A paperback signed copy, Stinging Fly Press, dublin, 2007 of the debut collection of short stories by Kevin Barry - There are little Kingdoms. Small format paperback , issued the same year as the first printing, but not numbered as such.
Signed on the title page, it was originally signed to someone ( Pat? ) this has been partially erased.
Kevin Barry received widespread critical acclaim and the Rooney prize for Irish Literature following the publication of this first book of stories in 2007. His stories have since appeared in The New Yorker and in the Granta Book of the Irish Short Story. His debut novel, City Of Bohane, was published by Jonathan Cape in April 2011. Could easily have been titled These Are Little Masterpieces'. Barry gathers all the bewildered exasperation that Irish playwrights from Tom Murphy to Marina Carr and Enda Walsh have identified, and brings it, most brilliantly, to his dark, blackly hilarious and horrifically realistic narratives.'-Eileen Battersby, The Irish Times