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Author event with Louise Nealon. TCD Creative Writing student event (Private event)

April 5 at 1:00 pm

Louise Nealon will join Kevin Power, Assistant Professor of Literary Practice, School of English, TCD, and students from the MPhil in Creative Writing. 

This is a private event.

Louise Nealon is a writer from County Kildare. She has a degree in English literature from Trinity College Dublin and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast. In 2017, she won the Cork International Short Story Competition. Her debut novel, Snowflake was released in May 2021, and won Newcomer of the Year at the An Post Book Awards. Snowflake has been translated into several languages including German, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Croatian, Slovakian and Chinese. Her short story ‘What Feminism Is,’ is currently being adapted into a short film by Pure Divilment Pictures. Louise is currently working on her second novel.

Kevin Power is a novelist and critic. He graduated from University College Dublin with a BA in 2002, an MA in 2003, and a PhD in American Literature in 2013. His first novel, Bad Day in Blackrock, was published in 2008 and was filmed as What Richard Did (2012), directed by Lenny Abrahamson. In 2008 Kevin won the Hennessy XO Award for Emerging Fiction and in 2009 he won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. From 2014 to 2016 Kevin was Creative Writing Fellow at St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra; in 2017-18 he was Assistant Professor in the School of English, Dublin City University. In 2021 his second novel, White City, was published by Scribner UK, and was shortlisted for the Eason Irish Novel of the Year, the Dalkey Book Festival Novel of the Year, and the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year awards. In 2022 he published a collection of criticism, The Written World: Essays and Reviews, with The Lilliput Press.

Kevin’s teaching and research interests are focused on creative writing; creative writing pedagogy;  20th and 21st century American literature and film; and contemporary Irish literature. He teaches on the MPhil in Creative Writing and supervises candidates for the PhD in Literary Practice.


April 5
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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