Kevin Barry is the author of the novels Beatlebone and City of Bohane and the short story collections Dark Lies the Island and There Are Little Kingdoms. His awards include The Dublin Impac Literary Award, The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, The Goldsmiths Prize, The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, The European Union Prize for Literature, The Edge Hill Short Story Prize, The Authors Club First Novel Prize and a Lannan Foundation Literary Award. Kevin also writes screenplays, stage plays and radio plays. His play Autumn Royal returns on tour in 2018 and his feature length screenplay Dark Lies the Island begins filming this autumn. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Granta and many other publications. He is co-founder and co-editor of Winter Papers, an annual anthology for the arts. Originally from Limerick, he lives in Co Sligo.