Kevin Barry’s Beatlebone Wins Goldsmiths Prize

By Tim Cheng | November 16 2015 | Humanities & Social Sciences

Congratulations to Kevin Barry, whose novel Beatlebone has won the 2015 Goldsmiths Prize. Established in 2013, the Goldsmiths Prize honors British and Irish writers for “fiction that breaks the mould or opens up new possibilities for the novel form.” Josh Cohen, Chair of Judges, described Beatlebone—a book that imagines John Lennon’s adventures in Ireland in the summer of 1978as “a novel that takes its reader to the edge—of the Western world, of sanity, of fame, of words.” The £10,000 award was presented at a ceremony at Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross Road in London on November 11th.

A 2015 New York Times Notable Book
$16.95 US
Oct 04, 2016
320 Pages