Hedwig Schwall is director of the Leuven Centre for Irish Studies (LCIS). Most recently, she edited Irish Studies in Europe (on Boundaries, Passages, Transitions, vol. 8); the special issue of RISE, the Review of Irish Studies in Europe, on “Irish Textiles” (2018) and The Danger and the Glory (2019), a volume of 60 contributions from Irish fiction writers about the art of writing. She is Project Director of the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS, www.efacis.eu) and co-editor of “Europe in Ireland” (forthcoming 2021, https://kaleidoscope.efacis.eu/). On 1 February, 2021 she launched, together with Marija Girevska, the Anne Enright Translation project https://enright.efacis.eu/.  In her research she focuses on contemporary Irish fiction and poetry.