Caoilinn Hughes

Caoilinn Hughes

Caoilinn Hughes is the author of Orchid & the Wasp (Oneworld 2018), which was shortlisted for the Hearst Big Book Awards, the Butler Literary Award, the Collyer Bristow Prize, and was longlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award. Her poetry collection, Gathering Evidence (Carcanet 2014), won the Irish Times Strong/Shine Award and was shortlisted for four other prizes. Her work has appeared in GrantaPOETRYTin HouseBest British PoetryBBC Radio 3 and elsewhere. She has a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and she was recently Visiting Writer at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. For her short fiction, she won The Moth International Short Story Prize 2018 and an O.Henry Prize in 2019.