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Trinity alumnus Michael Longley wins PEN Pinter literary award

The annual prize, first established in 2009, is awarded to a writer from the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland or the Commonwealth

Trinity alumnus Michael Longley has been awarded the 2017 PEN Pinter award for his poetry. He will receive the award at a ceremony in the British Library on October 10th, where he will also give an address.

The annual prize,

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A bookworm’s guide to Dublin’s literary havens

This week saw Lit Soc bring its members on a book crawl across the city, hand-picking the bookshops every avid reader in Trinity should visit.

trinity-lifeOn Wednesday February 15, the Literary Society gathered with members and book enthusiasts alike at the front of  House 6 to begin their tour of bookshops and literary hubs in Dublin.  In good spirit, we left campus for the first

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Music, readings and more at LitSoc’s Songs of Ice and Fire

LitSoc give new life to some of our all-time favourite books at their highly anticipated event, Songs of Fire and Ice

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Tuesday evening saw the Literary Society’s event Songs of Ice and Fire take place in the GMB. To say it was ‘lit’ would be an understatement. The plush sofas of the room made for the perfect environment to listen to

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Release Salinger’s manuscripts!

Another year has gone by and Salinger’s unpublished works remain a mystery to the public; how long will his literary estate keep this up? And is posthumous publication ever really unjustifiable?

COMMENTImagine this: it’s 2005 and J.D. Salinger is seated in his small shed nestled somewhere in the hills of Cornish, New Hampshire, alone. Little notecards charting his infamous characters like Holden Caulfield and Seymour Glass flutter from a large bulletin …

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What this Nobel in Literature really means

Svetlana Alexievich’s win isn’t just a win for women, but for an entire underappreciated literary genre

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When Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in Literature last week, I immediately received word of the achievement from a friend on Twitter. She tweeted to me, “LIT JOURNO NOBEL!!!” to which I replied, “AND A WOMAN!!!” To

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