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Dr. Kevin Power B.A., M.A. (UCD)Assistant Professor

Research and Teaching Interests

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. His fiction and journalism have appeared in a wide range of venues, including The Stinging Fly, The Dublin Review, New Irish Short Stories (2011), Los Angeles Review of Books, The Irish Times, Literary Review, Irish Journal of American Studies, Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, and The Dublin Review of Books. He writes regularly for The Sunday Business Post. 

Kevin's teaching and research interests are focused on creative writing; 20th and 21st century American literature and film; contemporary Irish literature; and science fiction. He teaches on the MPhil in Creative Writing. 


Dr. Kevin Power
Assistant Professor of Literary Practice
Oscar Wilde Centre
School of English 
Trinity College 
Dublin 2
(01) 896 2944



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