Kevin Barry is the author of the story collections Dark Lies The Island and There Are Little Kingdoms and his novels City Of Bohane and Beatlebone. He has won the Impac Dublin City Literary Prize, the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. His stories have appeared in the New Yorker and Granta and many other journals and his work has been translated into sixteen languages. His stage plays have been performed in Ireland and the US, and his radio dramas have been broadcast on RTE and the BBC. He lives in Ballinafad, County Sligo.