Limerick Literary Festival in honour of Kate O'Brien and Limerick Spring present Kevin Barry and Blindboy Boatclub for an evening of readings and conversations in Dolans Warehouse.
Blindboy Boatclub is Ireland's foremost satirist and most original comic voice. As one half of the Rubberbandits, pioneers of the aesthetic movement 'Gas C*ntism', he has released numerous hit singles, represented Ireland a the Venice Biennale, headlined the Globe theatre and garnered critical acclaim from all corners of the theatre and comedy worlds. Hit singles include 'Horse Outside' and 'Spastic Hawk' and popular television shows include The Rubberbanits' Guide and the Almost Impossible Game Show. Blindboy also campaigns in support of a variety of social issues, including male mental health.
Kevin Barry is the author of the novels Beatlebone and City Of Bohane and the story collections Dark Lies The Island and There Are Little Kingdoms. His awards include the IMPAC Dublin City Literary Award, the Goldsmith’s Prize, the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize and the European Union Prize for Literature. His stories have appeared in the New Yorker and Granta and many other journals. His work has been translated into 16 languages. He also writes screenplays, plays and radio plays. His play Autumn Royal tours in 2018, while his first feature film, Dark Lies The Island, is also due out. He lives in County Sligo.