Paul McVeigh


Born in Belfast, Paul McVeigh is an award-winning writer whose work has been performed on stage and radio, published in print and been translated into French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and upcoming Hungarian.

He began his career as a playwright before moving to London where he wrote comedy shows, which were performed at the Edinburgh Festival and in Londons West End.

His short stories have been published in literary journals and anthologies, read on BBC Radio 5 and commissioned by BBC Radio 4.

He is the co-founder of London Short Story Festival, of which, he was the Director and Curator for 2014 & 15. He is Associate Director at Word Factory, the UKs premier short story salon.

The Good Son was published in France in April 2016 and in Germany in August '16. He received The McCrea Literary Award in 2015.

The Good Son was selected from 160 books by The British Council and The Literary Platform to be one of twelve that will be part of The UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature 2016.

Paul has read his work at festivals around the world and on BBC Radio 5. He represented the UK in Mexico 2015 and Turkey 2016 for The British Council.
   Southword 36 (2019) (with Kim Addonizio, Patrick Cotter, August Kleinzahler, Thomas McCarthy, Audrey Molloy, Ron Rash, Brian Turner and Yiyun Li)
Anthologies edited
   The 32 (2021)
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