Visiting Writers Series Colin Barrett | Department of English

Visiting Writers Series Colin Barrett

Event Information
Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 8:00pm
Location: 
Sage Hall 116

UNT Visiting Writers Series

Colin Barrett

4PM: Q&A in Terrill Hall 120

8PM: Reading/Book Signing in Sage Hall 116

Colin Barrett's first collection of stories, Young Skins, was originally published by Stinging Fly Press in 2013. It won the 2014 Frank O'Conner International Short Story Prize, The Guardian First Book Award and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. Colin was one of the 5 under 35 honorees for The National Book Foundation in the United States in 2015. Young Skins has been translated into 8 languages so far and one of the stories, Calm With Horses, is being made into a feature film produced by DNC films, Film4 and Element Pictures. Colin's short stories and nonfiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, A Public Space, the New Statesman, The Guardian and other magazines and journals. In 2018 he was selected as one of 4 protégés for the Rolex Arts Initiative.

UNT Visiting Writers Series schedule here: http://english.unt.edu/creative-writing/visiting-writers-series

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