Colin Barrett: hidden and at times disturbing depths lurk beneath the surface bravado. Young Skins was published in Britain last spring by Jonathan Cape.

An Irish writer has held off a strong challenge from four Americans and a Scot to win the 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. By w(...)

Ben Marcus chuckles darkly at the notion that his most recent novel, The Flame Alphabet , wa(...)

Now in its 28th year, Galway’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature is one of the best arts festivals in Ireland. As well as an array of chil(...)