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Molly McCloskey

Molly McCloskey grew up in the US but spent 25 years living in Ireland, where parts of her new novel are set. Straying (Scribner, 2018), which the New York Times called lucid, wise, and discomfiting, was published in the UK by Penguin as When Light is Like Water. Molly is also the author of two short story collections, a novel, and a memoir, Circles Around the Sun: In Search of a Lost Brother. She was shortlisted for the 2018 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, the world’s largest prize for a single short story. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Irish Times, and elsewhere. She has also worked in the field of international development in the UN’s Kenya-based Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs for Somalia. She currently lives in Washington, DC, where she recently served as a judge for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

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