Carlow Nationalist – Author and speaker to launch his second novel

Dr Eoghan Smith, whose new novel A Provincial Death will be launched on February 9

By Elizabeth Lee

An author and lecturer in English literature at Carlow College is about to launch his second novel. Dr. Eoghan Smith will speak and read his new novel ***A provincial death*** at the Visual arts centre, Carlow on Wednesday 9 February at 6pm.

Dedalus publishers describe Eoghan’s new novel as “lyrical and darkly comic”. ***A provincial death*** is a surprisingly original meditation on loneliness and perseverance, the consolations of art and philosophy, and the capacity of human beings to endure catastrophes”.

Eoghan graduated from UCD, where he obtained a BA in English and Philosophy in 2002 and an MA in Anglo-Irish Writing and Theater in 2003. He obtained a PhD in English from Maynooth University in 2009. In 2011 , he joined Carlow College. as a Lecturer in English, where he taught modules in Gothic Fiction, Literary Criticism, Modern and Contemporary Irish Writing and Creative Writing. Eoghan is currently the Academic and Research Development Project Manager.

***A provincial death*** is his second novel, after publishing ***The failing heart*** in 2018.

The launch of ***A provincial death*** takes place at Visual on February 9 at 6 p.m. To reserve tickets, log on to

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