Thursday, April 5, 2:00pm
Location: Beinecke Library, Room 38
Author Belinda McKeon will give a reading from her novel Solace(2011). McKeon will also discuss the theme of literary research in her writing and her own literary archives. The forum will conclude with viewing some of the manuscripts of the late-18th-century/early-19th-century author Maria Edgeworth, who figures in Solace (one of the central characters of the novel, Mark, is a graduate student writing a dissertation on Maria Edgeworth).
Belinda McKeon was born in Ireland in 1979. Her debut novel, Solacewas published by Scribner in 2011. It was voted Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book of the Year 2011, as well as being named a Kirkus Outstanding Debut and winning the Sunday Independent Best Newcomer award at the Irish Book Awards. McKeon lives between Brooklyn and Ireland and has written on the arts for The Irish Timessince 2000. As a playwright, she has had work produced in New York and Dublin, and is currently under commission to the Abbey Theatre.
Yale University Library’s Standing Committee on Professional Awareness, SCOPA, strives to encourage professional growth and the development of librarianship as a dynamic profession. SCOPA organizes a regular series of forums devoted to a wide range of topics concerning initiatives in Yale libraries and academic libraries in general. SCOPA welcomes suggestions concerning possible future forums.