The Counting Sheep

The Counting Sheep

By BBC Radio 4

Drama of the Week

Friday, 30 July

An original short story specially commissioned by BBC Radio 4 by the Northern Irish writer Lucy Caldwell. As read by Louise Parker (The Northern Bank Job.) Lucy Caldwell is the award-winning author of three novels, several stage plays and radio dramas, and most recently two collections of short stories: Multitudes (Faber, 2016) and Intimacies (Faber, 2021). She is also the editor of Being Various: New Irish Short Stories (Faber, 2019). Awards include the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the George Devine Award, the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Imison Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, the Irish Writers’ and Screenwriters’ Guild Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Award (Canada & Europe), the Edge Hill Short Story Prize Readers’ Choice Award, a Fiction Uncovered Award, a K. Blundell Trust Award and a Major Individual Artist Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Reader: Louise Parker Writer: Lucy Caldwell Producer: Michael Shannon Exec Editor: Andy Martin A BBC Northern Ireland production.
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