To celebrate the recent publication of Lucy Caldwell’s, Intimacies, and Louise Kennedy’s, The End of the World is a Cul De Sac, the authors discuss their collections with the Belfast writer Jan Carson.
Lucy Caldwell is the award-winning Belfast-born author of three novels, two short story collections, several stage plays and radio dramas. Her new critically acclaimed short story collection exquisitely charts the steps and missteps of young women trying to find their place in the world. It offers keenly felt and subtly revealing insights into the heartbreak and hope of modern life.
Louise Kennedy, from Co. Down, is a major new voice in Irish fiction for the twenty-first century. Her short stories have been widely published, and she was short-listed for the Sunday Times Audible Award in 2019 and 2020. Her sharp shocks of visceral, stunning crafted stories in, The End of the World is a Cul De Sac, offer flashes of beauty, and even humour, amidst the harshest of truths.
Jan Carson is a writer and community arts facilitator based in Belfast. She is the author of two novels and four story collections. Her 2019 novel, The Fire Starters, won the EU Prize for Literature for Ireland. Her latest short story collection The Last Resort, recently published to much critical acclaim in April 2021 (Penguin Books), was recently serialised on BBC Radio 4.
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