Thursday, January 29, 2009

Barry Wins 2008 Costa Book of the Year

It's not a surprise that Sebastian Barry has won the 2008 Costa Book of the Year award for The Secret Scripture. Indeed, many people believe he deserved the Man Booker Prize as well but was snubbed for being Irish. Matthew Parris, chair of the final judges, said: "Sebastian Barry has created one of the great narrative voices in contemporary fiction in The Secret Scripture. It is a book of great brilliance, powerfully and beautifully written."

1 comment:

Petunia said...

I just finished reading The Secret Scriptures. I think it deserves all the praise it is getting. It was remarkable.