Conor O'Callaghan is an Irish poet, novelist and memoirist. He teaches creative writing undergrad and postgrad modules. He is also course leader for the MA Writing and the new MA Creative Writing.
Conor O'Callaghan was born in Northern Ireland and grew up ten miles away in the Republic of Ireland. He has published four books of poetry, most recently The Sun King in 2013, and has published countless essays and reviews of contemporary poetry. His comic sport memoir Red Mist appeared from Bloomsbury in 2004. His first novel, Nothing on Earth, is due from Transworld/Doubleday in 2016.
Specialist areas of interest
Social Sciences and Arts
MA Writing, MA Creative Writing, BA Creative Writing
Gothic House Fictions
Nothing on Earth, a novel, to appear from Transworld/Doubleday in May 2016
O'Callaghan, C. (2011). Smoke ‘n’ Guns: A preface to a poem about marginal Souths and then the poem. Southern Cultures, 17 (1), 103-112. http://doi.org/10.1353/scu.2011.0000
O'Callaghan, C. (Ed.). (2013). The Wake Forest series in Irish poetry. Vol. 3. Wake Forest University Press. http://wfupress.wfu.edu/catalog/wake-forest-series-of-irish-poetry-iii/
O'Callaghan, C. (2013). The Sun King. Loughcrew: Gallery Press.
Creative Writing external examiner at Queens University, Belfast
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