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Madeleine Keane

Madeleine Keane

Madeleine Keane is an editor, lecturer and award-winning travel journalist. She was educated at UCD and Trinity and worked in the editorial departments of Irish Tatler, Image Magazine and the publishing house Chatto & Windus.

She joined the Sunday Independent in 1988 and has been its Literary Editor for the last 18 years. She co-founded the Irish Book Awards and curated two writers’ festivals. She also presented a books programme for RTÉ TV (‘First Edition’) and has written a non-fiction careers guide for teenagers (What Will I Be? Mercier Press 1995). She was a member of the steering committee for the successful Dublin City of Literature Unesco bid. She regularly writes about books, theatre and travel. She has broadcast on tv and radio about books and publishing and presents at literary festivals and events. She lectures on writing at UCD and the Irish Writers’ Centre.

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