Kevin Barry: Life and art with Ireland's literary alchemist

With the advent of his debut full-length original play Autumn Royal, the Beatlebone writer feels like the young fella again

22nd January, 2017
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Kevin Barry: ‘Writing plays brings on anxiety like nothing else’

Kevin Barry lets out a hoot of laughter. “I’ve had wardrobe notes from The Sunday Business Post.”

In the reception area of a Dublin hotel, the Irish author can’t stop chuckling as he recounts the suggested clothing list he was given for his upcoming photoshoot in Cork for the cover of this magazine.

“A leather jacket or a James-Dean-style overcoat was suggested.” he smiles, as he puts the kibosh...

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