Author Sebastian Barry has won the Walter Scott Prize for the second time for his novel “Days Without End”.
The prize is worth worth €28,475. It is the second prize he has picked up this year for the same title having won the Costa Book prize in January.
Sebastian first won the Walter Scott in 2012 with his novel “On Canaan’s Side”
Seven books were shortlisted with the Walter Scott judging panel saying: ” Our decision to award Sebastian Barry’s Days Without End was one of the hardest the Walter Scott Prize has ever had to make.