Posted on 10/19/2021 at 03:39 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The third time is the charm for Northern Irish writer Lucy Caldwell, who was revealed as the 2021 BBC National Short Story Award winner.

Her short story “All the People Were Mean and Bad” was praised for its “masterful storytelling,” “deep truthfulness” and “deft precision,” according to the Guardian.

For her efforts, Caldwell receives £15,000 (about $20,600); you can read “All the People Were Mean and Bad” in the Guardian.

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