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Sinéad Gleeson

Sinéad Gleeson

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), GorseElsewhere: 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.

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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