Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry
A masterful performer on paper and in person, we’re delighted to announce that Costa award winner, Sebastian Barry will be with us at Mainstreet on 2nd April in conversation with Nick Barley of the Edinburgh Book Festival.
Even when you come out of bloodshed and disaster in the end you have got to learn to live.
Winona is a young Lakota orphan adopted by former soldiers Thomas McNulty and John Cole.  Living with Thomas and John on the farm they work in 1870s Tennessee, she is educated and loved, forging a life for herself beyond the violence and dispossession of her past. But in the aftermath of the Civil War, the fragile harmony of her unlikely family unit is soon threatened by a further traumatic event, one which Winona struggles to confront, let alone understand.
Told in Sebastian Barry’s rare and masterly prose, A Thousand Moons is a powerful, moving study of one woman’s journey, of her determination to write her own future, and of the enduring human capacity for love.
“A violent, superbly lyrical western offering a sweeping vision of America in the making [and] the most fascinating line-by-line first person narration I’ve come across in years.”  – Kazuo Ishiguro on Days without End
Sebastian Barry has won numerous awards including the Costa Book of the Year (twice) and the Walter Scott Prize.

Disabled Access information:
We operate our events in several venues, this can change according to ticket sales. Events in the bookshop, plus external venues are all fully accessible, however our event space in the barn at Mainstreet is only accessible via a wide, fairly steep staircase. Please check, when booking to ensure up to date information about the venue.
Portrait: The Irish Times