Rhythm Nation: Kevin Barry picks the tunes
The Limerick-born writer selects ten songs that have inspired him over the years
“I’m willing to change the meaning of a sentence for the sake of the sound,” Kevin Barry once told an interviewer. He went on to add that fans of his books tend to be “people who read with the ear”.
As these comments suggest, music has always been crucial to the Limerick-born writer whose novels include one (Beatlebone) about John Lennon seeking solitude on an Irish island.
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