Research Profile

Danny Denton


Danny Denton is a writer from Cork, and lectures on writing at UCC. His first novel, The Earlie King & The Kid In Yellow, was published by Granta Books in 2018. His second novel, All Along The Echo, was published by Atlantic Books in 2022.

Among other publications, his work has appeared in The Stinging Fly, Southword, Granta, Winter Papers, The Dublin ReviewTate Etc, The Guardian, The Irish TimesArchitecture Ireland and The Big Issue.

He is also a contributing editor with The Stinging Fly magazine.

Research Interests

I am primarily interested in innovative, modernist or postmodernist fiction, but keep an interest in all fictional forms, both short and long.

Current interests in my own fiction work include: voice, clowning, hauntology, dystopia, senses of place, non-place, the philosophy of John Moriarty, Marc Auge, Tetsuro Watsuji, Studio Ghibli, Final Fantasy VII, among others!

Some of my favourite writers (who I'll never stop 'researching') include: Anne Carson, Alisdair Gray, Han Kang, David Foster Wallace, Max Porter, Helen Dewitt, Zoe Wicomb, Nelson Algren, Gavin Corbett, Lisa McInerney, Thomas Morris, Conor O'Callaghan, Niamh Campbell, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, David Means, Flann O'Brien, David Markson, Roberto Bolano, Annie Ernaux, Claire-Louise Bennett, Martin MacInnes, Sally Rooney, China Mieville, George Saunders, Keith Ridgway, B.S. Johnson, Denis Johnson, Nicola Barker & Eimear MacBride.



(2022)All Along The Echo.
Danny Denton (2022) All Along The Echo. London, England: Atlantic Books. [Details]
(2018)The Earlie King & The Kid In Yellow.
Danny Denton (2018) The Earlie King & The Kid In Yellow. London, England: Granta Books. [Details]

Journal Volume Edited

(2018)The Stinging Fly magazine.
Various (2018) The Stinging Fly magazine. Journal Volume Edited [Details]

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

I lecture on writing, with a particular interest in innovative fiction in both short and long forms. 

Having published widely in the prose form, I lecture on modules including Reading The Novel Creatively, The Short Story, Fiction Workshop, Writing For Other Media (which includes components on the long-form essay, podcasting, radio adaptation, blogging & v-logging, among other forms). 

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English Department

Roinn an Bhéarla

O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork. Ireland