Ben, the protagonist of White City, is, John Self writes in the Guardian, the ‘son of a disgraced Dublin banker, languishing in rehab and writing an account of his wrong turns as therapy.’ As Ben gets involved in a dodgy property deal in Serbia, Power
creates a world of Irish people on the make with the hapless Ben at its centre. Ben, the Irish Times writes, ‘is Power’s unforgettable creation. (Colm Tóibín)
Kevin Power is the author of two novels, Bad Day in Blackrock (2008) and White City (2021). He is the winner of the 2009 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, The
Irish Times, The Irish Independent, and many other places. He teaches in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin.