26 July 2011: The Arts Council extends its congratulations to Sebastian Barry

The Arts Council extends its warmest congratulations to Sebastian Barry on the news that his novel On Canaan's Side has made the longlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize.  

Following the announcement, Sarah Bannan, Head of Literature said: "Sebastian Barry is a writer of tremendous gifts and lyrical power, and his long and varied career demonstrates his absolute commitment to the craft of writing. His latest novel, On Canaan’sSide, once again reveals Barry’s acute understanding of human experience and his linguistic grace. It is a great pleasure to see this work on the Booker Longlist".

Desert Rose, (oil on board) - Colin Middleton, 1975, Arts Council Virtual Gallery.
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Desert Rose, (oil on board) - Colin Middleton, 1975, Arts Council Virtual Gallery.

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