Sebastian Barry | Old God’s Time

Mon 6 Mar 2023 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Sebastian Barry
Sebastian Barry
Old God's Time Sebastian Barry
Tom Gatti

From the Sunday Times bestselling author and twice winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award comes an extraordinary new novel about memory, love, mystery and reckoning.  

As one of our finest living writers, we’re delighted that Sebastian Barry will be joining us at the University Arms to present his latest book, which explores the life of recently retired policeman Tom Kettle.  

Settling into the quiet of his new home, a Victorian Castle overlooking the Irish Sea, Tom has barely seen a soul in months. But when two former colleagues turn up at his door with questions about a decades-old case, one which Tom never quite came to terms with, he finds himself pulled into the darkest currents of his past…  

Come and discover this beautiful, haunting novel, in which nothing is quite what it seems. 

In conversation with Tom Gatti.

Venue: University Arms

Duration: 1hr

Tickets available soon.

Author biography

Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. The 2018-21 Laureate for Irish Fiction, his novels have twice won the Costa Book of the Year award, the Independent Booksellers Award and the Walter Scott Prize. He had two consecutive novels shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, A Long Long Way (2005) and the top ten bestseller The Secret Scripture (2008), and has also won the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Prize, the Irish Book Awards Novel of the Year and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He lives in County Wicklow.