People at Writers House

Belinda McKeon


Belinda McKeon's debut novel Solace (Scribner) won the 2011 Faber Prize and was voted Irish Book of the Year as well as being shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Kerry Group Prize. Her second novel, Tender, will be published in early 2015, and she has published short fiction in a number of anthologies, most recently Dubliners 100 (Tramp Press, Dublin). As a journalist, she has written on literature and the arts for the New York Times, the Paris Review, the Guardian and the Irish Times. Her plays have been produced in Dublin and New York, and she is under commission to the Abbey Theatre. 



Trinity College, Dublin B.A. English and Philosophy (2000)

University College, Dublin  MLitt Philosophy (2004)

Columbia University, New YorkMFA Fiction (2010)


Areas of specialization

20th Century and Contemporary Fiction and Non-Fiction; Irish Literature and Drama


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Office Hours 

Tuesdays 2:00-4:00 PM

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