PAUL MCVEIGH’s debut novel, The Good Son, won the Polari First Novel Prize and the McCrea Literary Award, as well as Brighton’s City Reads Choice in 2016. His stories have appeared in The London Magazine and The Stinging Fly, and in 2019, Faber’s anthology Being Various: New Irish Short Stories, Kit de Waal’s Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers, on BBC Radio 4 and Sky Arts TV. Paul is associate director of Word Factory and he co-founded the London Short Story Festival. In 2019, he also chaired a short story strand throughout the Jaipur Literature Festival. Paul interviews authors and reviews for The Irish Times and his work has been translated into seven languages.