Kevin Barry

Kevin Barry

Irish writer Kevin Barry, born 1969, author of the short prose collections There Are Little Kingdoms (2007), Dark Lies the Island (2012) and That Old Country Music (2020), and novels City of Bohane (2011), Beatlebone (2015) and Night Boat to Tangier (2019), also works as a playwright and screenwriter.

He has received many prominent awards for his work, including the Goldsmiths Prize (2015), the international IMPACT Dublin Award (2013), the European Prize for Literature (2012), the Authors' Club First Novel Award (2011), the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature (2007), and The Sunday Times Short Story Award (2012). His novel Night Boat to Tangier was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2019.

Outstanding awards and distinctions

  • 2007 – Rooney Prize for Irish Literature (There are Little Kingdoms)
  • 2011 – shortlisted for Costa Book Award (City of Bohane)
  • 2012 – The Sunday Times Short Story Award (Beer Trip to Llandudno)
  • 2012 – Authors' Club First Novel Award (City of Bohane)
  • 2012 – European Prize for Literature (City of Bohane)
  • 2013 – International Dublin Literary Award (City of Bohane)
  • 2013 – Edge Hill University Short Story Prize (Dark Lies the Island)
  • 2015 – Goldsmiths Prize (Beatlebone)

Books

Novels

  • City of Bohane (2011)
  • Beatlebone (2015)
  • Night Boat to Tangier (2019)

Short story collections

  • There Are Little Kingdoms (2007)
  • Dark Lies the Island (2012)
  • That Old Country Music (2020)

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