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Long Gaze Back Event at the Irish Literary Society, London

Irish Literary Society

The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers

Date: February 29th 2016 Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Cost: £5 Venue: The Bloomsbury Hotel. 16-22 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NN  

Join Sinéad Gleeson and Lucy Caldwell for an evening of discussion about the widely-acclaimed The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers , women’s writing and more.


Image of Sinead GleesonSinéad Gleeson
Sinéad Gleeson is a broadcaster, critic and writer who presents The Book Show on RTE Radio 1. She reviews books for The Irish Times and RTE Radio One’s arts show, Arena. As a moderator at literary festivals, Sinéad has interviewed many writers and artists, including Martin Amis, Edna O’Brien, Ian McEwan, Donna Tartt and Brian Eno. She is the editor of two short story anthologies,Silver Threads of Hope, and most recently The Long Gaze Back: an Anthology of Irish Women Writers, which won Best Irish Published Book at the 2015 Irish Book Awards. She is currently editing another anthology for New Island Books, which will be published in Autumn 2016.

Image of Lucy CaldwellLucy Caldwell
Born in Belfast in 1981, Lucy Caldwell read English at Queens’ College, Cambridge and is a graduate of Goldsmith’s MA in Creative & Life Writing. She is the author the novels Where They Were Missed (2006) and The Meeting Point (2011), which featured on BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime and was awarded the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her stage plays, Leaves, Guardians, and Notes to Future Self, and radio dramas, Girl From Mars, Avenues of Eternal Peace, Witch Week, have won awards including the George Devine Award and the Imison Award. In 2011 she was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature for her body of work to date. Her debut collection of short stories, Multitudes, will be published by Faber in May 2016.


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