Welcome back to our bi-monthly reading series, Caoilinn in Conversation, featuring authors that call the UK and Ireland home, curated by the super-talented Caoilinn Hughes, author of The Wild Laughter. Join us virtually on Tuesday, May 3rd at 1:00pm central (7:00pm in Ireland) to help celebrate Colin Barrett‘s new short story collection, Homesickness!
Colin Barrett was born in 1982 and grew up in County Mayo. In 2009 he was awarded the Penguin Ireland Prize. Young Skins won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Guardian First Book Award, and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. His work has been published in The New Yorker, A Public Space, Granta, and The Stinging Fly. In 2015, Barrett was named a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35.”
Caoilinn Hughes‘ latest novel, The Wild Laughter, won the Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award 2021. It was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards’ Novel of the Year, the RTÉ Radio 1 Listener’s Choice Award 2020, the Dalkey Literary Awards, and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her first novel Orchid & The Wasp (2018) won the Collyer Bristow Prize and was a finalist for four other prizes. Her short fiction won The Moth Short Story Prize, the Irish Book Awards’ Story of the Year and an O.Henry Prize. She is the 2021 Writer Fellow at Trinity College Dublin.
You can purchase their books through the respective links and each book comes with a signed bookplate!
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