Author Martin Keaveney.

Mayo author releases fourth book

MAYO author Martin Keaveney has completed a new book, Caravan, just in time for Christmas.

Village trickster Gus Watt has gotten into a bit of a fix. Over the course of 24 hours he is introduced to the woman of his dreams - twice.

As his appalled employer, plastering aficionado Pat McCluskey, looks on, Gus attempts to keep both women happy. He is simply unable to crush the dreams of either, while attempting to repair a rusted turf shed roof in a manner his Bonanza-loving father sees as more circus-like than craftsman like.

Gus‘s antics ultimately lead to a series of events more tangled than the hawthorn bushes that surround his caravan in the woods.

The comic novella Caravan is Martin Keaveney’s fourth book, after The Rainy Day, Delia Meade and The Mackon Country. Short fiction has been published in many literary journals in Ireland, UK and US. He has also written for the screen and his writing has been produced and exhibited at many international film festivals and on RTÉ.

His scholarship was recently published in the peer-reviewed Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, New Hibernia Review and Estudios Irlandeses.

Martin has a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from NUIG. He was awarded the Sparanacht Ui Eithir in 2016. He works with hundreds of creative writers annually online and in-person - see more at

Caravan will be launched in Mayo County Library at 6.30 p.m. on Friday, November 25. Reserve your launch copy in The Shop at

Caravan is published by Penniless Press, Warrington, UK.