Author Kevin Barry discusses his creative process and some of the unique challenges and opportunities that writing and publishing present today. Hosted by Rodge Glass.
This event is part of Brave New Word, a Festival focus on young and emerging authors from Canada and abroad.
Kevin Barry’s debut story collection, There Are Little Kingdoms, was a recipient of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. His first novel, City of Bohane, won the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award. Barry presents his most recent story collection, Dark Lies the Island, which won the Sunday Times Short Story Prize and was nominated for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. These unpredictable tales of love, cruelty, crime, desperation and hope have firmly established Barry as one of the most exciting voices of his generation.
Rodge Glass is the author of three novels, a graphic novel and a literary biography, Alasdair Gray: A Secretary’s Biography, which won the Somerset Maugham Award in 2009. He currently works as Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at Edge Hill University, and regularly appears at UK literary festivals and events, as well as on TV and radio. Glass presents his first collection of short stories, LoveSexTravelMusik, which insightfully explores how travel affects the lives and loves of men and women across the globe.