June Caldwell

Writer in Dublin, Ireland

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My debut novel Little Town Moone is forthcoming from John Murray (UK). Next year, HIVE, a long short story, is published by No Alibis Press, Belfast. My short story collection, Room Little Darker was published by New Island Books (2017) and Head of Zeus (2018). In 2019, I wrote the introduction to Still Worlds Turning, an anthology of experimental short stories. Non-fiction includes: In Love With a Mad Dog (Gill and MacMillan, 2006) and a Foreword to Nuala O'Faolain's tenth anniversary edition of Are You Somebody? (New Island, 2018). Currently curating a video-installation exhibition on Nuala's ground-breaking memoir for the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLi); showing from July - Dec 2020. I've had fiction/essays published (or forthcoming) in: Southword Editions; BBC Radio 4; West Trade Review; Galway Stories 2020; Arc (RCA London); The Lost Letters of Flann O'Brien; The 32: An Anthology of Irish Working Class Voices; Uncertainties 5; The Art of the Glimpse, 100 Irish short stories; The Globe & Scales; The Irish Times; The Long Gaze Back; The Stinging Fly; The Moth; Winter Papers; The Lonely Crowd; The Broken Spiral. Prizewinner of The Moth Short Story Prize and shortlisted for writing.ie Short Story of the Year; Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction; Colm Toíbín International Short Story Award; Lorian Hemingway Prize; and Sunday Business Post/Penguin Ireland Short Story Prize. Awarded literature bursaries from The Arts Council of Ireland and Arts Council of Northern Ireland, and residencies at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Kerry, Heinrich Böll Cottage, Achill, and Circle of Missé, France. I have facilitated creative writing workshops at various literary festivals and in Mountjoy Men's Prison. Qualifications include: MA Creative Writing, QUB; Pg.Dip Journalism, DIT; BA Writing and Publishing, Middlesex University. Represented by Emma Paterson: [email protected]