RCW is thrilled to announce that Sebastian Barry is the new Irish Laureate for Fiction. At a ceremony in the Arts Council, Barry received his medal from the Irish President, Michael D. Higgins. Barry takes over the laureateship from Anne Enright for a three year term.
The Laureate for Irish Fiction is an initiative of the Arts Council and is run in partnership with University College Dublin and New York University. The role seeks to acknowledge the contribution of fiction writers to Irish artistic and cultural life by honouring an established Irish writer of fiction, encouraging a new generation of writers, promoting Irish literature nationally and internationally and encouraging the public to engage with Irish fiction.
For more information, please see here.
(Agent for Sebastian Barry: Natasha Fairweather)