Luck and judgement

Luck and judgement

Literary agent Lucy Luck talks to Benedicte Page about backing talented new names.

An impressive roster of prize listings marks out agent Lucy Luck’s stable of authors, many of them young Irish writers.

There’s Sara Baume, whose début novel Spill Simmer Falter Wither (Windmill) was awarded last year’s Rooney Prize and earned her Newcomer of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2015; Colin Barrett, whose story collection Young Skins (Jonathan Cape) won the Guardian First Book Award and the Rooney Prize in 2014; and Kevin Barry, whose Beatlebone (Canongate) won the 2015 Goldsmiths Prize. And...

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