Eoin McNamee was born in County Down, Northern Ireland and lives in Sligo. He is critically acclaimed as an adult novelist, the best known title being Resurrection Man, which was also made into a film. It has been described as: ‘one of the most outstanding pieces of Irish fiction to come along in years’ by the Irish Times.
Other novels include The Blue Tango, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize, and Orchid Blue, described by John Burnside in the Guardian as ‘not only into a political novel of the highest order but also that rare phenomenon, a genuinely tragic work of art.’ He was awarded the Macauley Fellowship for Irish Literature in 1990.
In addition to his literary novels, Eoin has written two thrillers under the pseudonym John Creed. His first book for children was The Navigator, followed by its sequel City Of Time.
Eoin will be conducting a series of 1-2-1 clinics, public readings and creative writing workshops.
Places are limited so anyone interested needs to contact the library in advance to book a place. For the writing clinics, participants will be required to submit their work to library staff by Wednesday 15 March. For more information, please contact the relevant library – details as follows:
Ballymena Central Library (5 Pat's Brae, BT43 5AX), on t: 028 2563 3950 or e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Banbridge Library (23 Scarva Road, BT32 3AD) on t: 028 4062 3973 or e: email@example.com
Belfast Central Library (Royal Avenue, BT1 1EA) on t: 028 9050 9150 or e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cregagh Library (409-413 Cregagh Road, BT6 0LF) on t: 028 9040 1365 or e: email@example.com