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Sebastian Barry Reads from The Secret Scripture

Irish novelist, playwright, and poet Sebastian Barry was recently chosen for the longlist for the Man Booker Prize for his latest book, The Secret Scripture. Dinitia Smith of the New York Times Book Review says his language in the book is “like a song, with all the pulse of the Irish language, a song sung liltingly and plaintively from the top of Ben Bulben into the airy night.” Listen as Barry reads the first chapter of the book.