McKeon, Belinda

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  • Belinda McKeon
  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Email: belinda.mckeon@rutgers.edu
  • Office: Murray Hall | Room 041
  • Bio: 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,was published in 2015, and she has published short fiction in a number of anthologies. 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. Education Trinity College, Dublin B.A. English and Philosophy (2000) University College, Dublin MLitt Philosophy (2004) Columbia University, New York MFA Fiction (2010) Areas of specialization 20th Century and Contemporary Fiction and Non-Fiction; Irish Literature and Drama