Caoilinn Hughes is an Irish writer. Her latest novel, THE WILD LAUGHTER (2020) won the Royal Society of Literature's Encore Award 2021, and it was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards' Novel of the Year 2020, the RTE Listeners' Choice Award, the Dalkey Literary Awards, and was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her debut novel, ORCHID & THE WASP (2018) won the Collyer Bristow Prize 2019 and was a finalist for four other prizes. Her poetry collection GATHERING EVIDENCE (Carcanet Press 2014) won The Irish Times Strong/Shine Award 2015. Her short stories have won the An Post Irish Book Awards' Story of the Year 2020, The Moth Short Story Prize 2018 and an O.Henry Prize in 2019. She is the 2021 Writer Fellow at Trinity College Dublin.Read more Read less
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