Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BW Professor Makes "Cleveland's Most Interesting People" List

Courtesy Cleveland Magazine
BW English lecturer and novelist Kevin P. Keating earned himself a spot on Cleveland Magazine's 2015 list of Most Interesting People. Being a homegrown Cleveland author, Keating has attracted a considerable amount of attention, intriguing readers and admirers with his dark and atmospheric writing.

Keating's debut novel, The Natural Order of Things, sets its 15 compelling stories in a school which possesses an indiscernible likeness to Keating's high school alma matter, St. Ignatius High School. The book's success--it was a finalist for the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes' Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction--earned Keating a deal with Random House, which will publish his second novel, The Captive Condition, in July.

Highly influenced by an early job as a boilermaker, by his upbringing in the darker Cleveland of the 1970s, and by his views of the dramadies of life, Keating writes, strikes nerves, and toys with "people's senses of identity," making him an appropriate candidate for Cleveland's list.