17.02.2015 - Kevin Barry

The Irish author Kevin Barry (1969) published short stories in many leading magazines, including The New Yorker. His debut novel City of Bohane was awarded the prestigious impac-Award. In his new book Dark Lies the Island Barry connects the literary class of James Joyce with the mischievous playfulness of Roald Dahl. His stories are original and witty and are about unrequited love and failed crimes. Barry’s dazzling use of language, perfect dialogues and sharp eye for tragedy and comedy in everyday life give his stories great energy.

The Dutch translation of Dark Lies the Island was also published on January 8th by published De Bezige Bij. The translation is by Auke Leistra.