Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955 and educated at Trinity College. He is the second Irish Laureate and holds the post until 2021. His novels have won, among other awards, the Costa Book of the Year award (uniquely) twice, the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Prize, the Irish Book Awards Best Novel, The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction (again twice) and two consecutive novels, A Long Long Way and The Secret Scripture, were both shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He is also a multiple prize-winning playwright whose plays include The Steward of Christendom (1995), Our Lady of Sligo (1998) and The Pride of Parnell Street (2007). Translated into nearly forty languages, he has published many novels including, most recently, Days Without End. His new novel, A Thousand Moons, is published in the spring of 2020. He lives in County Wicklow with his wife, grown up children and a pack of hounds.
Sebastian Barry is represented for film and TV by Cathy King at 42 Management.
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