The good news and awards just don’t stop for Kevin Barry. He has been on a roll for a constant.
His novel City of Bohane been shortlisted for the International Impac Dublin Literary Award. The shortlist of 10 writers for the €100,000 prize was announced yesterday.
I’ve blogged about this brilliantly quirky, Kevin Barry style, inventive, entertaining and swaggerish novel before. I’m not even sure if swaggerish is a word but it fits. If you haven’t read City of Bohane, then there’s nothing like a deadline. The winner will be announced this summer so plenty time for you to show how hip and happening you are. And I know how hip and happening you are. And I knew how much you’d want me to gently motivate you.
This is a really important award for a full-time writer like Kevin, obviously on a merit basis, we want him to win it. But, he is the only Irish writer in the short list but the biggest thing is the prize money-€100,000 would set him for a couple of years and free him up to write more for me…Sorry, the general public. If there were a public vote, I’d be lobbying but there isn’t but what you can do is
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