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Kevin Barry

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Kevin Barry

Moderated by Holly George-Warren 
(A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The First 25 Years)

Monday, November 16 | 7:30 pm

“The Irish writer Kevin Barry is full of marvels. They are all literary marvels, of course: marvels of language, invention, surprise.” – The New York Times

“To hear Barry read from his work, in all its different voices, is a pleasure not to be missed.”
 – Huffington Post

One of the most exciting and important writers at work today, Kevin Barry (City of Bohane, Dark Lies the Island, and There Are Little Kingdoms) returns to IAC to discuss his new novel Beatlebone.

Beatlebone is a wild quest tale, a sad and beautiful comedy, and a portrait of an artist at a time of creative strife. It imagines a trip by John Lennon to his island off the west coast of Ireland in 1978, as he searches for answers to life's most pressing questions. Lennon becomes a modern Don Quixote in this bold, lyrical, mordant, funny and incredibly rewarding novel.

Kevin Barry is the author of two collections of short stories—There Are Little Kingdoms and Dark Lies The Island—and the novel City of Bohane, which was the winner of the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.


 


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Holly George-Warren is a two-time Grammy nominee and an award-winning writer, editor, and music consultant who was named one of the top women music critics “you need to read” by Flavorwire.com. She is the author of fourteen books, including A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, from Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man and Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry, and is currently at work on a biography of Janis Joplin, which will published by Simon & Schuster in 2017. She serves as director of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Oral History program and teaches at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

 

In advance of Kevin Barry’s reading of Beatlebone at IAC, enjoy some clips from his conversation with Vanity Fair’s Elissa Schappell on Dark Lies the Island

 


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