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@bookshowrte presenter. #LongGazeBack Editor (@newislandbooks & 2015 @bgeibas winner ). Book Reviews @rtearena & Irish Times. Essay in @bansheelit #1 #MUFC

Being the sole sister among brothers is a special experience — From the age of five, until I finally let it go aged 11, I constantly badgered my mother for a sister. I am an only girl, in the middle of two brothers, and my plea was not because they weren't brilliant siblings - they just weren't girls.
Dec 28, 2015

Watching football, playing Star Wars games. Me on being an only girl with awesome brothers.…

Review: Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit — Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit (Granta) In 2008, Rebecca Solnit wrote about an incident that took place during a skiing weekend in Aspen. In the essay, the writer recounts a conversation with their host, a wealthy man, who asks what she does for a living.

Spinster: on the madness of being man-less — 'Whom to marry, and when it will happen - these two questions define every woman's existence, regardless of where she was raised or what religion she does, or doesn't practice . . . " This is the opening of Spinster, in which Kate Bolick minorly examines the historical condition of spinsterhood while focusing on five literary women she deems her "awakeners".

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.
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Feb 12, 2016

Wonder will it include the scene where Laing took acid with Edna O'Brien?…

Feb 12, 2016

@KayEngels It was a broader discussion about contemporary writing & life in France (with Frédéric Beigbeder) but there's a snippet on Woolf.

Feb 12, 2016

@KayEngels Marie was recently our guest on Book Show & talked about the idea of "room" V "bedroom". Starts at 7.41…

Feb 11, 2016

RT @RuthGilligan: Just booked! Looking forward immensely. Also good excuse not to propose to boyfriend that evening... #LeapYear…

Feb 11, 2016

More poems made from book spines please (#LongGazeBack mooches its way in to this one)…

Feb 11, 2016

RT @StanCarey: New bookmash, 'A Quiet Life':… (featuring Molly Keane, Edna O'Brien, Dylan Thomas, @sineadgleeson et al.)

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