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Barry, Kevin 1969-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 149 publications in 8 languages and 3,780 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biographical fiction  Humorous fiction  Short stories  Noir fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Exhibition catalogs  Bildungsromans  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Contributor
Classifications: PR6102.A7833, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Kevin Barry
 
Most widely held works by Kevin Barry
Beatlebone : a novel by Kevin Barry( Book )

34 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A searing, surreal novel that bleeds fantasy and reality--and Beatles fandom--from one of literature's most striking contemporary voices, author of the international sensation City of Bohane. It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to try to find the island off the west coast of Ireland he bought nine years prior. Leaving behind domesticity, his approaching forties, his inability to create, and his memories of his parents, he sets off to find calm in the comfortable silence of isolation. But when he puts himself in the hands of a shape-shifting driver full of Irish charm and dark whimsy, what ensues can only be termed a magical mystery tour. Beatlebone is a tour de force of language and literary imagination that marries the most improbable element to the most striking effect"--
City of Bohane : a novel by Kevin Barry( Book )

33 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set 40 years in the future, the once great city of Bohane on the west coast of Ireland is in terminal decline, with vice and tribal splits rife. Logan Hartnett, godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang has been in charge but his nemesis has arrived back in town, his henchmen are becoming ambitious, his wife wants him to give it all up and go straight, and he has his mother to contend with
Dark lies the island by Kevin Barry( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of stories about love and cruelty, crimes, desperation, and hope from the man Irvine Welsh has described as "the most arresting and original writer to emerge from these islands in years."
There are little kingdoms : stories by Kevin Barry( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These electric stories by one of the most exciting Irish writer of the new century summon all the laughter, darkness, and intensity of contemporary life. A pair of fast girls court trouble on a slow night in a small town. Lonesome walkers take to the hills in pursuit of a saving embrace. A bewildered man steps off a country bus in search of his identity -- and a stiff drink. There are Little Kingdoms is the bravura debut collection by a writer who burst onto the literary stage fully formed"--Page 4 of cover
Beatlebone : a novel by Kevin Barry( Recording )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping New York City to search for an island off the west coast of Ireland that he bought nine years earlier, John Lennon leaves behind domestic life and his floundering creativity to seek isolation, only to fall into the fantastical hands of a shape-shifting Irish guide
Town and country : new Irish short stories by Kevin Barry( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strong and thought provoking collection. Sunday Business Post Sharp, lively and varied selection ... The range of themes, characters, locations and moods covered in these pages is impressive; there is an inventive uncertainty in its mix of established voices and highly promising new ones, such as those of Mary Costello, Andrew Meehan, Colin Barrett andLisa McInerney. And Barry's creative editing has ensured that, as promised, we can discern here the shape of Irish fiction to come. -- Giles Newington Irish Times Town & Country flaunts its diversity. The "great, mad and rude new energies" Barry touts in his introduction are certainly present. At its best, this collection sings as well as soars. An unruly chorus of unalike minds. -- Tom Adair The Scotsman Bursting at the seams with literary talent Hot Press
City of Bohane by Kevin Barry( Recording )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty years in the future. The once-great city of Bohane on the west coast of Ireland is on its knees, infested by vice and split along tribal lines. There are the posh parts of town, but it is in the slums and backstreets of Smoketown, the tower blocks of the Northside Rises and on the eerie bogs of Big Nothin' that Bohane really lives. For years, the city has been in the cool grip of Logan Hartnett, the dapper godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang. But there's trouble in the air. They say his old nemesis is back in town; his trusted henchman is getting ambitious; and his missus wants him to give it all up and go straight, and then there's his mother
Donker ligt het eiland by Kevin Barry( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korte verhalen over verschillende Ierse personages en de kantelpunten in hun bestaan
There are little kingdoms by Kevin Barry( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of fast girls court trouble as they cool their heels on a slow night in a small town. Lonesome hillwalkers take to the high reaches in pursuit of a saving embrace. A bewildered man steps off a country bus in search of his identity - and a stiff drink. These stories, filled with a grand sense of life's absurdity, form a remarkably surefooted collection that reads like a modern-day Dubliners
Selected Shorts : Funny Business by Simon Rich( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of nine short stories by well-known American authors. From wild and wacky to knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud fun, these humorous tales represent some of the best of recent sessions of the hit public radio series Selected Shorts."--Publisher description
Dark lies the island : stories by Kevin Barry( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of stories about love and cruelty, crimes, desperation, and hope from the man Irvine Welsh has described as "the most arresting and original writer to emerge from these islands in years."
Il fiordo di Killary by Kevin Barry( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Head land : ten years of the Edge Hill Short Story Prize by Rodge Glass( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A smoked eel : & other tales by Kevin Barry( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ned, the son of a country policeman, tells the story from his upbeat perspective. He is prepared to have a go at everything without too much thought of a possible outcome. He wrestles with his conscience and his convent school upbringing, as well as respecting his parents' high expectations of their children. He would rather discover from his outdoor experiences than from inside a classroom. His soft boiled nature ensures the underdog has his backing and his mates his loyalty
Dennis Dineen by Dennis Dineen( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legacies of love( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Irish writing( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex and death : stories by Sarah Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex and death are two of the most powerful, exhilarating, and terrifying forces that define and shape the human experience. In this provocative and haunting collection of short stories, explore these challenging themes with honesty, empathy and psychological acuity
Funny business by Simon Rich( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winter papers( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Barry, Kevin

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Languages
English (122)

Dutch (5)

German (4)

Spanish (4)

French (3)

Italian (3)

Catalan (2)

Czech (1)