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Arts Council congratulates writer Colin Barrett
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The Arts Council congratulates Colin Barrett on the news that he has won the 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award with his debut collection, Young Skins. Colin has received three bursaries from the Arts Council: in 2010, in 2011 and in 2013. Read his interview with the Arts Council on the value of receiving a bursary.
Young Skins was originally published by the Stinging Fly Press, with support from the Arts Council.
The Award was initiated in honour of the esteemed short story writer Frank O’Connor. The Munster Literature Centre, with the support of the Arts Council and University College Cork, manages and administers the prestigious prize and the Cork International Short Story Festival.
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