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Kevin Barry

Biography

Kevin Barry

Kevin Barry is the author of the highly acclaimed 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 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and elsewhere. He lives in County Sligo in Ireland.

Kevin Barry

Books by Kevin Barry

by Kevin Barry - Fiction

In the dark waiting room of the ferry terminal in the sketchy Spanish port of Algeciras, two aging Irishmen --- Maurice Hearne and Charlie Redmond, longtime partners in the lucrative and dangerous enterprise of smuggling drugs --- sit at night, none too patiently. The pair are trying to locate Maurice’s estranged daughter, Dilly, whom they’ve heard is either arriving on a boat coming from Tangier or departing on one heading there. This nocturnal vigil will initiate an extraordinary journey back in time to excavate their shared history of violence, romance, mutual betrayals and serial exiles.

by Kevin Barry - Fiction

It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to try to find the island off the west coast of Ireland he bought 11 years prior. Leaving behind domesticity, his approaching 40s, his inability to create, and his memories of his parents, he sets off to calm his unquiet soul in the comfortable silence of isolation. But when he puts himself in the hands of a shape-shifting driver full of Irish charm and dark whimsy, what ensues can only be termed a magical mystery tour.