Kevin Barry was born in Limerick and now lives in Dublin. He writes sketches and columns for the Sunday Herald in Glasgow and the Irish Examiner in Cork. He has written about travel and literature for The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and many other publications. He was awarded the 2007 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature for this collection.
Genres: Literary Fiction, Science Fiction
Kevin Barry recommends
Solar Bones (2016)
"McCormack is one of our bravest and most innovative writers-he shoots for the stars with this one and does not fall short."
Darker with the Lights on (2017)
"Quietly innovative, subtle of tone, full of feelingthis is a superb debut."
"What a rare and accomplished debut this is - it teases out classic Noir riffs and set-ups but in a language sinuous enough, and with invention ripe enough, to make them feel new."
The Wild Laughter (2020)
"Caoilinn Hughes is a writer of immense ability and vitality she's a true natural, with the talent to match her ambition."
Bright Burning Things (2021)
"Lisa Harding is a vivid and original stylist and a gifted storyteller. This is a fabulous novel."
My Phantoms (2021)
"What a phenomenal ear she has, and how remorselessly funny she is My Phantoms is unmissably good."
The Rules of Revelation (2021)
"It's got all the crackle and verve and mad vivid life we've come to expect but it's so open-hearted and warm, too, and utterly engrossing - it's her best work to date, which is really saying something."
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