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Norah Hoult: brilliant, censored and forgotten — At this year's Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, JP Donleavy received a deserved Lifetime Achievement Award. His seminal novel, The Ginger Man, was published (and subsequently banned) in 1955. Across the room of award tables sat Edna O'Brien, nominated for Irish Novel of the Year.

The Long Gaze Back: Press round-up, Irish Blog Awards, Events — I could not have anticipated the response to The Long Gaze Back, and the enthusiasm that people have for the Irish short story. A month after the book was published, New Island Books had to reprint it, and we are delighted to be nominated for Best Irish Published Book at the Irish Book Awards next ...
Nov 20, 2015

Finally got around to posting links to reviews, features, radio interviews, event photos etc for #LongGazeBack.…

The books that understand female friendship — Every couple of years, a particular kind of article is trotted out, aimed strictly at book obsessives and literary nerds (*holds up hand*). It's the clickbait-y kind that asks readers for their hottest/most marriageable literary hero.
Nov 13, 2015

Best female friendships in books? I picked some (inc. Lorrie Moore's Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?) for @thepooluk…

Nov 21, 2015

RT @BaileysPrize: From Elena Ferrante to Muriel Spark - the best female friendships in fiction: via @thepooluk

Gender, drama and ‘The Fairer Sex’ — Rambling around town the other day, I picked up a brochure for a new initiative by The Abbey Theatre. Next month, they're running a series of six 20 minute plays by women. Ask most people to name an Irish female playwright and if you're lucky, they'll say Marina Carr, so this is a brilliant idea...

Daphne Du Maurier: a bird’s eye view — Alfred Hitchcock once described British writer Daphne du Maurier as belonging to "a whole school of feminine literature". Despite adapting two of her novels and one short story, the director thought of her not just as a "romantic novelist", but as a writer who wasn't the heavyweight equal of her male contemporaries.
Nov 02, 2015

RT @MartinDoyleIT: @sineadgleeson hails Daphne Du Maurier as far more than romantic novelist Hitchcock saw her as… via @IrishTimesBooks

Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume review - a deft and moving debut — From Robert Grainier in Denis Johnson's Train Dreams to Sam Marsdyke in Ross Raisin's God's Own Country, literature abounds with rural loners, characters whose isolation is as palpable to the reader as it is central to their own narrative.
Oct 09, 2015

.@sineadgleeson reviews Sara Baume's marvellous Spill Simmer Falter Wither, on our Guardian first bk award longlist…

Oct 09, 2015

RT @justine_jordan: .@sineadgleeson reviews Sara Baume's marvellous Spill Simmer Falter Wither, on our Guardian first bk award longlist…

Everything Is Teeth by Evie Wyld review: a chomp out of your heart — Evie Wyld's work has always had one foot in Australia. In her exceptional debut novel, After the Fire, a Still, Small Voice (2009), two Queensland men, generations apart, deal with war, masculinity and identity.

The Long Gaze Back launch — Thank you to everyone who came along to the launch of The Long Gaze Back at the Liquor Rooms last night. It was so packed that I missed saying hello to many people (apologies!) but what a fantastic, air-punching, celebratory night. Such a wave of goodwill in a room full of inspiring women - I'm so ...
Sep 24, 2015

People have been asking about Anne Enright's speech at the #LongGazeBack launch. Here's the audio via @roisiningle…

Sep 25, 2015

@DonnellyStephen What was that line of Anne's you said you liked? Audio here:… (Good to see you!)

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Interview: Kate Bush — Bubbly, enthusiastic, effusive about her 12-year-old son - could this really be the same fiercely private, eccentric, reclusive Kate Bush we keep hearing about, asks SINÉAD GLEESON IN THE days before my interview with Kate Bush, I have several conversations with people about her.

Agatha Christie: and then there were . . . 66 crime novels — At some point in the life of every book-loving child you run out of road. There's a reluctance to leave beloved books behind, but the urge to be grown-up is too intoxicating. Nancy Drew and the Famous Five are discreetly shoved to the back of the wardrobe and there you stand at a literary crossroads.
Sep 15, 2015

The bridge from Enid Blyton to adulthood to binge-reading in hospital. Agatha Christie was a big writer for many:

Sep 15, 2015

RT @sineadgleeson: The bridge from Enid Blyton to adulthood to binge-reading in hospital. Agatha Christie was a big writer for many:

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Nov 30, 2015

Gorgeous covers for these Nancy Mitford reissues. Drop heavy Xmas present hints now (or, you know, self gift).

Nov 30, 2015

"Why does the audience have to sit still for an hour?" Interesting thoughts on literary festivals by @jon_mcgregor…

Nov 30, 2015

@DoireannNiG Also, Helen Simpson's short stories also deal with motherhood and its effect on women, particularly "Hey Yeah Right Get a Life"

Nov 30, 2015

Joy! New Animal Collective album "Painting With" is on the way in February. Here's the first track, FloriDada:…

Nov 29, 2015

Have heard good things about Paulina & Fran by Rachel B. Glaser. Just spotted this @SwearyLady blurb on the back:

Nov 29, 2015

@jakimccarrick @SafiaMoore @beingvarious This happened at first #LongGazeBack event in Belfast. Entire audience spoke of need for NI version

Nov 29, 2015

Another tune we didn't have room for on #SITKOL on @txfm yesterday: Monie Love's "It's a Shame (My Sister)"

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