Belinda McKeon

Belinda McKeon

Belinda McKeon’s first novel, Solace, won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, the Sunday Independent Best Newcomer Award and was named Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year in 2011, as well as being shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Her essays and journalism have appeared in the New York Times, the Paris Review, the Guardian and elsewhere. She grew up in rural Ireland and now lives in New York, where she teaches at Rutgers University. Tender (Picador, 2015) is her second novel. 

Solace: What the Press Say

Read some of the fabulous comments that the press has made regarding Solace, the debut novel from Belinda McKeon.

The start of something special

A few weeks ago I was sent the manuscript of a novel by a young Irish writer, Belinda McKeon. From the first pages I was enthralled: this was a writer who was talented and assured beyond her years and, I soon felt, a writer at the start of a glittering career.