Winter Readings: ‘Human Soup’ by Madeleine D’Arcy

Madeleine D’Arcy reads from ‘Human Soup’, her short story in Issue Thirteen.

Madeleine D’Arcy’s début short story collection, Waiting For The Bullet (Doire Press, 2014), won the Edge Hill Readers’ Choice Prize 2015 (UK). In 2010 she received the Hennessy Literary Award for First Fiction and the overall Hennessy Literary Award for New Irish Writer. She holds an MA in Creative Writing (First Class Honours) from University College, Cork. She is also a qualified solicitor in Ireland and in the UK. Her second book, Liberty Terrace, a collection of linked short stories, was published in late 2021 by Doire Press. Together with fellow Cork writer Danielle McLaughlin, she co-hosts Fiction at the Friary, a free monthly fiction event in Cork City.

Read Madeleine’s essay on the creative process behind ‘Human Soup’ here.

Photo of Beatrice with the author and her mother by Andrew Lane.

Lonely Crowd cover photo by Jo Mazelis.