Sinéad Gleeson

Sinéad Gleeson is a writer, editor, freelance broadcaster and journalist.

Her short story ‘Counting Bridges’ was longlisted for the 2016 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards and a 500-word flash fiction story ‘Fathoms’ was highly commended at Dromineer Literary Festival in October 2015. Sinéad was also shortlisted for the 2016 Fish Memoir Prize. In 2016, Thin Places (a work-in-progress) made the final eigth of 885 entries  for the inaugural Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award

In 2015, The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers, was published and features 30 short stories, including work by Maeve Brennan, Anne Enright, Elizabeth Bowen, Eimear McBride, Lisa McInerney and more. It won the Best Irish Published Book at the BGE Irish Book Awards in 2015.

The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women from the North of Ireland, won Best Irish Published Book at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards in 2016. In 2012 she edited the short story anthology, Silver Threads of Hope, published by New Island, which featured authors Kevin Barry, Emma Donoghue, Colum McCann, Mary Costello, Roddy Doyle and more.

Currently, she presents The Book Show on RTE Radio One. Sinéad also regularly chairs panel discussions at arts festivals and has conducted public interviews with writers, film-directors, actors and musicians including Martin Amis, Edna O’Brien and Caitlin Moran among others.