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Belfast's Lucy Caldwell lights up literary world

Belfast-born writer Lucy Caldwell was at the American Ambassador's residence in Dublin last night where she was named winner of the annual Rooney Prize for Irish Literature.

Established in 1976, it is awarded annually to an emerging Irish writer under 40 years of age.

It is funded by current US ambassador Dan Rooney.

Caldwell has published two novels: 'Where They Were Missed' (2006) and 'The Meeting Point' (2011).

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