Welcome to Writers House!

McKeon BBelinda 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


Office Room: 041

Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:00-4:00 PM

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Upcoming Events

 18 Oct 2018;
 08:00PM - 10:00PM
 Writers at Rutgers Reading Series: Frank Bidart
 19 Oct 2018;
 11:30AM - 12:30PM
 Inside the Writers House: Karen Tidbeck
 26 Oct 2018;
 02:50PM - 03:50PM
 Inside the Writers House: Paul Tremblay
 29 Oct 2018;
 11:30AM -
 Writers from Rutgers: October Event
 30 Oct 2018;
 02:50PM - 03:50PM
 Inside the Writers House: Brooke Bolander & Josh Malerman
 07 Nov 2018;
 02:50PM - 03:50PM
 Inside the Writers House: Alissa Nutting & Ben Marcus
 16 Nov 2018;
 01:10PM - 02:30PM
 Inside the Writers House: Karen Russell
 19 Nov 2018;
 09:50AM - 11:10AM
 Inside the Writers House: Idra Novey & Tommy Orange
 28 Nov 2018;
 11:30AM - 12:50PM
 Inside the Writers House: Nana Kwame Adjeu-Brenyah & Edward Carey

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