Fin Keegan

Writer and Broadcaster

Fin Keegan is a writer (journalism, drama, fiction) and broadcaster (production, hosting). He also chairs writing workshops for and edits and evaluates manuscripts.

His play The Last of the Vegas Magicians appeared in the 2010 Las Vegas Fringe Festival. Previous plays/short appeared in Dublin at, among others, the Project Arts Centre, FilmBase, and the Samuel Beckett Theatre as part of 100 Minutes. His novel Utopia Closes was a semi-finalist for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2008. A short story came second in the 2010 Jonathan Swift Satire Contest: other fiction and journalism has appeared in the Irish Times, on the BBC World Service, and in the Dublin Review of Books

He has made two BAI-funded radio documentaries as well as a short feature for RTE Lyric FM. His radio essay The Circling Fin, was broadcast weekly on WRFM in Westport for over two years. A related column appeared fortnightly in the The Mayo News.

Born in Dublin, he lived 14 years in the United States where he produced a daily current affairs show for Nevada Public Radio KNPR, taught at the University of Nevada, interned for the Literary Department of The New Yorker magazine, and gained a Masters at Columbia University. While producing for KNPR, he won a regional EMA for his work. Returning to Ireland in 2007, he now live in Westport with his wife, Fiona Keane, and three children.

His work has been described as as "exuberantly satiric and acid-edged" by the Daily Mail and "riotous...brilliant", by MetroLife Dublin.