Kevin Barry is the author of three story collections Dark Lies, The Islandand There Are Little Kingdoms. He recently won the Impac Dublin City Literature Prize for his novel, City of Bohane and his many awards include the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award. His stories have been widely published including in the New Yorker and the Granta Book of the Irish Short Story. He also writes plays, screenplays, essays and graphic stories. He lives in County Sligo.