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 debut short story collection from the winner of the IMPAC Award, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award: ‘The most exciting Irish short story writer of his generation’ Sunday Times
Kevin Barry reads from his Goldsmiths-wining novel Beatlebone in this audio extract