Arnold Thomas Fanning interview

Arnold Thomas Fanning interview

On October 7th as part of Limerick Mental Health Week Prof. Eoin Devereux, University of Limerick, will interview Arnold Thomas Fanning, author of the best-selling memoir Mind on Fire.  


The free event takes place at 7pm in University of Limerick. Tickets may be booked from here 


Arnold Thomas Fanning

Arnold Thomas Fanning’s short stories, articles, and essays have been published in The Dublin Review, Banshee, The Irish Times, Crazyhorse Magazine, Hot Press, The Phoenix Anthology of New Irish Writing, gorse,,, and The Lonely Crowd.  His work has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and RTÉ Radio 1 including for Arena and A Living Word. His most recent play McKenna’s Fort won the Oscar Wilde Award for Best New Writing in the 13th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, and in 2017 he received an Arts Council Bursary in Literature. Mind on Fire: A Memoir of Madness and Recovery, his first book, was published by Penguin Ireland in 2018 and was shortlisted for the Butler Literary Award, The Irish Book Awards Newcomer of the Year, and the Wellcome Book Prize


Professor Eoin Devereux

Eoin is a professor, Sociologist and Creative Writer based in the Department of Sociology at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He has published extensively on the media and on popular music. His essay Waltzing Back: The Cranberries 1990-1993 was published as part of the 2018 Box Set Release of The Cranberries debut album ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?’ (Universal Music, London). Eoin writes short fiction and poetry. Shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Awards in 2018, Eoin’s creative writing has been published in The Irish Times, Southwards, HCE Review, The Ogham Stone, The Galway Review, The Bohemyth, Boyne Berries, Number Eleven. His flash fiction story ‘Mrs Flood’ came second in the RTE Bookshow ‘100 Words, 100 Books Competition’ and was subsequently published in a collection of the same title by the O’Brien Press. Eoin’s fiction and memoir work has been broadcast by the Bookshow RTE Radio 1 and Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio 1. He has lectured on the University of Limerick Frank McCourt Summer School in Creative Writing at NYU, New York since its inception in 2016. Eoin is also a member of the art-rock band Section 17.