New book launch for Carlow College Lecturer, Dr Eoghan Smith

The latest novel by Carlow College Lecturer in English, Eoghan Smith, A Mind of Winter, will be launched at Hodges Figgis Bookshop, Dublin, at 6.00pm on 5th October 2023.

A Mind of Winter is the third novel of Eoghan’s to be published by Dedalus , who also published The Failing Heart (2018) and A Provincial Death (2022). Dedalus will also launch a new Irish imprint at the event.

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

 

About A Mind of Winter

Poignant, haunting, and absurdly comic, A Mind of Winter is a tale of lost lives, guilt, punishment, and the cruelties we inflict upon ourselves and others.

A bitter January day on the outskirts of a small Irish university town, and Fox, a reclusive researcher, has just received a phone call. His former girlfriend Clara has brought word that his mentor and love rival is gravely ill and, what’s more, the dying man has some final things he needs to say. Now Fox must set out through the snow and ice to reckon with the ghosts of the past.

 

About the Author

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 Times, Books Ireland, The Literary Review, The 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. 

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