Sebastian Barry

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Old God’s Time by Sebastian Barry review – a cop you can’t trust
A murder investigation leads a retired policeman to confront his past in a stately, often dreamlike novel about the impact of trauma on memory

Declan Ryan

27, Feb, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Old God’s Time by Sebastian Barry review – a survivor’s song
This sublime study of love, trauma, memory and loss explores the legacy of childhood abuse in Ireland’s Catholic institutions

Melissa Harrison

22, Feb, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Kit de Waal: ‘Life is too short to finish books I don’t like’
The writer on finding teenage inspiration in Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, Donald Sutherland’s reading of Hemingway and Sebastian Barry’s poetic prose

Kit de Waal

28, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Steward of Christendom review – shattering portrait of a scarred man
Owen Roe is riveting in Sebastian Barry’s deconstruction of a family set against the tensions of Irish independence

Helen Meany

28, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Sebastian Barry: ‘I’m still not over Oliver Twist’
The writer on growing up with Puffin books, his changing attitude to Conrad, and the punk sensibility of Elizabeth Bowen

Sebastian Barry

01, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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From sisterly love to frenemies: the best female friendships in books
Whether it is Vera Brittain or Elena Ferrante, women’s relationships have provided succour in troubled times, writes Lucy Jago

Lucy Jago

05, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Strange Flowers by Donal Ryan review – a compassionate tale of homecoming
Five years after she went missing, a woman returns to rural Tipperary in a novel that explores all forms of love

Beejay Silcox

02, Sep, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Overcoming fears, discovering nature ... what I have learned from lockdown
As lockdown eases, authors including Anne Enright, Mark Haddon and Sebastian Barry reflect on what they have learned – and what comes next

Anne Enright, Alan Hollinghurst, Diana Evans, Mark Haddon, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Sebastian Barry and Michel Faber

13, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Tiger King and a bloody mary: Hilary Mantel, Simon Armitage and other writers on lockdown life
Simon Armitage pogos to neo-punk, Anne Enright craves for Cary Grant, The Seventh Seal cheers up Julian Barnes, Diana Evans works out to hip-hop and Jeanette Winterson talks to herself … writers reveal how they’re surviving the corona crisis

Compiled by Lisa Allardice

03, Apr, 2020 @1:58 PM

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A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry review – a compelling tale of identity and revenge
Sebastian Barry’s powerful, sweeping saga continues with this sequel to his Costa-winning Days Without End

Alex Preston

23, Mar, 2020 @9:00 AM

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The week in theatre: On Blueberry Hill; Shoe Lady; Crongton Knights – review
Sebastian Barry’s tale of two cellmates succeeds despite plausibility issues, while Katherine Parkinson is magnetic in a flimsy play involving a lost shoe

Susannah Clapp

15, Mar, 2020 @10:30 AM

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A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry review – an ambitious sequel to Days Without End
Narrated by a young Native American woman, the follow-up to Barry’s Costa winner again displays the rare gifts of a natural storyteller

Tessa Hadley

13, Mar, 2020 @7:30 AM

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