Caoilinn Hughes

Caoilinn Hughes

Caoilinn Hughes is the author of Orchid & the Wasp (Oneworld 2018), which was shortlisted for the Hearst Big Book Awards and the Butler Literary Award, and was longlisted for the Authors's Club Best First Novel Award. Her poetry collection, GATHERING EVIDENCE (Carcanet 2014), won the Irish Times Strong/Shine Award. For her short fiction, she won The Moth International Short Story Prize 2018 and an O. Henry Prize 2019. Her work has appeared in Granta, POETRY, Tin House, The Irish Times, Best British Poetry, BBC Radio 3 and elsewhere. She holds BA and MA Degrees from Queen's University, Belfast, and a PhD in English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She was Visiting Writer at Maastricht University in the Netherlands from 2014-17. Her second novel, The Wild Laughter, will be published in May 2020.