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@bookshowrte presenter & journalist. Editor of #LongGazeBack anthology (Sep '15 @newislandbooks) Book Reviewer at @IrishTimes. Essays in @bansheelit.

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.
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:

Arts & Culture - mothers in literature — Last month at the Edinburgh Festival, writer Janice Galloway spoke about how many books are about sex, but how few examine the sometime-result of it: children. "There's a lot about sex in literature. There's precious little about rearing children."

The Long Gaze Back — In organising her selection chronologically, Gleeson has done more than publish an anthology of Irish women writers. She has created an insightful collection of stories that inform as well as entertains when it comes to the topic of women in Irish society.
Sep 11, 2015

RT @junecaldwell: Review of The Long Gaze Back @sineadgleeson @welovethisbook Special mention of @berniemcgill story & Siobhan Mannion! htt…

A long gaze back at Norah Hoult on her 117th birthday — On this day 117 years ago, Norah Hoult was born in Dublin. You've probably never heard of her, but she has come to mean a lot to me. Born in 1898 to an Irish Catholic mother and Protestant father (who had eloped), Hoult was an outsider from an early age.
Sep 10, 2015

117 years ago, Norah Hoult who “employed the popular novel for feminist protest” was born. #readwomen… #LongGazeBack.

Sep 13, 2015

@seventydys For sure. And Norah Hoult's work has virtually disappeared. Out of print (save for @PersephoneBooks).…

Bringing Irish short stories by women into the spotlight — Richard Ford calls the short story the "high wire act of literature", but my favourite description comes from Irish writer Mary Lavin, who described it as an "arrow in flight".

Engaging exploration of the art of singing — Book Title: Naked at the Albert Hall: The Inside Story of Singing ISBN-13: 978-0349005263 Author: Tracey Thorn Publisher: Virago UK Guideline Price: £16.99 Tracey Thorn's first book Bedsit Disco Queen was an understated chronicle of life as a musician.
Aug 15, 2015

From vocal mechanics to singing in fiction (Willa Cather, Ulysses) I enjoyed Tracey Thorn's Naked at the Albert Hall:…

The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers - out Sep 10th 2015 — On September 10th, New Island Books will publish The Long Gaze Back: an Anthology of Irish Women Writers, which I've been working on as editor since late 2013. The anthology of 30 short stories features eight classic and 22 living Irish women writers. All work by the living writers is new and previously unpublished.
Aug 04, 2015

Based on last tweet maybe I should've changed all these names to men's? Andy Enright? Elmer McBride? Marty Costello?…

Aug 04, 2015

RT @NewIslandBooks: Full list of 30 writers & their short stories in The Long Gaze Back edited by @sineadgleeson… htt…

Aug 06, 2015

@paraicodonnell Thanks Paraic. Full list of writers & stories is here:… When does your novel land?

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Oct 04, 2015

@CethanLeahy "As the chum rose to her shark-shaped nose and her cartilage started to melt" 🎶 Oh-oh-oh-ooooh-oh" 🎶

Oct 04, 2015

I hope a) no one ever remakes "Jaws" and b) replaces John Williams' cellos with Napalm Death #Jaws…

Oct 04, 2015

@MariMaxwell17 @DromineerLit That's the key isn't it? Finding the time no matter how many demands you have on your time. Solid advice.

Oct 04, 2015

At @DromineerLit poet Thomas McCarthy spoke brilliantly about culture, our politicians & arts funding.…

Oct 04, 2015

@MariMaxwell17 @DromineerLit I'll try, I swear. *ditches jobs/life, runs away to writer's garret*

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