Kevin Barry

Kevin Barry

Hugh O'Conor

Kevin Barry is the author of the novels Beatlebone and 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 won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the European Prize for Literature and the Authors’ Club First Novel Prize, and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the Irish Book Awards. Beatlebone was the winner of the Goldsmiths Prize and was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards.



The slow hours of the afternoon yawned and presented themselves with a certain belligerence. Those who go mad go mad first in the afternoons

There Are Little Kingdoms

Kevin Barry

Kevin Barry’s Beatlebone, triumphant at the 2015 Goldsmiths Prize!

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Kevin Barry reads from his Goldsmiths-wining novel Beatlebone in this audio extract

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Kevin Barry narrates this short video for his Goldsmiths-winning novel Beatlebone.

He is so many miles from love now and home. This is the story of his strangest trip

Beatlebone

Kevin Barry