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Kevin Barry in conversation with Olivia Smith and Selina Guinness

Wed 9 December, 6:30pm

Award winning novelist reads from his new novel.

An evening with Kevin Barry, in conversation with, Olivia Smith and Selina Guinness

Kevin's latest novel Beatlebone was published in October. John Lennon bought an Island off Clew Bay in the 60's and Beatlebone imagines a trip by him to his Island in 1978. Along with Olivia smith he has edited Winter Pages, an anthology of arts from Ireland and beyond.  It offers stories, essays, reportage, photography and visual arts. Contributors range from writers: Donal Ryan, Claire Louise Bennett, Belinda McKeon and Sara Baume to director Lenny Abrahamson, along artists Maude Cotter and Sean Lynch.

Kevin Barry is the IMPAC-award winning author of the novels Beatlebone and City of Bohane and the story collections Dark Lies the Island and There are Little Kingdoms. He edited Town and Country: New Irish Short Stories for Faber and Faber.

Olivia Smith has published widely as an academic. She is currently working on a project on Irish Law and Irish Letters.

Writer, teacher, farmer and student, Selina Guinness, is currently writer-in-residence at Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown County Council's Lexicon Library Building. She is indicated the hugely popular Salon Night at the Studio new monthly series for writers and readers, focused on the world of Ireland's 'little magazines'. Salon Nights offer a mix of interview, banter, short readings and discussion, providing a taste of the freshest literary talents, alongside insights into how writers are formed.