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Sebastian Barry in Conversation with Joseph O'Connor

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 19:00 to 20:30
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Contact: Joseph O'Connor -
Location: The Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, University of Limerick, Ireland

Sebastian Barry will join fellow writer and Frank McCourt Chair of Creative Writing at UL Joseph O'Connor, to read from a selection of his books and for a conversation about the golden age of Irish writers and readers, and his role as Laureate for Irish Fiction.

Biographies: Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955, Sebastian’s Barry’s novels and plays have won numerous awards, including the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Prize, Costa Book of the Year award, Irish Book Awards Best Novel. Two consecutive novels, A Long Long Way (2005) and The Secret Scripture (2008), were shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize. His most recent novel Days Without End was published in 2016 and won the Costa Book of the Year Award and The Walter Scott Prize, and was longlisted for the Booker Prize. Sebastian Barry was awarded Laureate for Irish Fiction (2018-2021) by the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins in February 2018.

Joseph O'Connor is McCourt Professor of Creative Writing at UL. He is the author of nine novels including 'Star of the Sea' and 'Ghost Light'. His next novel 'Shadowplay' will be published in June.

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