The Long Gaze Back, An Anthology of Irish Women Writers edited by Sinéad Gleeson, is the Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2018.
Ardmhéara Bhaile Átha Cliath, Mícheál Mac Donncha, has launched an exciting programme of events for the 2018 Dublin: One City One Book festival which will run throughout April, encouraging the people of Dublin to read and share a book connected with our capital city.
The Long Gaze Back features short stories by 30 Irish writers, spanning four centuries. It won The Best Irish-Published Book at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards in 2016. It features short stories by the following writers: Niamh Boyce, Elizabeth Bowen, Maeve Brennan, Mary Costello, June Caldwell, Lucy Caldwell, Evelyn Conlon, Anne Devlin, Maria Edgeworth, Anne Enright, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Norah Hoult, Mary Lavin, Eimear McBride, Molly McCloskey, Bernie McGill, Lisa McInerney, Belinda McKeon, Siobhán Mannion, Lia Mills, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Kate O’Brien, Roisín O’Donnell, E.M. Reapy, Charlotte Riddell, Eimear Ryan, Anakana Schofield, Somerville & Ross and Susan Stairs.
The Long Gaze Back is available to borrow from public libraries and to buy in bookshops. The month-long festival will feature dramatised readings, music, song and poetry, discussions with the featured authors, walking tours, talks on topics such as the tradition of women’s short fiction in Ireland, gender balance and anthologies, writing workshops, exhibitions and much more.
Events around Parnell Square Cultural Quarter include ‘Women Authors of the Gallery’ at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane on Sun 15th April, ‘The Art of the Short Story’ on Saturday 14th April and ‘The Irish Times Book Club’ on Wednesday 18th April at the Irish Writers’ Centre (booking required), ‘The Song Gaze Back’ at the Cobalt Café, North Great George’s Street on Friday 27th April (booking required) as well as many other events in Dublin City Public Libraries and other locations across the city.
The Festival is organised by Dublin City Council’s Public Library Service. Dublin: One City One Book is supported by New Island Books, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and RTÉ Supporting The Arts.
Pick up a copy of the printed programme of events in libraries and bookshops across Dublin or view the programme online at Dublin: One City One Book.