Sinéad Gleeson’s debut collection of essays: Constellations: Reflections from Life was published in April 2019 by Picador. It has been sold to various countries, including France, Germany and the US, where it will be published in March 2020 by HMH Books. Previously her essays have been published in Granta, Winter Papers (edited by Kevin Barry and Olivia Smith) Gorse , Elsewhere: A Journal of Place, Autumn: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons and Banshee. A forthcoming essay has been commissioned by BBC Radio 3 for their Essay slot and will be broadcast this Autumn. 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 the anthologies Autonomy, Washing Windows? Irish Women Write Poetry and Reading the Future. (both Arlen House).
Her collaborative work includes ‘Your Chroma’, a text and sound performance with composer and producer Stephen Shannon, performed at Los Gatos Writer’s Festival in California and The House Presents. After the publication of Constellations in 2019, Gleeson and Shannon reprised this show, adding two new pieces from the book, which they have performed at The Dock Arts with cellist Kate Ellis and artist Rory Tangney, at The Hugh Lane Gallery with musicians Mary Barnecutt and Matthew Nolan, and as part of Paul Muldoon’s Literary Picnic.
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. A round-up of radio and print interviews, features, reviews and panel events is here. 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 2012 she edited the short story anthology, Silver Threads of Hope, which featured authors Kevin Barry, Emma Donoghue, Colum McCann, Mary Costello, Roddy Doyle and more. In Autumn 2020, Head of Zeus will publish ‘The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories’, edited by Sinéad.
In 2019, Sinéad was the Writer in Residence at University College Dublin, teaching on the Creative Writer MFA and MA courses. She is currently working on a novel. Previously, she worked as a journalist and broadcaster, presenting The Book Show on RTÉ Radio One for four years. She regularly moderates and chairs panel events.
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