13-16 June 2024

14 Jun 2024
The Vico

Lads in Chip Shops in Small Towns

The acclaimed writer of Young Skins and the screenplay for Calm with Horses, comes to Dalkey to chat about his debut novel Wild Houses.  Described by Kevin Power in The Irish Times as “a delicate and beautiful book about the lives of lonely people on the fringes of small-town gangsterdom” Barrett’s Ballina is the setting for this remarkable and funny debut novel. The beautifully crafted, thrillingly-told story of two outsiders striving to find themselves as their worlds collapse in chaos and violence, Wild Houses has been long-anticipated and we are delighted to have Colin Barrett in Dalkey.

Colin Barrett with Jan Carson