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Sebastian Barry


Ireland (1955 - )

Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. His play, The Steward of Christendom, first produced in 1995, won many awards and has been seen around the world. His novel, The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, appeared in 1998. He lives in Wicklow with his wife and three children.
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2005) : A Long Long Way
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2007) : A Long Long Way
Costa Book Awards Best Novel winner (2008) : The Secret Scripture
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2008) : The Secret Scripture
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2008) : The Secret Scripture
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2011) : On Canaan's Side
Costa Book Awards Best Novel winner (2016) : Days Without End
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2017) : Days Without End


Sebastian Barry recommends
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The Love and Death of Caterina (2011)
Andrew Nicoll
"A life-enhancing storyteller, of stellar wit and intriguing depth... pure gold."
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Arimathea (2013)
Frank McGuinness
"The great spirit of Frank McGuinness radiates in this magnificent novel."
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Darke (2017)
Rick Gekoski
"A wondrous book with two fathers, Kingsley Amis and Dante."
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The First Day (2017)
Phil Harrison
"Terrific. The First Day is expanding and expanding all the time, like its own model universe… Marvelous."
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Connect (2018)
Julian Gough
"Julian Gough is a wonderful writer."

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