Conal Creedon, UCC Writer-in-Residence 2016-17, has been appointed as Adjunct Professor of Creative Writing in the School of English

14 Jul 2017

Critically acclaimed novelist, playwright and documentary maker will continue his close association with the School

Cork novelist, playwright and film documentary maker, Conal Creedon, has been appointed as Adjunct Professor in the School of English. Conal is an internationally renowned Cork novelist, short story writer, playwright and broadcaster. His novels include Pancho and Lefty Ride Out (1995), Passion Play (1999), Second City Trilogy (2007) and most recently, The Immortal Deed of Michael O’Leary. His plays include The Trial Of Jesus (2000), Glory Be To The Father (2002), After Luke (2005) and When I Was God (2005), and have won two Irish National Business To Arts Awards and have been shortlisted for the Irish Times Theatre Awards. Productions of his plays have also won awards at the 2009 and 2013 Irish New York Theatre Awards. He has also written over 60 hours of radio drama ─ broadcast on RTÉ, Lyric FM, BBC, BBC Radio 4 & BBC World Service.

Conal served as the writer in residence at UCC in the 2016/17 academic year, during which time he taught on the MA in Creative Writing and offered workshops to students and the wider UCC community. The School is delighted to be continuting to work closely with Conal in his role as Adjunct Professor.

For a full biography, see his website at 

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