With Town and Country: New Irish Short Stories, edited by Kevin Barry, Faber are delighted to present a fourth collection of all new Irish short stories.
Kevin Barry is the author of the story collections Dark Lies The Island and There Are Little Kingdoms and the novel City Of Bohane. He has been awarded the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize, the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and the Authors Club Best First Novel Award, and has been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Prize and the Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel of the Year. His stories have appeared in the New Yorker, and many other journals and anthologies.
A strong and thought provoking collection. Sunday Business Post Sharp, lively and varied selection ... The range of themes, characters, locations and moods covered in these pages is impressive; there is an inventive uncertainty in its mix of established voices and highly promising new ones, such as those of Mary Costello, Andrew Meehan, Colin Barrett andLisa McInerney. And Barry's creative editing has ensured that, as promised, we can discern here the shape of Irish fiction to come. -- Giles Newington Irish Times Town & Country flaunts its diversity. The "great, mad and rude new energies" Barry touts in his introduction are certainly present. At its best, this collection sings as well as soars. An unruly chorus of unalike minds. -- Tom Adair The Scotsman Bursting at the seams with literary talent Hot Press