“What I look for in sentences is a gnarl, a knuckliness. It’s textural, like a striae or a burr, some embedded trace within the sentence where the register changes or shifts.”  —Colin Barrett

The Right Kind of Damage: An Interview with Colin Barrett

“What I look for in sentences is a gnarl, a knuckliness. It’s textural, like a striae or a burr, some embedded trace within the sentence where the register changes or shifts.” —Colin Barrett

Colin Barrett.

Guardian first book award 2014 goes to Irish writer ‘who can go the distance’

“What I look for in sentences is a gnarl, a knuckliness. It’s textural, like a striae or a burr, some embedded trace within the sentence where the register changes or shifts.”  —Colin Barrett

The Right Kind of Damage: An Interview with Colin Barrett

“What I look for in sentences is a gnarl, a knuckliness. It’s textural, like a striae or a burr, some embedded trace within the sentence where the register changes or shifts.” —Colin Barrett

Young Skins by Colin Barrett.

Guardian first book award 2014 goes to Irish writer ‘who can go the distance’

Infinite Jest, a novel brimming with compassion and empathy, left me euphoric and burdened, and made me want to be a better writer, says Colin Barrett

My hero: David Foster Wallace by Colin Barrett

Infinite Jest, a novel brimming with compassion and empathy, left me euphoric and burdened, and made me want to be a better writer, says Colin Barrett

Short story: Diamonds by Colin Barrett

Short story: Diamonds by Colin Barrett

Read the Frank O'Connor award-winning story Diamonds from the collection Young Skins

Frank O'Connor short story award goes to 'new, young, genius' Colin Barrett

Frank O'Connor short story award goes to 'new, young, genius' Colin Barrett

Young Skins, author's debut collection, praised by judges for stories that 'come alive with that ineffable thing – soul'

#ARTS #PODCAST  Writers Who Don't Write Podcast    Colin Barrett    READ:  https://podDVR.COM/?c=60e672bb-b5f0-776d-1319-c0624968f26f

#ARTS #PODCAST Writers Who Don't Write Podcast Colin Barrett READ: https://podDVR.COM/?c=60e672bb-b5f0-776d-1319-c0624968f26f

Colin Barrett grew up in Mayo. His first book, Young Skins, was first published in 2013 by the Stinging Fly press. Young Skins won the 2014 Frank O'Connor International short story prize, the Rooney Prize for Literature and the Guardian First Book Award. His stories have appeared in A Public Space, Five Dials, the Guardian and the New Yorker.  Read one of Colin’s stories here  http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/01/05/ways-2

Colin Barrett grew up in Mayo. His first book, Young Skins, was first published in 2013 by the Stinging Fly press. Young Skins won the 2014 Frank O'Connor International short story prize, the Rooney Prize for Literature and the Guardian First Book Award. His stories have appeared in A Public Space, Five Dials, the Guardian and the New Yorker. Read one of Colin’s stories here http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/01/05/ways-2

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