Lucy Caldwell in conversation with Blake Morrison
Lucy Caldwell’s new novel These Days takes place in April, 1941. Belfast has escaped the worst of the war - so far. Over the next two months, it's going to be destroyed from above, so that people will say, in horror, My God, Belfast is finished. The novel follows the lives of sisters Emma and Audrey - one engaged to be married, the other in a secret relationship with another woman - as they try to survive the horrors of the four nights of bombing which were the Belfast Blitz. These Days has been described in The Sunday Times as ‘sensationally good’ and in The Times as 'remarkably, unusually vivid'.
Born in Belfast in 1981, Lucy Caldwell is the author of four novels, several stage plays and radio dramas, and two collections of short stories: Multitudes (Faber, 2016) and Intimacies (Faber, 2021). She is also the editor of Being Various: New Irish Short Stories (Faber, 2019). Awards include the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the George Devine Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, the Dylan Thomas Prize, a Fiction Uncovered Award, the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and a Major Individual Artist Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Twice previously shortlisted, in 2021 she won the BBC National Short Story Award with her story “All the People Were Mean and Bad”. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018.
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|19 Oct 2022
|5:00pm - 6:00pm
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