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Andrew Meehan


  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

I joined the university in 2018. I am also a novelist, screenwriter, and an experienced script executive, most notably at the Irish Film Board where, as Head of Development, I nurtured the development of numerous Irish feature-films, including the Oscar-nominated animated feature Song of the Sea; the groundbreaking comedy Good Vibrations, and the recent critical and commercial success Black 47. I was also involved as an executive on a number of Oscar nominated and shortlisted short films.

My first novel One Star Awake, published in 2017 by New Island Books, was nominated for the 2018 Desmond Elliot Prize (which has been described as ‘the UK’s most prestigious prize for debut novelists'). It has been described by the Irish Examiner newspaper as ‘mesmerising, inventive, heart-wrenching, and brilliantly realised. The most interesting debut of 2017.’

In 2020, the book is being published in French translation (as À la première étoile) by Joelle Losfeld/Gallimard. And, with development funding from Screen Ireland, it is currently being adapted for film.

The Mystery of Love, my second novel, a fictional account of the marriage of Constance and Oscar Wilde, is being published by Head of Zeus books in February 2020.


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Summer Arts & Humanities
Emotion Arts & Humanities
Trauma Arts & Humanities
Restaurants Arts & Humanities
Short Story Arts & Humanities
Friendship Arts & Humanities
Germany Arts & Humanities
Quentin Tarantino Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2015 2020

À la première étoile

Meehan, A., 1 Apr 2020, (In preparation) Paris, France.

Research output: Book/ReportBook


The Mystery of Love

Meehan, A., 21 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) First ed. London. 260 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook



Desmond Elliot Prize

Andrew Meehan (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

honors and awards