Lucy Caldwell

Novelist, playwright, radio dramatist and most recently short story writer

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and London, England, UK

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Lucy Caldwell was born in Belfast in 1981. She is the author of three novels, several stage plays & radio dramas, and most recently a collection of short stories, Multitudes.

Her numerous awards and accolades include the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright, the Imison Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, a Fiction Uncovered Award, a Major Individual Artist Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Commonwealth Writers’ Award (Canada & Europe).  

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Multitudes, 2016, Faber

Granta 135: New Irish Writing (ed. Sigrid Rausing), 2016, Granta

The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers (ed. Sinéad Gleeson) 2015, New Island

All Over Ireland: New Irish Short Stories, (ed. Deirdre Madden), 2015, Faber

Beta-Life: Stories from an A-Life Future (ed. Ra Page & Martyn Amos), 2015, Comma Press

Belfast Noir (Akashic Noir) (ed. Adrian McKinty & Stuart Neville), 2014, Akashic Books

All the Beggars Riding, 2013, Faber

The BBC International Short Story Award 2012 (ed. Clive Anderson), 2012, Comma Press

The Meeting Point, 2011, Faber

Notes to Future Self, 2011, Faber

Leaves, 2007, Faber

Where They Were Missed, 2006, Viking