Belinda McKeon at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Belinda McKeon at Edinburgh International Book Festival
Location: The Spiegeltent, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 1AF
The Spiegeltent
St Andrew Square Edinburgh, EH2 1AF UNITED KINGDOM

Date: 17/08/2015 10:15 - 17/08/2015 11:15


Her debut novel, Solace, was rapturously received, but Tender, Belinda McKeon's unforgettable second, is a masterful and moving examination of human relationships that confirms the Brooklyn-based Irish novelist as a major international talent. Similarly profound in its mapping of a triangular love affair, in this case in strike-afflicted 1980s South Wales, Wayne Price's Mercy Seat is the eagerly-awaited first novel by this Scotland-based Welsh writer.

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.