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“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

24th August 1974. Manchester City defender Colin Barrett out jumping Arsenal centre forward John Radford, at Highbury.

24th August 1974. Manchester City defender Colin Barrett out jumping Arsenal centre forward John Radford, at Highbury.

Colin Barrett.

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

Colin Barrett Wins 2014 Rooney Prize for Fiction - Irish America

Young Skins (Unabridged) (MP3-CD) (Colin Barrett)

Young Skins (Unabridged) (MP3-CD) (Colin Barrett)

My hero: David Foster Wallace by Colin Barrett

My hero: David Foster Wallace by 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

Winner of the Guardian first book award, Colin Barrett.

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

Colin Barrett’s intense stories of smalltown Irish life, Young Skins, praised as the work of an author ‘with a clear path ahead of them’

“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.

Young Skins by Colin Barrett.

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

Sajalín Editores - Glanbeigh 6 historias de adolescentes y contratos precarios de trabajo, alcohol, drogas

Sajalín Editores - Glanbeigh 6 historias de adolescentes y contratos precarios de trabajo, alcohol, drogas

Colin Barrett Nottingham Forest

Colin Barrett Nottingham Forest

Young Skins by Colin Barrett | The 24 Best Literary Debuts Of 2015

Young Skins by Colin Barrett

"Young Skins" Short stories by Colin Barrett | 10 Best Bets for $75 or Less - Bonobos, Blazers, & More on Dappered.com

10 Best Bets for $75 or Less – Bonobos, Blazers, & More

"Young Skins" Short stories by Colin Barrett | 10 Best Bets for $75 or Less - Bonobos, Blazers, & More on Dappered.com

Nottingham Forest player Colin Barrett a member of the first team squad for 1976/77 season

Nottingham Forest player Colin Barrett a member of the first team squad for 1976/77 season

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

Irish debut author Colin Barrett has won the most lucrative prize in the world for a collection of short stories, the Frank O'Connor international .