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Belinda McKeon

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Belinda McKeon
in conversation with Joseph O’Neill (author of The Dog and Netherland)

Tuesday, February 16 | 7:30 PM

“Immersive, unflinching yet humane…richly nuanced and utterly absorbing.”  - The Guardian

“There is a simply not a false note anywhere in Tender…a work rich with wisdom, truth and beauty.” - The Irish Times

“This is writing of a very high order.” - The Sunday Times

Belinda McKeon, the award-winning author of Solace (2011) and IAC PoetryFest co-curator, launches her second novel, Tender, a searing novel of friendship, sexuality and obsession, set in 1990s Dublin at a time of dramatic social and political change. Published in 2015 in Ireland and the UK to glowing reviews, Tender has just been shortlisted for the Novel of the Year award at the Irish Book Awards and was a Book Expo America Buzz Book for 2015. 

Belinda McKeon is the author of two novels, Tender (2012) and Solace (2011), which won the Faber Prize and was named Irish Book of the Year. She is also the editor of the short story anthology A Kind of Compass: Stories on Distance, just published by Tramp Press. Her essays and journalism have appeared in The New York Times, the Paris Review, the Guardian and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Rutgers University.


 


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Joseph O'Neill was born in Cork, Ireland, and grew up in Mozambique, South Africa, Iran, Turkey, and Holland. His work includes The Dog (read at IAC fall 2015), the novel Netherland, winner of the 2009 Pen/Faulkner award and the Kerry Fiction Prize, and the non-fiction book Blood-Dark Track. He lives in New York City.


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