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The Lives of the Saints

 20.95

by Sebastian Barry

Collecting the trio of lectures given by the award-winning author during his tenure as Laureate for Irish fiction, The Lives of the Saints is a characteristically eloquent and insightful reflection on a career of incredible achievement.

The Lives of the Saints

From A Long Long Way, his Booker shortlisted novel about the Irish soldiers who fought for Britain during the First World War to his Donal McCann starring hit-play, The Steward of Christendom; from his first Costa Book of the Year novel The Secret Scripture to his second, Days Without End, a decade later, Sebastian Barry’s writing career has been as long and varied as it has extraordinary.

Intimate, revealing and generous of heart, these three lectures – written and delivered as part of his three year tenure as the Laureate for Irish fiction – reflect on his life and career so far, some of the formative moments and people he’s met along the way, and the ongoing importance of creativity.

About the Author

Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. The current 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 top ten bestseller 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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Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 11 × 1.2 × 18 cm

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