Kevin Barry to Discuss His Latest Story Collection with Susan Orlean via Zoom (1/20)

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Kevin Barry will talk about his latest story collection, THAT OLD COUNTRY MUSIC (Doubleday), in conversation with Susan Orlean at a virtual event hosted by Prairie Lights via Zoom on Wednesday, January 20 at 6:00 pm (ET).

All of Kevin Barry’s gifts of language, character, and setting are presented in eleven exquisite stories that transport the reader to an Ireland both timeless and recognizably modern. THAT OLD COUNTRY MUSIC is shot through with dark humor and the uncanny power of the primal and unchanging Irish landscape.

Kevin Barry is the author of the highly acclaimed novel City of Bohane and two short-story collections, Dark Lies the Island and There Are Little Kingdoms. He was awarded the Rooney Prize in 2007 and won the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award in 2012. For City of Bohane, he was short-listed for the Costa First Novel Award and the Irish Book Award, and won the Author’s Club Best First Novel Prize, the European Union Prize for Literature, and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and elsewhere. He lives in County Sligo in Ireland.

Susan Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992. She is the author of seven books, including Rin Tin Tin, Saturday Night, and The Orchid Thief, which was made into the Academy Award–winning film Adaptation. She splits her time between Los Angeles and the Hudson Valley of New York with her family and her animals.

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Posted: January 15, 2021