Caoilinn Hughes is an Irish writer whose first novel ORCHID & THE WASP (Hogarth / Oneworld 2018) won the Collyer Bristow Prize 2019, and was shortlisted for the Hearst Big Book Awards, the Butler Literary Award and was longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and the International DUBLIN Literary Award 2020.

Her poetry collection, GATHERING EVIDENCE (Carcanet 2014), won the Irish Times Strong/Shine Award. Her work has appeared in Granta, POETRY, Tin House, Best British Poetry, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and elsewhere. For her short fiction, she won The Moth International Short Story Prize 2018 and an O.Henry Prize in 2019. Her second novel, THE WILD LAUGHTER, is forthcoming in July 2020.

Gathering Evidence2014
Orchid & the Wasp2018
The Wild Laughter2020