Kevin Power (born 19 August 1981) is an Irish writer and academic. He is enrolled in the PhD programme at University College Dublin. His novel Bad Day in Blackrock was published by The Lilliput Press, Dublin, in 2008. In April 2009 he received the 2008 Hennessy XO Emerging Fiction Award for his short story "The American Girl" and was shortlisted for RTE's Francis MacManus short story award in 2007 for his piece entitled "Wilderness Gothic". He is the winner of the 2009 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.