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22 Jan 2024


1:45 pm - 3:00 pm


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Public Lecture – How to Write a Novel

Carlow College Lecturer in English & Creative Writing, Eoghan Smith, will draw on his own experience of writing a novel and the insights of other novelists. This lecture will mark the publication of his third novel A Mind of Winter.

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Eoghan Smith is the author of the novels The Failing Heart (Dedalus, 2018), A Provincial Death (Dedalus, 2022) and A Mind of Winter (Dedalus, 2023).

He has contributed essays, articles and reviews to a wide variety of publications, including The Irish TimesBooks IrelandThe Literary ReviewThe Dublin Review of Books, the Irish University Review, and the Irish Studies Review. He has also written a monograph on John Banville and was the co-editor of a collection of essays on Irish suburban literary and visual cultures. 

Eoghan teaches English literature across Carlow College’s undergraduate programmes, as well as the popular part-time course, Certificate in Creative Writing (Fiction).

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