Kevin Barry discusses his newest book, THAT OLD COUNTRY MUSIC with Mark O'Connell on P&P Live!
This event took place on
Sunday, January 24 • 3 PM – 4 PM ET / 8 PM - 9 PM GMT
This event was streamed online as part of the Politics & Prose Live! Series.
This program is a collaboration between Politics and Prose Bookstore, the Embassy of Ireland, Solas Nua, and Georgetown University’s Global Irish Studies.
From the author of the wildly acclaimed Night Boat to Tangier, one of the New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2019, stories of rural Ireland in the classic mode: full of love (and sex), melancholy and magic, bedecked in some of the most gorgeous prose being written today.
Kevin Barry is the author of the highly acclaimed novel City of Bohane and two short-story collections, Dark Lies the Island and There Are Little Kingdoms. He was awarded the Rooney Prize in 2007 and won the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award in 2012. For City of Bohane, he was short-listed for the Costa First Novel Award and the Irish Book Award, and won the Author’s Club Best First Novel Prize, the European Union Prize for Literature, and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and elsewhere. He lives in County Sligo in Ireland.
Mark O'Connell is the author of the books Notes from an Apocalypse and To Be a Machine, which was awarded the 2019 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize and short-listed for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. He is a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, Slate, and The Guardian. He lives in Dublin with his family.