Reading with Claire-Louise Bennett
9th September at 7pm
Firkin Crane Theatre, Shandon
Sinéad Gleeson is a writer, editor, freelance broadcaster and journalist. She reviews books and writes arts features and interviews for The Irish Times, and is a regular critic on RTÉ Radio One’s Arena. She has edited the short story anthology Silver Threads of Hope (New Island, 2012) and The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers (New Island, 2015). A new anthology, The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women from the North of Ireland will be published in autumn 2016. An essay, ‘Hair’, was published in Issue 1 of literary journal Banshee in September 2015. In October 2015, 'Fathoms', a 500-word flash fiction story was highly commended at the Dromineer Literary Festival. In May 2016, Granta published an essay online, ‘Blue Hills and Chalk Bones’, as part of their new Irish writing volume. Sinéad was also shortlisted for the 2016 Fish Memoir Prize.