Kevin Maher (writer)

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Kevin Maher
EducationUniversity College Dublin
  • Writer
  • film critic
Years active1994-present

Kevin Maher (born 1972) is an Irish writer. He is primarily known as a journalist and chief film critic at The Times.[1] His work has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, and The Observer. His debut novel, The Fields, was published by Reagan Arthur Books in 2013.[2][3] It was listed in the 2013 Waterstones 11, a literary book prize aimed at promoting debut authors.

Early life

Maher was born in West Dublin, Ireland in 1972.[4] He graduated from the University College Dublin in 1994 with an MA degree in film. During his graduation, he wrote for university magazines.[5]


After graduating, Maher moved to London in 1994 to focus on journalism.[4] But before starting his career as a film critic, he worked as a waiter for several years.[6] He wrote for the The Face[7]and Time Out before joining The Times. He took a year off in 2001 after having his first child and in 2002, he first approached to The Times to write for it.[5] He joined the newspaper in 2004.[8]

Personal life

Maher lives in Hertfordshire, England along with his three children and wife.[4]


  • The Fields - 2013

The book chronicled the story of a young man facing troubles and his family living in love and in pieces. It was Maher's debut novel which received praise as The Guardian described it as a "laugh-out-loud read Irish debut with pin-sharp period detail and a frenetic comic energy."[9]


  1. ^ "Kevin Maher | The Times & The Sunday Times". Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  2. ^ O'Malley, JP (5 April 2013). "Interview with a writer: Kevin Maher". The Spectator. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  3. ^ Burton, Charlie (24 April 2013). "A life well read: Kevin Maher talks similarities between fact and fiction". GQ. Archived from the original on 22 May 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "Kevin Maher | United Agents". Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Kevin Maher on how his university magazine made his career". Epigram. 4 October 2019. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  6. ^ ""The Fields," by Kevin Maher". Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Kevin Maher Books". Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  8. ^, Clock Limited-. "Understanding cinema: how to think like a film critic". Times+. Retrieved 13 October 2021.
  9. ^ "The Fields by Kevin Maher – review | Fiction | The Guardian". Retrieved 13 October 2021.

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