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Kevin Barry

Ireland (b.1969)

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
Anthologies edited
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel nominee (2011) : City of Bohane
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel winner (2013) : City of Bohane
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book nominee (2015) : Beatlebone
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2015) : Beatlebone
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2019) : Night Boat to Tangier

Kevin Barry recommends
Solar Bones (2016)
Mike McCormack
"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)
David Hayden
"Quietly innovative, subtle of tone, full of feeling—this is a superb debut."
Muscle (2019)
Alan Trotter
"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
"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
"Lisa Harding is a vivid and original stylist and a gifted storyteller. This is a fabulous novel."
My Phantoms (2021)
Gwendoline Riley
"What a phenomenal ear she has, and how remorselessly funny she is My Phantoms is unmissably good."
The Rules of Revelation (2021)
Lisa McInerney
"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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