Kevin Curran talks about Claire Keegan, William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy and many more, revealing how teaching, reading and writing are the touchstones of his life—as he tells Ruth McKee which books he’d save if his house was on fire.
Kevin Curran is from Balbriggan and has been a secondary-school teacher in his hometown for over a decade. His fiction largely concentrates on working class life in the Dublin suburbs. His first novel, Beatsploitation, was published in 2013 and brought him national attention due to his depiction of Ireland’s new multicultural landscape. Citizens was published in 2016, and his new novel, Youth, is out now with Lilliput Press.