Caoilinn Hughes


Caoilinn Hughes is an Irish writer whose poetry collection Gathering Evidence (Carcanet, 2014) won the Irish Times Shine/Strong Award and was a finalist for the Seamus Heaney Prize, the Pigott Poetry Prize in association with Listowel Writers’ Week, the Royal Society of NZ Science Book Prize and the NZ Post Book Award for Poetry. Her debut novel, Orchid & the Wasp, will be published in June 2018 by Hogarth and Oneworld. She is a fellow of the James Merrill Foundation, the Bogliasco Foundation, the Centre Culturel Irlandais, the Tin House Summer Workshop, Art Omi, and she has received a Literature Bursary Award from the Arts Council of Ireland, and the Ireland Funds Monaco Award. Her work has appeared in Tin House, POETRY, Granta, Best British Poetry, Poetry Ireland, BBC Radio 3, and elsewhere. She divides her time between the Netherlands and Ireland.


62. Bright Young Things: Dalkey Book Festival Picks the very best new writing

The Masonic Lodge

How many people were actually at U2’s iconic gig in the Dandelion Market? There is a thrill in seeing talent when it is first emerging which is why we at Dalkey are delighted to showcase some of the bright young things of Irish literature. Emerging Irish talent has rarely been stronger. Come listen to three […]