An evening with Colin Barrett

25 May 2024

Event details

Date: 25 May 2024
Time: 8.00pm
Venue: The Linenhall Arts Centre
Organiser: The Linenhall Arts Centre
Fee: 15euro
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Event description

At this event, Colin Barrett will read from his first novel ‘Wild Houses’, in which a simmering feud between a small-time drug dealer, Cillian English, and County Mayo’s enforcers, Gabe and Sketch Ferdia, spills over into violence and an ugly ultimatum.

Colin Barrett is from County Mayo, Ireland. In 2009 he was awarded the Penguin Ireland Prize, and in 2014 his debut collection of stories Young Skins was published and awarded The Rooney Prize, The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize and The Guardian First Book Award. In 2018 he was announced as the Rolex Arts Initiative Literary Protege, mentored by Colm Toibin. His stories have appeared in The Stinging Fly magazine, the New Statesman, the New Yorker, Harper’s and read on Radio 4 and ‘Calm With Horses’ was adapted for a feature film starring Barry Keoghan, Cosmo Jarvis and Niamh Algar, released in 2020.

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