Read Sebastian Barry’s Laureate for Irish Fiction speech

At a ceremony held on 8 February 2018 in the Arts Council, Irish President Michael D. Higgins announced Sebastian Barry as the Laureate for Irish Fiction 2018–2021. Barry – an award-winning playwright, novelist and poet – is taking over the laureateship from Anne Enright and his three-year term will begin this month. He delivered the following…

Sebastian Barry’s ‘Days Without End’ to publish in October 2016

Faber and Faber is delighted to announce the publication of Costa Book of the Year winner Sebastian Barry’s new novel, Days Without End, for 27 October 2016. Set against the backdrop of mid-nineteenth century America, during the Indian wars and the Civil War, Editorial Director, Angus Cargill, has described Days Without End as ‘a new masterpiece…