Paul Lynch, 2023 Arts Council Writer-in-Residence at Maynooth University Department of English, shortlisted for the Booker Prize

Paul Lynch, Arts Council Writer in Residence
Friday, September 22, 2023 - 10:00

Paul Lynch, who is currently the Arts Council Writer-in-Residence at Maynooth University, has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize for his fifth novel, Prophet Song, a brilliant imagining of extremism in an alternate or near-future Ireland. 
Paul began work on Prophet Song while he was the 2019 Kildare County Council Writer-in-Residence at Maynooth, so the pride from the university, particularly from the English Department where these residencies are situated, is immense. 
Paul will teach a module on creativity and novel-writing to students this semester on the MA in Creative Writing, which is in its second year. The Arts Council residency also supports the writer in the creation of new work, with office space and other supports. During this busy and exciting time for Paul, we extend to him our warmest congratulations and our thanks for his generosity and engagement with our student writers at both postgraduate and undergraduate level.