Claire Keegan is the author of Antarctica, a collection of stories published by Faber & Faber. It was published by Grove/Atlantic in the United States and was a Los Angeles Times Book of the Year. Her stories have won the William Trevor Prize, The Martin Healy Award, The Kilkenny Prize, The Olive Cook Award, The Allingham Prize, The Macaulay Fellowship and The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. She was also a Wingate Scholar. Other stories appear in Granta and The Paris Review. Her second collection, Walk The Blue Fields, will be published by Faber next year. ‘Dark Horses’ won this year’s Francis MacManus Award.