Meet the Women Powering a New Wave of Northern Irish Writing

Here’s a broad statement: The northern wave is upon us. Jan Carson, Lucy Caldwell, Wendy Erskine, Louise Kennedy, Michelle Gallen, Sue Devin, Tish Delaney, Bernie McGill, Laura McVeigh, Sharon Dempsey, Kelly Creighton, Hannah King, Olivia Fitzsimmons—there’s a crop of Northern Irish writers taking over the literary world From the storm

You’ve already seen the common denominator: they’re all women. They all have books coming out this year as well, and that too without raising the bar for poets, children’s writers or the people I’ve inevitably missed.