Monday November 30, 2020

Understated, everyday stories told through a quietly powerful voice

Multitudes is Lucy Caldwell’s first collection of short stories, and it’s brilliant

1st May, 2016
Lucy Caldwell: conversational prose

Fiction; Multitudes: Eleven Stories; By Lucy Caldwell; Faber & Faber, €17.25

An underhyped Irish writer? They do exist. Lucy Caldwell (born 1981) has been quietly writing away for over a decade, producing novels and plays, steadily collecting awards and rave reviews – her first full-length drama, Leaves, won the Stewart Parker Award in 2007, and she won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2011.

But she’s never quite broken through, as they say in the...

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