Sebastian Barry

From the Sunday Times best-selling author and twice winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award comes a haunting new novel about memory, love, mystery and reckoning.

Retired policeman Tom Kettle is settling into the quiet of his new home, a Victorian Castle overlooking the Irish Sea. But when two former colleagues turn up at his door with questions about a decades-old case, he finds himself pulled into the darkest currents of his past…

Hailed as one of Ireland's finest writers, Sebastian Barry was the 2018–21 Laureate for Irish Fiction. His novels have twice won the Costa Book of the Year award, the Independent Booksellers Award and the Walter Scott Prize. He had two consecutive novels shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize,  A Long Long Way (2005) and The Secret Scripture (2008), and has also won the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Prize, the Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He lives in County Wicklow.

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Event Date Sun 26 Feb 7:00 pm
Individual Price £10.00
Venue The Alexander Centre