Literary Award Winner's Acceptance Speech

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On Thursday, 6th June 2013, in the Mansion House in Dublin, 'City of Bohane' by Kevin Barry was announced as the winner of the 18th International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award.

Watch Kevin deliver his acceptance speech: 

From the Judge's Citation:
"Kevin Barry's Ireland of 2053 is a place you may not want to be alive in but you'll certainly relish reading about. This is not a future of shiny technology but one in which history turns in circles and quirks an eyebrow at the idea of 'progress'. Barry reminds us that the stories of love and power, colliding in violence, have a dark inevitability -- irresistible to every generation of storytellers whose greatest challenge is to make the old stories fresh...".

Visit the Award website for further information.

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