Lucy Caldwell

Lucy Caldwellwas born in Belfast in 1981. She is the author of three novels, several stage plays and radio dramas, two collections of short stories (Multitudes, 2016, and Intimacies, forthcoming in May 2020), and is the editor of the anthology Being Various: New Irish Short Stories (Faber, 2019). Awards include the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the George Devine Award, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Imison Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, the Irish Writers’ and Screenwriters’ Guild Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Award (Canada & Europe), the Edge Hill University Short Story Prize Readers’ Choice Award, a Fiction Uncovered Award, a K. Blundell Trust Award and a Major Individual Artist Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Lucy was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018. She was previously shortlisted for the BBC International Short Story Award in 2012.

Anthologies featuring Lucy Caldwell

The BBC International Short Story Award 2012

In honour of the 2012 Olympics, this edition opened its doors to international short story submissions from all over the world, thus becoming the first BBC International Short Story Award.

Beta-Life

Short stories from an A-Life Future, inspired by the vway we interact with technology, the roles we adopt in an increasingly ‘intelligent’ environment, and how we interface with each other.

Resist: Stories of Uprising

The paperback edition of our popular anthology exploring 20 key moments of British protest history, from Boudica to Grenfell.

Resist: Stories of Uprising

The follow-up to Comma’s successful Protest: Stories of Resistance anthology, featuring twenty authors, whose stories have been written in collaboration with historians and eye-witnesses from centuries of British protest.

The BBC National Short Story Award 2019

Featuring the five stories shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2019, the 14th year of the UK's most prestigious short story prize.