferri. The investigation has been met with widespread condemnation.

The future of the well known Three Lives bookshop is New York’s West Village is under threat after the property was sold to a luxury condo developer.

The second issue of Winter Pages; a journal edited by Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith, and published by Curlew Editions; will go on sale on the 11th October.


Publishing Ireland are offering a three month unpaid internship, beginning at the end of October. Interns will have their travel expenses reimbursed and will have the opportunity to work at the annual trade day at Dublin Book Festival.

Folens, an Irish publisher of post primary and secondary educational literature are seeking a development editor. Responsibilities include research, reviewing proofs and administrative duties.

The Irish Writers Centre are running a workshop in confessional writing this weekend. The workshop will be presented by Roisín Agnew.

The Twitterary Review

This week on Twitter, the Lit Review has been doing some investigative work.

Every book is an adventure.

This is hotting up…

But they’re not wearing the same clothes!

Dreams be dreams.

I’d hate to see his reaction after the Nobel Literature Prize each year…

See you next week!