18 – Colin Barrett

Genres: Fiction | Irish Writing | Short Stories

Welcome to Day 18 of our West Cork Literary Festival Advent Calendar. Our author today is Colin Barrett.

Colin Barrett is the author of Young Skins, a collection of short stories published by The Stinging Fly. He is the recipient of the Guardian First Book Award, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize, The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. He is a 5 under 35 National Book Award Honoree and was the Rolex 2020 protege in Literature. His first novel will be published in 2022 and he is working on a second collection of short stories.

Colin is reading an extract from a new short story entitled A Low Shimmering Black Drone.

Today’s video will unlock just after midnight on 18th December 2020.

About Our Literary Advent Calendar 2020

So many incredible books by Irish authors and authors living in Ireland were released this year, without the usual fanfare of festivals and launches. We’re delighted to celebrate a small selection of these authors here and we’ve invited twenty-four writers to submit a short video reading from their new books.

Visit our Advent Calendar here and join us each day from 1st to 24th December to unlock a new reading.

Each day’s video will also go live on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook.

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