Young Skins by Colin Barrett, hard-hitting short stories that dissect the young Irish male.

Young Skins by Colin Barrett, hard-hitting short stories that dissect the young Irish male.

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

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

“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

Winner of the Guardian first book award, Colin Barrett.

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

Winner of the Guardian first book award, Colin Barrett.

Young Skins by Colin Barrett.

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

My hero: David Foster Wallace by Colin Barrett

My hero: David Foster Wallace by Colin Barrett

Stream David Foster Wallace: "This Is Water" (part by brainpicker from desktop or your mobile device

Colin Barrett Nottingham Forest 1979

Colin Barrett Nottingham Forest 1979

Colin Barrett of Nottingham Forest in 1978.

Colin Barrett of Nottingham Forest in 1978.

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