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“The Wonders of the Shore” published in Tin House

Tin House 66


“The Wonders of the Shore” is featured in Tin House #66, Winter 2015.

“The Accident” published in the Harvard Review

Harvard Review 48


“The Accident” appears in Harvard Review 48, Fall 2015.

“The Years and The Years” published in AGNI 82



“The Years and The Years,” an essay on writing, was published in AGNI 82, November 2015.

Archangel chosen as a finalist for the Story Prize



Archangel was selected as one of three finalists for the tenth annual Story Prize.

Archangel featured in The New York Review of Books

Heroines in the Garden

Heroines in the Garden discusses the stories in Archangel, groundbreaking theories, and the pain of change: “While we do not regret the knowledge, we also know that every gain is also a loss, here the loss of the certainty that everything makes sense because it is all from the mind of the creator, arising from a single cause. Moreover, profound uncertainties about love, and about the possibility of happiness, beset the characters in these stories even as they search for clarity in new knowledge and understanding of science. Like Darwin, and Einstein, and all her other heroes, Barrett the storyteller pulls us relentlessly away from false comforts, into the dazzling, often chaotic, world as it really is.” Read the full article.

“The Particles” selected for The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013


“The Particles” was published in this year’s O. Henry Prize Stories, selected by editor Laura Furman and with essays by Lauren Groff, Edith Pearlman, and Jim Shepard on their favorite stories.