Belinda McKeon's first novel, Solace, won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the Sunday Independent Best Newcomer Award, and was named Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year in 2011, as well as being shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Her essays and journalism have appeared in the New York Times, the Paris Review, the Guardian and elsewhere. She grew up in the Irish midlands and now lives in New York. She teaches at Rutgers University.
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Two Picador authors have been longlisted for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.
Read on for Belinda's extensive list of what's worth reading - the books, the blogs and on Twitter.
Read some of the fabulous comments that the press has made regarding Solace, the debut novel from Belinda McKeon.
Both Belinda McKeon and John Butler feature in an Irish Independent feature as part of 'Wild New Wave of Irish Writers'.
Read an extract from Belinda McKeon's beautiful novel, Solace, out 19 August 2011.
A few weeks ago I was sent the manuscript of a novel by a young Irish writer, Belinda McKeon. From the first pages I was enthralled: this was a writer who was talented and assured beyond her years and, I soon felt, a writer at the start of a glittering career.
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by @belindamckeon - 2 days ago
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by @belindamckeon - 3 days ago
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