Sebastian Barry

Costa Book of the Year-winning author of The Secret Scripture...

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Biography

Date of birth: 5 July 1955

Sebastian Barry would have once been considered a playwright who occasionally wrote novels, he is now largely a novelist who sometimes writes plays. He was born and educated in Dublin and is the son of the late Irish actress, Joan O’Hara.

His work is known for its dense prose and is almost exclusively set in Ireland. He has won many awards as a playwright and is acquiring an enviable trophy case as a novelist.

Book and writing awards

Costa Book of the Year 2008 (The Secret Scripture), James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2008 (The Secret Scripture), Walter Scott Prize 2012 (On Canaan's Side).

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Ian McEwan, John Banville and John McGahern

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The Temporary Gentleman

The Temporary Gentleman

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This is a stunning return from the prize-winning and best-selling author of The Secret Scripture. Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman', an Irishman whose commission in the British army in the Second World War was never permanent. In...
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The Temporary Gentleman

The Temporary Gentleman (Hardback)

by Sebastian Barry

Format: Hardback 288 pages
Published: 03/04/2014
Publisher: Faber & Faber Fiction

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This is a stunning return from the prize-winning and best-selling author of The Secret Scripture. Jack McNulty is a 'temporary gentleman',... Read more

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On Canaan's Side (Paperback)

by Sebastian Barry

Format: Paperback 272 pages
Published: 05/04/2012
Publisher: Faber & Faber

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'As they used to say in Ireland, the devil only comes into good things'. Narrated by Lilly Bere, "On Canaan's Side" opens as... Read more

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The Secret Scripture: A Novel

The Secret Scripture: A Novel (Paperback)

by Sebastian Barry

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 29/01/2009
Publisher: Faber & Faber

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Nearing her one-hundredth birthday, Roseanne McNulty faces an uncertain future, as the Roscommon Regional Mental hospital where she's spent the... Read more

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A Long Long Way (Paperback)

by Sebastian Barry

Format: Paperback 304 pages
Published: 06/04/2006
Publisher: Faber & Faber

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One of the most vivid and realised characters of recent fiction, Willie Dunne is the innocent hero of Sebastian Barry's highly acclaimed novel.... Read more

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Annie Dunne

Annie Dunne (Paperback)

by Sebastian Barry

Format: Paperback 240 pages
Published: 19/05/2003
Publisher: Faber & Faber

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Annie Dunne and her cousin Sarah live and work on a small farmin a remote and beautiful part of Wicklow in late1950s Ireland. All about them the old... Read more

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The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty (Paperback)

by Sebastian Barry

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 01/06/2006
Publisher: Faber & Faber

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Following the end of the First World War, Eneas McNulty joins the British-led Royal Irish Constabulary. With all those around him becoming soldiers... Read more

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