Kevin Barry

Kevin Barry

Hugh O'Conor

Kevin Barry is the author of the 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 IMPAC Prize. Beatlebone, his second novel, was the winner of the Goldsmiths Prize and was shortlisted for the Irish Book Award.



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