Kevin Power (born 19 August 1981) is an Irish writer and academic. He currently teaches in the School of English at Trinity College Dublin.[1] He writes regularly for The Sunday Business Post.[2] His novel Bad Day in Blackrock was published by The Lilliput Press, Dublin, in 2008[3] and filmed in 2012 as What Richard Did.[4] In April 2009 Power received the 2008 Hennessy XO Emerging Fiction Award for his short story "The American Girl"[5] and was shortlisted for RTÉ's Francis MacManus short story award in 2007 for his piece entitled "Wilderness Gothic".[6] He is the winner of the 2009 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.[7]

Irish writer Kevin Power


Power graduated from University College Dublin with a BA (2002), an MA (2003), and a PhD in American Literature in 2013.[8]


Bad Day in Blackrock (2010) White City (2021) The Written World (forthcoming, May 2022)


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  4. ^ PM, Michael Lavery-23 October 2012 04:00. "Movie based on Annabel's killing is sold across world".
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  6. ^ "Listen to 'Wilderness Gothic'". Archived from the original on 13 April 2010.
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  8. ^ Kevin Power Academic Staff, Trinity College Dublin.


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