Richard Ford described the short story as ‘the national art form of Ireland’. Continuing in this proud tradition, Being Various is the sixth volume of Faber’s long-running series of new Irish short stories. Edited by Belfast-born multi-award-winning author and dramatist Lucy Caldwell, it showcases a brilliant array of writers making waves in the twenty-first century. From well-known names to newcomers, all of whom are Irish by birth, parentage or residence, it includes Kevin Barry, Sally Rooney, Adrian McKinty, and Danielle McLaughlin among others. Lucy Caldwell is joined by Yan Ge, the award-winning writer from China, and self-described ‘Irish writer and infidel living in exile’ Darran Anderson, to discuss Being Various and the art of the short story today.
Presented in association with Faber and Faber for their 90th anniversary