Colin Barrett

Colin Barrett grew up in County Mayo, Ireland. His first book, the short story collection Young Skins, won the 2014 Guardian First Book Award, the 2014 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and the 2014 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. His second collection Homesickness made the New York Times 100 notable books of the year 2022 and was a book of the year in Oprah Daily and The Irish Times. His debut novel Wild Houses will be published in 2024.