Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Barry’

ToDo ToDay: Kevin Barry, Storytelling, and Weird Comedy

Very few evil megalomaniacs are as entertaining as Kevin Barry. The Limerick-born scribe's fiction is a distinctly Irish brew of lyricism, raunchy humor, and sentimentality that translates well to the speaker's podium. Riding a wave of critical enthusiasm to his reading tonight at Mount Vernon Square’s Warehouse Theater, Barry focused his debut novel, City of Bohane, [...]

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 [...]