In the last decade, Sebastian Barry has arrived as one of the leading voices in contemporary Irish literature. Beginning his literary career as poet, playwright, and novelist, Barry gained critical success first with his debut play, Boss Grady’s Boys, which was produced by the Abbey Theatre in 1988. Following this theatrical success, Barry directed much of his energy toward drama, with plays produced in Dublin, New York, London, and Sydney. Barry gained international attention following the premiere of his 1995 play, The Steward of Christendom. With a growing international audience, Barry has since transitioned into fiction, publishing novels such as The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty (1998), Annie …
Meche, Jude. "Sebastian Barry". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 January 2009; last revised 30 November -1.
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