Awards for A Lonely Note

In 2017 A Lonely Note won two significant awards: the Literacy Association of Ireland book award in the YA category, and an IBBY Ireland’s Honour Book for Writing.

Here is what the judges of the LAI award had to say about the novel:

“A quite wonderful addition to the literature for young adults describing the immigrant experience, this is a stand-out book. … The story is beautifully written, with well-developed characters that tackles issues such as bullying, alienation, religion and teenage uncertainty, seamlessly woven into an engaging and gripping story. It has a great voice and is a well-written account of the struggle for identity. Simply superb.”

Latest Writings

Kevin has published two recent articles on American fiction in the Dublin Review of Books: “No Hope of an End,” a review of Nicole Krauss’s novel Forest Dark, and “Connoisseur of Foolishness,” an interview with the great novelist and short story writer Thomas McGuane.