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Short Story Masterclass with… Kevin Barry

December 7th 2016

PODCAST: Jac Cattaneo talks with award-winning author Kevin Barry about the short story’s lack of room for maneuver, the timing and rhythm of stories, mystery in your writing, and the relationship of memory to imagination…

The Art of Swimming in Winter

September 30th 2015

During our conversations, Hogan informed me that he writes only short stories now because they are “fitting for our time”…’ SHAUNA GILLIGAN looks at the writing life of Irish author Desmond Hogan, and considers his shift from novels to short stories.

No Story Without Trouble

January 12th 2015

PRATIBHA CASTLE takes a reflective look at Kevin Barry’s award-winning short stories: ‘Barry’s stories creak with trouble. His words throb dark and heavy on the page. His landscapes are hostile…’

Kevin Barry Wins The Edge Hill Short Story Prize

July 5th 2013

This year’s Edge Hill University Short Story Prize has been won by the seemingly unstoppable Kevin Barry for his collection Dark Lies The Island.
“For me the short story is my first love… I think that the genre has become more popular in recent years, particularly as more people are reading online, so they want more intense reads and the short story fits this perfectly – long may it continue.”

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