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In Conversation: Louise Kennedy & Lucy Caldwell

The writer Lucy Caldwell will be in conversation with Ciaran Carson Fellow, Louise Kennedy, talking about Louise's debut collection.

Louise Kennedy
May 13, 2021
18:00 - 19:00

Louise Kennedy is a prose writer, and one of the inaugural Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellows at Queen’s. Her publication record includes fiction in journals such as The Tangerine, The Stinging Fly, Banshee and Winter Papers, food writing for The Guardian and Irish Times, short scripts for RTE Radio 1 and a commission for BBC Radio 4 Short Works. Her stories have won prizes and she was short-listed for Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award in both 2019 and 2020. 

This is a wonderful opportunity to talk with two exceptional writers, with our host Lucy Caldwell's latest short story collection Intimacies, having just hit the shelves. Lucy was a SHC Fellow in 2019. She’ll be leading the discussion on Louise's debut short story collection, The End of the World is a Cul de Sac, published by Bloomsbury in April 2021. 

“Louise Kennedy's collection will stop you in your tracks . . . Profound, beautiful and essential” –  Liz Nugent

“A hugely impressive and memorable collection. I adored these downbeat, stirring, disconcerting, punchy, touching, believable short stories, so skilfully and beautifully executed” –  Joseph O’Connor

Preorder your copy here.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the novel in a live Q&A session.  

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