A Feast of Female Voices
Authors June Caldwell, Mary Costello and Siobhán Mannion discuss their short stories in The Long Gaze Back. Chaired by Sinéad Gleeson.
June Caldwell worked for many years as a freelance journalist and now writes fiction. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University Belfast. Room Little Darker, her acclaimed collection of short stories was published in 2017. Her fiction has been published in The Stinging Fly, The Moth, Winter Papers, and The Lonely Crowd. She is a prizewinner of the Moth International Short Story Prize. Her first novel, Little Town Moone, is forthcoming from John Murray.
Mary Costello is from Galway. Her short story collection, The China Factory (2012), was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award. Her novel, Academy Street (2014), was shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award, the Costa First Novel Prize and the EU Prize for Literature. It won the Irish Novel of the Year Award and the overall Irish Book of the Year in 2014.
Siobhán Mannion has won awards for short fiction and radio drama, and her writing has appeared in Irish and international publications including Granta, Winter Papers, Banshee, Eighteen Bridges, Stand, The Moth and the Silver Threads of Hope anthology. She lives in Dublin and is currently completing a first collection of stories.
Sinéad Gleeson is the editor of The Long Gaze Back and The Glass Shore, two anthologies of stories by Irish women writers.Her own collection of essays will be published in 2019 by Picador.