generation y - The winners of the European Union Prize for Literature included Kevin Barry from Ireland, who won for his novel`City of Bohane`.
Kevin Barry was born in Limerick and has travelled widely spending time in Cork, Santa Barbara, Barcelona and Liverpool before settling in Sligo.
He has written for many publications, including the Sunday Herald, the Irish Examiner, The Guardian, The Irish Times and The Sydney Morning Herald. His short fiction has appeared widely on both sides of the Atlantic. He was awarded the 2007 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature for his debut collection of short stories 'There Are Little Kingdoms', which was published by Stinging Fly Press, Dublin. He was the 2012 winner of the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award.