Kevin Barry Reading Live


English-Japanese consecutive interpretation

24 Sat. 19:00 - 20:00
HMV & Books Shibuya 6F event space


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, the world’s premier short story prize.

City of Bohane 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.

The book is a futuristic, apocalyptic western-thriller, which is highly influenced by film, graphic novels and popular culture. Barry’s writing is brilliantly vivid, his style darkly humorous, in the mould of Flann O’Brien. A unique and compelling voice, he has already been described by Irvine Welsh as ‘the most arresting and original writer to emerge from these islands in years’.

Beatlebone was the winner of the Goldsmiths Prize and was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards.

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