Kevin Barry : In The New Yorker
Date : Friday Oct 18
Venue : Dance Limerick
Time: Doors at 5.30pm
I.NY presents a reading and conversation with Booker Prize nominee Kevin Barry. The multi-award winning Limerick-born author is a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine – the Manhattan home of numerous Irish writers from Maeve Brennan and Colum McCann to Ann Enright, Colm Toibin and Sally Rooney. Kevin will read from his New Yorker-published work, and discuss the experience of working closely with that particular New York institution. He will also read from and discuss his new novel Night Boat to Tangier, for which he has been long-listed for the Booker Prize, while also discussing, with his friend and colleague, DJ and broadcaster Aoife Nic Canna, the influence of New York’s writing and music on their respective creative life and work.
Booker Prize nominee Kevin Barry is the author of the novels Night Boat to Tangier, Beatlebone and City of Bohane, and the story collections Dark Lies the Island and There Are Little Kingdoms. His awards include the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Goldsmiths Prize, the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize and the Lannan Foundation Literary Award. His stories and essays appear in the New Yorker, Granta and elsewhere. He also works as a playwright and screenwriter, and he lives in County Sligo, Ireland.