The University of Vienna Centre for Irish Studies is delighted to announce an evening with author Kevin Barry on the 24 November. This will take place on Thursday, 24 November 2016 at 8pm, in the Unterrichtsraum of the Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik University of Vienna, Campus AAKH, Hof 8.3. See promotional flyer (PDF)
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. Kevin has an original screenplay, The Gee Gees, in development with Element with David Kerr attached to direct. Another screenplay, based on stories from Dark Lies the Island and There Are Little Kingdoms, is in development with Michael Garland at Grand Pictures.
Kevin’s latest novel Beatlebone was published in 2015 and won the Goldsmith’s Prize 2015. The novel tells a fictionalised account of a trip by John Lennon to an island off the west coast of Ireland in 1978. The Irish Times described it as ‘funny’ and ‘profound’. http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/beatlebone-by-kevin-barry-profound-funny-hard-to-pin-down-1.2403283