Kevin Barry, the Irish author won 100000 Euro International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his debut novel, City of Bohane. The book has described, the Ireland of 2053 a place where one would not want to be alive. This is not a future of shiny technology but one in which history turns in circles and quirks an eyebrow at the idea of ‘progress.
To win the award, Kevin Barry managed to beat 153 titles nominated from 160 libraries of 44 countries. City of Bohane was nominated by Cork, Dublin and Limerick City Libraries. Barry is the third Irish author to win this award.
About the Award
The prize is open for novels in any language that has been published in or translated into English and is organised by Dublin City Libraries on behalf of Dublin City Council. The award is sponsored by IMPAC, an international management productivity company.
Previous winners of the award include to Colm Toibin in 2006 for The Master, Gerbrand Bakker in 2010 for The Twin, Colum McCann in 2011 for Let the Great World Spin, Jon McGregor in 2012for Even the Dogs
About Kevin Barry
Kevin Barry is an Irish writer, who originally belongs from Limerick and at present he lives in Sligo. City of Bohane is his debut novel.
He has also published two award winning story collections:
• There are Little Kingdoms in 2007
• Dark Lies the Island in 2012