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 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 was the winner of the Goldsmiths Prize and was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards.
Could easily have been titled These Are Little Masterpieces * *
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The most arresting and original writer to emerge from these islands in years -- Irvine Welsh
Kevin Barry is among the brightest and most delightful new voices in Irish fiction -- Rick Moody