Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry has raised two children with his wife Alison. He has also twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his novels A Long Long Way (2005) and The Secret Scripture (2008), and he came to Borris in 2014 to talk about his novel The Temporary Gentleman with historian Roy Foster. His latest novel Days Without End is a portrait of an Irish emigrant in mid-19th century America. It won the Costa Book Award in January 2017.