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Eoin Macken – In the murky mind of a teenage boy


Deirdre Reynolds on the debut novel from screenwriter, actor and director Eoin Macken: “Multitalented Macken has told how the story of a 15-year-old Dublin lad called Sam, struggling to find his way in the world after falling in with the wrong crowd, is partly autobiographical, although presumably not the bits about skipping off school or shoplifting a porno mag. And while you can’t exactly imagine Ireland’s own Dr McDreamy having had trouble with girls or the ‘in’ gang growing up, like Sam does, he certainly writes it well.”

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Actor Eoin Macken lands Best Newcomer nomination at Irish Book Awards

“He’s already top of his game in the acting world, and now Eoin Macken has landed a nomination at this year’s Irish Book Awards. The Dublin actor, best known for his role in BBC drama Merlin, has been nominated in the Best Newcomer category. The nomination comes just weeks after his debut novel Kingdom of Scars was released in Ireland. Meanwhile TV presenter Graham Norton has been nominated in the Best Nonfiction category.”

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Eoin Macken launches his debut novel Kingdom of Scars