Get to know Sebastian Barry! [fr]

Created in 2016 by the 26 embassies of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF) represented in Ireland, the Prix Littéraire des Ambassadeurs de la Francophonie en Irlande - Ireland Francophonie Ambassadors’ Literary Award aims to highlight the role of literary French in transmitting the values of La Francophonie.

This prize is awarded to an Irish writer recently translated into French, in partnership with Literature Ireland, the national organisation for the international promotion of Irish literature, and the Alliance Française de Dublin. This year, 4 Irish writers were nominated. The jury will render its verdict during an official ceremony to take place in March 2019 during the Francophonie Festival in Ireland.
The prize will seek to reflect the key values of cultural and linguistic diversity, democracy and human rights, education and research, sustainable development and solidarity defended by the Francophonie.

Nominated for his novel Days without End, (Des jours sans fin), learn a bit more about Sebastian Barry and his translator Laetitia Devaux!

Sebastian Barry

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Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. He is considered as one of the most gifted author of its generation. He is the only author to have won twice the Costa Book of the Year Prize in 2008 for The Secret Scripture and in 2016 for Days without End which is dedicated to his son.
His last novel Days without End was published in 2016. Moving from the plains of Wyoming to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry’s latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. An intensely poignant story of two men and the makeshift family they create with a young Sioux girl, Winona, Days without End is a fresh and haunting portrait of the most fateful years in American history and is a novel never to be forgotten.
“A true leftfield wonder: Days without End is a violent, superbly lyrical western offering a sweeping vision of America in the making.”—Kazuo Ishiguro, Booker Prize winning author of The Remains of the Day and The Buried Giant

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Website of the publishing house Faber

Sebastian Barry reads from his new novel Days without End

Laetitia Devaux

Laetitia Devaux lives and works in Paris for many collections of foreign literature including Gallimard, Joëlle Losfeld but also Rivages. She also translated many children literature books especially for the collection Scripto for Gallimard.

Published on 13/02/2019

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