Literature

Sebastian Barry

The award-winning novelist in conversation with Sabina Murray

Details

$18 general / $15 members
Date(s)

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

7:30pm

Contact

Box Office

866-811-4111

info@irishartscenter.org
Location

Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

Overview

Named number one in The Guardian’s list of top ten writers to see live, Sebastian Barry will join us to read from his latest literary triumph, Days Without End.

Set against the wild and violent backdrop of the 1850s American West, Days Without End tells the story of Irish immigrant Thomas McNulty and his companion John Cole as they experience the harrowing realities of the Indian and American Civil Wars. Hauntingly brutal and atmospheric, Barry’s narrative evokes the language of Cormac McCarthy and Thornton Wilder.

After the reading, Barry will be joined in conversation with Sabina Murray, author of Valiant Gentleman.



Praise for Days Without End

“A crowning achievement to an extraordinary literary career” —The Guardian

“Hypnotic…an absorbing story that sets the horrors of history against the consolations of hearth and home” —The Wall Street Journal

“Achieves the drama and pathos of the author’s best fiction” —Publishers Weekly



Join the IAC Book Club! We'll be discussing Days Without End on Thursday, October 19.




Awards
Walter Scott Prize
Shortlisted for the The Man Booker Prize
Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2016

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