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Colin Barrett Has Won the 2014 Guardian First Book Award

Colin Barrett won the 2014 Guardian First Book Award for his short story collection Young Skins. - peoplewhowrite

Colin Barrett

For his short story collection Young Skins, author Colin Barrett has won the 2014 Guardian First Book Award. Fiona MacFarlane’s The Night Guest, Henry Marsh’s Do No Harm, Evan Osnos’ Age of Ambition, and May-Lan Tan’s Things to Make and Break made up the shortlist.

Announced on November 26th in London, the prize is worth £10,000 cash, plus an advertising package in the Guardian and the Observer. Young Skins has also won the 2014 Frank O’Connor Short Story Award and the Rooney Prize for Fiction.

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