ANDREW MEEHAN

Agent: Sarah Williams

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Andrew’s short fiction has been published in The Stinging Fly, The Moth, Banshee and Winter Papers, as well as in TOWN & COUNTRY: The Faber Book of New Irish Stories, edited by Kevin Barry. In September 2017, his debut novel ONE STAR AWAKE was published in Ireland by New Island Books. ONE STAR AWAKE has been longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize, the UK's most prestigious award for debut novelists. It has been described by the Irish Examiner as 'mesmerising, inventive, heart-wrenching, and brilliantly realised. The most interesting debut of 2017.'

Prior to writing full-time, Andrew was for many years Head of Development at the Irish Film Board. There, he nurtured numerous Irish feature-films, including the Oscar-nominated animated feature SONG OF THE SEA; Lenny Abrahamson’s WHAT RICHARD DID; and the groundbreaking comedy GOOD VIBRATIONS. Andrew also writes screenplays, and is at work on two films: THE BEST BAR IN BAGHDAD, a comedy for Alan Moloney at Parallel Films; and THIS IS THE LIFE, a bittersweet love-story for the director Brian Durnin. Both films are in funded development with the Irish Film Board.

 

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