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Sebastian Barry is a celebrated author known for his award-winning novels. His latest novel, Old God's Time, delves into the theme of institutional child abuse in Ireland.
Was it good to be back in Ireland with Old God's Time? Did it feel like coming home? I was in dread of coming home. I had spent two books [Days Without End and A Thousand Moons] in America, quite joyously a kind of vast holiday. So, yes, it was coming home, but I was a bit...