Department of English Writer-in-Residence and Screenwriter-in-Residence

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 16:15

Maynooth University’s Department of English, Kildare County Council Library and Kildare Arts Services are delighted to announce the appointment of Eoin McNamee as Writer-in-Residence and Hugh Travers as Screenwriter-in-Residence. Eoin and Hugh will be running workshops on campus and through Kildare County Libraries for the academic year 2015/2016, as well as giving public readings and hosting events by invited writers and screenwriters from Ireland and further afield.
Maynooth University is delighted to be working with Kildare County Council Libraries and Kildare Arts Services in a partnership that sees artists supported in the community, and brings these artists into contact with students and the greater public. 
Eoin McNamee’s work has been nominated for, among other awards, the Booker Prize, and he is the author of many novels and screenplays. The final book in his acclaimed ‘Blue’ series, Blue is the Night, won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award in 2015. Maynooth University is honoured that Eoin will be joining us on campus for the coming year.
As a writer of drama, comedy, animation and theatre, Hugh Travers has been the recipient of many accolades. The critically acclaimed Lambo won awards in 2014 for Best Radio Play, while Green is the Colour was an enormously successful sports documentary for RTE. Among his current projects, Hugh is currently developing Hungry, a sitcom commissioned by Channel 4, as well as a full-length feature, Over the Bar. Maynooth University is thrilled to have Hugh with us for the coming year.
Both Eoin and Hugh will be attending the launch of Kildare Readers Festival Short Story Awards on Tuesday October 13th at 7pm in the John Paul II Library, Maynooth University.