Kevin Barry is the author of the novel City of Bohane and two short story collections, Dark Lies the Island and There Are Little Kingdoms. He was awarded the Rooney Prize in 2007 and won The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize in 2012. For City of Bohane he was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the Irish Book Award, and won the Author’s Club First Novel Prize, The European Prize for Literature and the IMPAC Prize. Kevin has an original screenplay, The Gee Gees, in development with Element with David Kerr attached to direct. Another screenplay, based on stories from Dark Lies the Island and There Are Little Kingdoms, is in development with Michael Garland at Grand Pictures. Kevin’s novel Beatlebone was published in 2015 and won the Goldsmith’s Prize 2015. His latest novel is Night Boat to Tangier.
Kevin Barry is one of Ireland’s true literary geniuses. His work defies category, but is the product of a most extraordinary imagination and for festival goers there’s the huge advantage that Kevin is, without doubt, the most compelling performer and reader of his own work. Many writers try to replicate the words, when reading their […]