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UCD Writer-in-Residence for 2024

Writer in Residence for 2024

The School is delighted to welcome Colin Barrett as UCD's 2024 Writer in Residence. If you would like t learn about other writer appointments for 2024, please see the (opens in a new window)Arts Council announcement.

From the Arts Council: "University College Dublin Writer in Residence position will be held by Colin Barrett. Colin Barrett is the author of the story collections Young Skins and Homesickness. He is the recipient of the 2014 Guardian First Book Award, the 2014 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize, and the 2014 Roonet Prize and was a 5 under 35 National Book Award Honouree in the United States. From 2018-2020 he was the Rolex Literature Protégé, mentored by Colm Tóibín. His stories have appeared, among other places, in the Stinging Fly Magazine, Granta, Harpers and the New Yorker. His first novel, Wild Houses, is being published in 2024."