Author Archive for Sean Jones

Author Kevin Barry on Writing Short Stories and Caring Less

Irish author Kevin Barry has been on a roll. His debut novel, City of Bohane, won the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Now, Dark Lies the Island, Barry's second collection of short stories, has solidified his reputation as an inventive and darkly hilarious prose stylist.
Barry is currently stationed with his wife in Montreal, finishing [...]

Author Colum McCann on TransAtlantic

Irish author Colum McCann has covered a lot of territory during his career. He learned to pirouette while writing 2003's Dancer, the fictionalized life story of Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev, and won the National Book Award in 2009 for his sprawling New York mosaic, Let the Great World Spin. His latest novel spans 150 years and two continents.
TransAtlantic, McCann’s [...]