Kevin Barry's short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and elsewhere. City of Bohane was short-listed for the Irish Novel of the Year and the Costa First Novel awards, and won the Author's Club Best First Novel Award. He lives in County Sligo in Ireland.
"The best novel to come out of Ireland since Ulysses." --Irvine Welsh"A grizzled piece of futuristic Irish noir with strong ties to the classic gang epics of yore . . . Virtuosic." --The New Yorker"I found Kevin Barry's City of Bohane a thrilling and memorable first novel." --Kazuo Ishiguro, from the Man Booker Prize interview"As you prowl the streets of Bohane with Barry's motley assortment of thugs and criminal masterminds, you will find yourself drawn into their world and increasingly sympathetic to their assorted aims and dreams." --The Boston Globe"The real star here is Barry's language, the music of it. Every page sings with evocative dialogue, deft character sketches, impossibly perfect descriptions of the physical world." --The Millions"Splendidly drawn . . . Strikingly creative." --The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Grade: A