Writing

New essay for Granta: Blue Hills and Chalk Bones

I wrote an essay for Granta about women's bodies, illness, shame, religion and a trip to Lourdes. The opening section is below and you can read the piece in full here: The Bullet Catch The body is an afterthought. We don’t stop to think of how the heart is beating its...

Announcing The Glass Shore…

Happy International Women's Day - and congratulations to Anne Enright and Lisa McInerney (both Long Gaze Back contributors) who have been nominated for the Bailey's Prize. Over the weekend I chaired a Long Gaze Back Panel event, with Lisa McInerney, Siobhan Mannion...

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...

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