Kevin Barry wins Impac Book prize

Great to be at the very stylish Impac Dinner last night in Dublin’s Mansion House to see Irish writer Kevin Barry scoop the biggest book prize of them all and win this year’s 2103 International Impac Dublin Literary Award for his novel ‘City of Bohane’.
A truly original writer, Kevin praised the libraries of his childhood in Limerick where ‘as a pasty faced kid’ he hung out with lots of books! There were massive cheers all around as he was presented with the huge one hundred thousand euro award. A deserving winner he reminded us all of the importance of libraries and books not only for readers but also as a place for writers to begin to write…