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Sebastian Barry lives in County Wicklow, Ireland and was named Laureate for Irish Fiction, 2019–2021. 

Notable novels include The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty (1998); translated into seven languages; Annie Dunne (2002), set in Wicklow in the 1950s; and A Long Long Way (2005), shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and winner of the 2006 Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. 

His novel, The Secret Scripture (2008), was shortlisted for the 2008 Man Booker Prize for Fiction and winner of multiple awards, including the 2008 Costa Book of the Year Award, the 2009 Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year and the 2009 James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for fiction). On Canaan's Side, Barry's fifth novel, was longlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize and won the 2012 Walter Scott Prize. Barry's next novel,The Temporary Gentleman, tells the story of Jack McNulty—an Irishman whose commission in the British army in WWII was never permanent. Sitting in his lodgings in Accra, Ghana, in 1957, he is writing the story of his life with desperate urgency. Barry's novel Days Without End followed in 2016, winning The Costa Book Of The Year 2017, The Walter Scott Prize, and The Independent Booksellers' Prize, and being longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017. His most recent novel is A Thousand Moons (2020).

A Thousand Moons

Sebastian Barry

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Days Without End

Sebastian Barry

8,99 € 8,36 €

On Blueberry Hill

Sebastian Barry

9,99 € 9,29 €

The Temporary Gentleman

Sebastian Barry

8,99 € 8,36 €

On Canaan's Side

Sebastian Barry

8,99 € 8,36 €

The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty

Sebastian Barry

8,99 € 8,36 €

Annie Dunne

Sebastian Barry

8,99 € 8,36 €

The Pride of Parnell Street

Sebastian Barry

9,99 € 9,29 €

The Secret Scripture: A BBC2 'Between the Covers' Booker Gem 2021

Sebastian Barry

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If you've never read Barry's books, Diane recommends that you read this one. Only when I'd read this, my first Barry book, did I discover friends who'd thought it the most beautiful book they'd ever read. I'd agree that it would be hard to beat. The physical world it inhabits might be tiny, as circumscribed by the main character's memories, its emotional world is broad powerful and affecting.

A Long Long Way

Sebastian Barry

8,99 € 8,36 €