Author of Bad Day in Blackrock (Lilliput Press, 2008; Pocket Books, 2010), filmed as What Richard Did (Element Films, 2012). PhD in American Literature. Winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature 2009 and the Hennessy XO Award for Emerging Fiction 2008. Writes regularly for The Sunday Business Post and Literary Review. Has also written for The Dublin Review, Los Angeles Review of BooksThe MillionsThe Dublin Review of BooksThe Irish Times, The Irish Independent, The Sunday Times, Strange Horizons, UCD ScholarcastThe Mailer Review, Emerging Perspectives, The Stinging FlyShort fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Banshee, on RTE Radio 1, in Reading the Future (Arlen House 2017), in The Stinging Fly,  The Sunday Business Post, The Hennessy Book of Irish Writing 2005-2015 (New Island 2015), New Irish Short Stories (Faber 2011), These Are Our Lives (Stinging Fly Press 2006), Guts, Circle & Square (Fiery Arrow 2015). New novel on the way. Tweets @KevPow3.