Fin Keegan

Bio

 

I am a writer (and occasional broadcaster) covering general, literary, and environmental topics. I also chair writing workshops for SixPens.com and edit/evaluate manuscripts. My radio essay The Circling Fin, (listen here) appears weekly on WRFM in Westport. A related column appears fortnightly in the The Mayo News.

My play The Last of the Vegas Magicians appeared in the 2010 Las Vegas Fringe Festival. Previous plays appeared in Dublin at, among others, the Project Arts Centre, FilmBase, and the Samuel Beckett Theatre as part of 100 Minutes. My novel Utopia Closes was a semi-finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2008. A short story came second in the 2010 Jonathan Swift Satire Contest: other fiction and journalism has appeared in the Irish Times, on the BBC World Service, and in the Dublin Review of Books. My ebook on the life of James Joyce, Dubliner (2012: Green Lamp Media), is available on Amazon. More here: journalism; drama; fiction.

Born in Dublin, I lived 14 years in the United States where I produced a daily current affairs show for Nevada Public Radio KNPR, taught at the University of Nevada, interned for the Literary Department of The New Yorker magazine, and gained a Masters at Columbia University. While producing for KNPR, I won a regional EMA for my work. Returning to Ireland in 2007, I now live in Westport with my wife, Fiona Keane, and three children.

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