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Caoilinn Hughes

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Caoilinn Hughes is an Irish writer. Her latest novel, THE WILD LAUGHTER (2020) was shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards' Novel of the Year and RTÉ Radio 1 Listener's Choice Award 2020, and is currently longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her first novel ORCHID & THE WASP (2018) won the Collyer Bristow Prize 2019, and was shortlisted for the Hearst Big Book Awards, the Butler Literary Award and was longlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award and the International DUBLIN Literary Award 2020. Her poetry collection, GATHERING EVIDENCE (Carcanet 2014), won the Irish Times Strong/Shine Award. Her short fiction won The Moth Short Story Prize 2018, the An Post Irish Book Awards' Story of the Year 2020, and an O.Henry Prize i ...more

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