Short Stories

“Multitudes” at The Strand Arts Centre

"Multitudes" at The Strand Arts Centre
“Beautifully crafted, and so finely balanced that she holds the reader right up against the tender humanity of her characters.” – Eimear McBride The Strand is delighted to welcome the ...
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“Mayday”, a short story by Lucy Caldwell

"Mayday", a short story by Lucy Caldwell
As apart of The Pool Short Story Week Listen to the podcast, or read the story below… Mayday Ten days later, the package finally comes. It is a small, brown, padded envelope, ...
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Streets Like These: Van Morrison’s influence

Streets Like These: Van Morrison’s influence
Van Morrison’s music is woven deep into the fabric of my childhood. But even more than these clusters of memories, his music seems the very soul of my childhood places ...
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Cyprus Avenue, a short story by Lucy Caldwell

cyprus avenue
“December has always been hard, but this year will be the hardest December yet. You will feel yourself struggling to shoulder the weight of it; will want, more keenly than ...
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Irish Times Book Club choice: “Multitudes”

Irish Times Book Club choice: "Multitudes"
(Published in The Irish Times, Sep 2, 2016) Multitudes by Lucy Caldwell is September’s Irish Times Book Club selection. The Belfast author’s short story collection, published by Faber in May, ...
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The Glass Shore

New Island is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland, edited by Sinéad Gleeson. Last year saw ...
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Multitudes: eleven stories

From Belfast to London and back again the eleven stories that comprise Caldwell’s first collection explore the many facets of growing up – the pain and the heartache, the tenderness ...
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‘Everything you write requires a portion of your soul, I think, to make it live’

Lucy Caldwell, whose collection Multitudes was published yesterday, opens up about it and her adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters to fellow Belfast writer Paul McVeigh (from The Irish Times) Were ...
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Cyprus Avenue

On April 1, BBC broadcast Cyprus Avenue, one of the stories from Lucy’s anthology Multitudes. The story was read by Laura Pyper and the programme was produced by Heather Larmour ...
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Granta 135: New Irish Writing

Granta New Irish Writing
Granta 135 is a snapshot of contemporary Ireland, which shows where one of the world’s most distinguished and independent literary traditions is today. Here international stars rub shoulders with a ...
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