Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. The current 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.
Sebastian Barry在1955年生於都柏林，現居於愛爾蘭威克洛郡。身為愛爾蘭小說獎得獎者，他的小說曾經兩獲科斯塔圖書獎、獨立書店大獎和Walter Scott獎。他曾連續憑《A Long Long Way》 (2005)和《The Secret Scripture》 (2008)兩本著作入圍布克獎，也曾贏得Kerry Group愛爾蘭小說獎、愛爾蘭圖書獎年度小說、James Tait Black紀念獎。