Literary Arts

An Evening with Claire Keegan

Organised by: Asia Creative Writing Programme
Performed by: Claire Keegan
  • Date:
    14 May 2023
  • Time:
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Duration:
  • Venue:
    Asian Civilisations Museum
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  • Admission:

    Deadline for registration: 28 April 2023, Friday, 5 PM.
  • Advisory:
    10 years old and above (no age cap!) - Reading fluency is a must


Join us for an evening with Booker Prize shortlisted writer, Claire Keegan, where Claire will read from her fiction and answer questions about her work and writing life.

This workshop is kindly supported by NTU's School of Humanities and the National Arts Council.


Claire Keegan was raised on a farm on the Wicklow/Wexford border. Her works have won numerous awards and are translated into more than thirty languages. Antarctica won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Walk the Blue Fields won the Edge Hill Prize for the finest collection of stories published in the British Isles. Foster, after winning the Davy Byrnes Award — then the world's richest prize for a story — was chosen by The Times as one of the top 50 works to be published in the 21st Century. It is now part of the school syllabus in Ireland. Her latest, Small Things Like These, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Rathbones Folio Prize. It won the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, the Ambassadors' Prize for best Irish novel published in France, and The Kerry Prize for Irish Novel of the year. It is now nominated for the Dublin Literary Award, the world's richest literary prize, which is presented annually for the best novel in the world written or translated into English.


The Asia Creative Writing Programme is a joint initiative funded by the National Arts Council of Singapore and the School of Humanities at Nanyang Technological University.
Leading international and local writers are appointed as Visiting Writers to teach creative writing workshops and masterclasses, as well as mentor and guide emerging, developing and advanced writers in Singapore.

An Evening with Claire Keegan