Belinda McKeon - Author

About the Author

Belinda McKeon, an award-winning playwright, was born in Ireland in 1979. She studied literature at Trinity College, Dublin, and is a contributor to the Irish Times. McKeon has an MFA from Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband.

 

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Zartlich

Zartlich

Author: Belinda McKeon Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2016

Als Catherine und James sich kennenlernen, ist es Seelenverwandtschaft von Anfang an. Beide sind sie aus der irischen Provinz in die aufregende und liberale Stadt Dublin gekommen, Catherine als Studentin der Literaturwissenschaft, James, um Fotograf zu werden, und beide sturzen sich mit derselben Neugier und Leidenschaft ins Leben. Doch wahrend Catherine in ihrer neuen Umgebung aufbluht, ist es fur James selbst im vermeintlich offenen Klima der Grostadt unmoglich, zu seiner Homosexualitat zu stehen. Sein Geheimnis schweit die beiden noch enger zusammen, aber dann verliebt sich Catherine in James, auch wenn sie ahnt, dass ihre Liebe aussichtslos. Beide verstricken sich immer haltloser in eine von widerspruchlichen Gefuhlen gepragte obsessive Beziehung und steuern sehenden Auges auf eine emotionale Katastrophe zu. Ein kluger, herzzerreiender Roman ber die Untiefen im schwer kartographierbaren Gebiet zwischen Freundschaft und Liebe.

Tender

Tender

Author: Belinda McKeon Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2016

Catherine and James are as close as two friends could ever be. They meet in Dublin in the late 1990s, she a college student, he a fledgling artist - both recent arrivals from rural communities, coming of age in a city which is teeming - or so they are told - with new freedoms, new possibilities. Catherine has never met anyone quite like James. Talented, quick-witted, adventurous and charismatic, he helps Catherine to open her eyes, to take on life with more gusto than she has ever before known how to do. But while Catherine's horizons are expanding, James's own life is becoming a prison: as changed as the new Ireland may be, it is still not a place in which he feels able to be himself. Catherine desperately wants to help, but as life begins to take the friends in different directions, she discovers that there is a perilously fine line between helping someone and hurting them further. And when crisis hits, Catherine must face difficult truths not just about her closest bond - but about herself. From the author of the multi-award-winning debut Solace comes another dazzling exploration of the complexities of human relationships, a novel about friendship and youth, about selfhood and sexuality, about the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we are taught to tell. Brave, moving and powerfully told, Tender confirms Belinda McKeon's status as one of the most exciting contemporary voices in Irish fiction.

A Kind of Compass Stories on Distance

A Kind of Compass Stories on Distance

Author: Belinda McKeon Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/09/2015

With stories from some of the best writers working today, A Kind of Compass brings us to places and situations we could never otherwise experience. Funny, unnerving, vivid and real, these stories evoke the nature of distance, exploring the many ways in which it is possible to feel far from home.

Tender

Tender

Author: Belinda McKeon Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2015

Catherine and James are as close as two friends could ever be. They meet in Dublin in the late 1990s, she a college student, he a fledgling artist - both recent arrivals from rural communities, coming of age in a city which is teeming - or so they are told - with new freedoms, new possibilities. Catherine has never met anyone quite like James. Talented, quick-witted, adventurous and charismatic, he helps Catherine to open her eyes, to take on life with more gusto than she has ever before known how to do. But while Catherine's horizons are expanding, James's own life is becoming a prison: as changed as the new Ireland may be, it is still not a place in which he feels able to be himself. Catherine desperately wants to help, but as life begins to take the friends in different directions, she discovers that there is a perilously fine line between helping someone and hurting them further. And when crisis hits, Catherine must face difficult truths not just about her closest bond - but about herself. From the author of the multi-award-winning debut Solace comes another dazzling exploration of the complexities of human relationships, a novel about friendship and youth, about selfhood and sexuality, about the lies we tell ourselves and the lies we are taught to tell. Brave, moving and powerfully told, Tender confirms Belinda McKeon's status as one of the most exciting contemporary voices in Irish fiction.

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