Kevin Barry has won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award, one of the world’s richest literary prizes, for his novel City of Bohane. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Kevin Barry has won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award, one of the world’s richest literary prizes, for his novel City of Bohane. The winne(...)

Hisham Matar’s superb novel Anatomy of a Disappearance   failed to make it past the Impac longlist.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland’s Kevin Barry, an artist of daring and linguistic panache, has been declared the victor. This is the third Irish Impac win to date, and at suc(...)

Author Kevin Barry, the winner of the International Impac Dublin Literary Award for his novel, City of Bohane. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As quick-witted as a stand-up comic and as serious as the best of them tend to be, Kevin Barry is not only an inspired blend of Flann O’Brien and Anth(...)

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Emotional: one caller said her daughter had been strapped into a high chair by a creche worker as a punishment for eating another child’s food. Photograph:  Emielke van Wyk/Gallo/Getty

It can be a charged and stressful environment, full of crying, shouting and incoherent babbling; one can understand, though not condone, how someone w(...)

Impac shortlisted: Kevin Barry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last month, over a seven-day period, a flurry of lists appeared that, if nothing else, got people tutting, griping and generally talking about (...)

Kevin Barry: “A prize with money attached to it has a lot of prestige.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Irish author Kevin Barry has been shortlisted for the International Impac Dublin Literary Award. The shortlist of 10 writers for the €100,0(...)