17.02.2015 - Colin Barrett

Colin Barrett (1982) grew up in County May, Ireland. His stories were published in several anthologies. Young Skins is his debut. Set for the most part in the fictional County Mayo town of Glanbeigh, the stories deftly explore the wayward lives and loves of young men and women in contemporary post-boom Ireland. With themes ranging from loneliness and desire to violence and self destruction. In Glanbeigh, it matters who’s sister you’re seen with after closing time and it matters when you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time. The young, talented Barrett writes brilliantly about the lives and loves of young men and women living in modern day Ireland.

The Dutch translation of Young Skins was published on January 8th as Jonge gasten by publisher De Bezige Bij. A translation by Joris Vermeulen.