a bit late but congrats Kevin Barry and prices and reviews and stuff

Posted: July 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
Congratulations to Kevin Barry on winning the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2013 for his debut novel City of Bohane. The winning novel beat off competition from 153 other titles, nominated by 160 libraries from 44 countries. It was first published in the UK by Jonathan Cape. The shortlist of ten novels, as chosen by an international panel of judges included novels from France, Iceland, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, the UK and the USA. Kevin Barry is the third Irish author to win the prize. It was awarded to Colm Tóibín in 2006 for The Master and to Colum McCann in 2011 for Let the Great World Spin. Go to www.impacdublinaward.ie for more details

 City of Bohane was a staff pick in Havard MA here

Praise for City of Bohane…

Extraordinary . . . Barry takes us on a roaring journey . . . Powerful, exuberant fiction.” —The New York Times Book Review (front cover)

“The best novel to come out of Ireland since Ulysses.” —Irvine Welsh

“A grizzled piece of futuristic Irish noir with strong ties to the classic gang epics of yore . . . Virtuosic.” —The New Yorker

“I found Kevin Barry’s City of Bohane a thrilling and memorable first novel.” —Kazuo Ishiguro, from the Man Booker Prize interview

“As you prowl the streets of Bohane with Barry’s motley assortment of thugs and criminal masterminds, you will find yourself drawn into their world and increasingly sympathetic to their assorted aims and dreams.” —The Boston Globe

“The real star here is Barry’s language, the music of it. Every page sings with evocative dialogue, deft character sketches, impossibly perfect descriptions of the physical world.” —The Millions

“Splendidly drawn . . . Strikingly creative.” —The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), Grade: A

prices : eBook (3/2012): $9.99
Paperback (6/2013): $15.00
Hardcover (3/2012): $25.00

easons: €9.99 (Specal offer as of a few weeks ago) now 11.45 0r 18.75

waterstones:£6.39

WH Smith:£5.99

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