Sinéad Gleeson

Sinéad Gleeson

Sinéad Gleeson is a writer of essays and fiction. Constellations is a debut collection of essays about the body, mortality, grief, motherhood, health, adventure, artists and writers. Sinéad Gleeson's essays have been published in Granta, Winter Papers, Gorse and Banshee. Sinéad’s short stories appear in Being Various: New Irish Short Stories (Faber, May 2019), Repeal the 8th, The Broken Spiral and Looking at the Stars and her poetry has featured in various anthologies. Her collaborative work includes ‘Your Chroma’, a text and sound performance with composer and producer Stephen Shannon, who she will be working with this year on aspects of Constellations. . She is currently working on a novel. The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers, edited by Sinéad, features 30 short stories, including work by Maeve Brennan, Anne Enright, Elizabeth Bowen, Eimear McBride, Lisa McInerney. It won the Best Irish Published Book at the Irish Book Awards in 2015. Its successor, The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women from the North of Ireland, also won Best Irish Published Book at the Irish Book Awards in 2016. In Autumn 2020, Head of Zeus will publish ‘The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories’, edited by Sinéad. Previously, Sinéad presented The Book Show on RTÉ Radio One for four years. She regularly moderates and chairs panel events.
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