Book Launch: A Beautiful Pain by Catherine Barry
Tues 25 February 2020
Catherine Barry was born on January 2nd, 1963, on Dublin’s north side. She is a poet, short story writer, playwright and novelist. Her first book, The House that Jack Built, was published in 2001. It was followed by Null and Void in 2002, Skindeep in 2004, Charlie & Me in 2011, and This Woman’s Work in 2016. Her books have been translated and published in many other European countries. Catherine’s short stories have appeared in several anthologies, including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Irish Girls About Town. She has written several plays, two of which have gone to stage. Her short play The Deal was performed in the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris in June 2015, to commemorate W. B. Yeats’s 150th birthday. It was also staged in London to celebrate Bloomsday. In April 2018, Catherine’s own adaptation of her book Charlie & Me enjoyed a successful run at the Sean O’Casey Theatre in Dublin.