Belfast writer Lucy Caldwell guest edits latest collection of New Irish Short Stories
SALLY Rooney, Belinda McKeon, Stuart Neville and Adrian McKinty feature among an impressive list of contributors to a new collection of Irish short stories edited by award-winning Belfast novelist and playwright Lucy Caldwell, published by Faber & Faber.
Following her own critically acclaimed short story collection Multitudes, Caldwell guest edits the sixth volume of Faber's long-running series of new Irish short stories, continuing the work started by the late David Marcus and subsequent guest editors Kevin Barry – who has also written a story for the latest collection – Deirdre Madden and Joseph O'Connor.
Other contributors include Eimear McBride, Jan Carson, Wendy Erskine, Lisa McInerney, Louise O'Neill and Kit de Waal.
"Being Various has a brilliant array of writers making waves in the twenty-first century, from lauded names to newcomers ranging from their twenties to their sixties; Irish by birth, by parentage, or residence," Caldwell, who has dedicated the book to Engish teachers, libraries and bookshops – "mostly [Belfast bookshop] No Alibis" – says.
:: Being Various: New Irish Short Stories, edited by Lucy Caldwell, is publiched by Faber & Faber, priced £12.99. Available now.