Lucy Caldwell discusses her most recent publication, Intimacies (2021), in conversation with Keith Hopper.
About Lucy Caldwell: born in Belfast and currently living in London, Lucy Caldwell is the author of 3 novels: Where They Were Missed (2005), The Meeting Point (2011) and All the Beggars Riding (2013). She has written 2 collections of short stories, Multitudes (2016) and Intimacies (2021), along with several stage plays and radio dramas. She is also the editor of Being Various: New Irish Short Stories (2019).
Lucy’s work has attracted numerous awards, including The George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright (2006), The Susan Smith Blackburn Award (2007), Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters’ Guild Award (2009), The Richard Imison Award (2009), the Dylan Thomas Prize (2011), Arts Council Northern Ireland Major Individual Artist Award (2012), The Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award (2013) and the Commonwealth Writers’ Award, Canada and Europe (2014). She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018.
About Keith Hopper: Dr Keith Hopper lectures in Writing & Literature at the Yeats Academy of Arts, Design & Architecture at the Institute of Technology, Sligo. He is the author of Flann O’Brien: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Post-modernist (revised edition, 2009); general editor of the twelve-volume Ireland into Film series (2001-2007); and co-editor of Flann O’Brien: Centenary Essays (2011) and The Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien (2013). He also co-edited a series of four books by and about the Irish writer Dermot Healy (2015-2016). Keith is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement, and is currently writing a book on poetry and the sense of place in the digital age.