Orchid & The Wasp is the dazzlingly original debut from award winning writer Caoilinn Hughes. Set in Dublin, London and New York and exploring the ethical underbelly of contemporary society through the coming of age of an utterly singular heroine, the novel brings to life the charged, compulsive voice of Gael Foess as she strives to build a life raft in the midst of economic and familial collapse.


Caoilinn will be joined by novelist Jan Carson to discuss this gorgeous novel, crackling with joyful fury and anarchic gall. Fresh off the print, Orchid & The Wasp has gained rave reviews from writers such as John Banville “richly inventive and highly entertaining” and Anthony Doerr who has hailed the author as a “massive talent”. We are delighted to welcome Caoilinn to Belfast for what will be one of this year's true literary highlights.