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Kevin Barry in Conversation with Jan Carson
Marketplace Theatre
028 3752 1821

Wednesday 24 July | 1.30pm | £10


Kevin Barry is a writer, playwright and screenwriter, who lives in Sligo. He is the award-winning author of three novels and three short story collections, including the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Goldsmiths Prize, the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award and the Lannan Foundation Literary Award. His stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Granta and elsewhere. His last novel, Night Boat to Tangier, an Irish number one bestseller, was longlisted for the Booker Prize and named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by the New York Times.

Kevin has just launched his latest novel, The Heart in Winter (Canongate Books, 2024), a savagely funny, achingly beautiful love story set in the Wild West, where Irish miners migrated to Butte Montana, to work in the mines in 1880s. 

One of the most abundantly talented novelists writing today – The Daily Telegraph

Jan Carson is the author of the best-selling novels, The Fire Starters and The Raptures, and the recently published short story collection, Quickly, While They Still Have Horses.

One of the most exciting and original Northern Irish writers of her generation – Sunday Times