Kevin Power


Kevin Power is a writer and critic. He was born in 1981 and attended University College Dublin where he received his BA in 2002 and his MA in 2003. His novel Bad Day in Blackrock was published by The Lilliput Press, Dublin, in 2008 and filmed in 2012 as What Richard Did, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, and picked up five awards at the Irish Film and Television Awards. Power has been the recipient of many prizes including the Hennessy XO Award for Emerging Fiction, the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and was Creative Writing Fellow at St Patrick’s college from 2014-2016. His writing has featured in various publications such as 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. In 2013 he completed a PhD in American Literature and went on to become an Assistant Professor in the School of English at Dublin City University from 2017-2018. He currently teaches on the MPhil in Creative Writing at Trinity College Dublin and his current research focuses on the fields of 20th and 21st century American literature and film, contemporary Irish literature, and science fiction.

In 2021, Power released White City, his muchanticipated second novel, to wide acclaim.

His latest book is The Written World: Essays & Reviews – his first non-fiction book.