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PERFECTLY FORMED: THE ART OF THE SHORT STORY
Fri 6 May 2016, 19:00 – 22:00 IST
RTE’s Sinéad Gleeson, editor of The Long Gaze Back, prize winning short story writer and novelist Nuala O’Connor and The Stinging Fly’s editor and author of his own collection We Don’t Know What We’re Doing, Tom Morris, discuss the art of the short story with local writer Orla Shanaghy.
Sinéad Gleeson is a writer, broadcaster and critic who presents The Book Show on RTE Radio 1. She is the editor of two short story anthologies, most recently The Long Gaze Back: an Anthology of Irish Women Writers, which won Best Irish Published Book at the 2015 Irish Book Awards.
Nuala O’Connor, aka Nuala Ní Chonchúir, has published four short story collections, three novels and three poetry collections. Her third novel, Miss Emily (Penguin USA & Sandstone UK), about the poet Emily Dickinson and her Irish maid, was shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Eason Book Club Novel of the Year 2015. www.nualanoconnor.com
Thomas Morris is from Caerphilly, South Wales. His debut story collection, We Don’t Know What We’re Doing (Faber and Faber) is set in his hometown and is currently longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. He devised and edited Dubliners 100 (Tramp Press) and is the current editor of The Stinging Fly.
Orla’s short stories have been shortlisted for the Fish ShortStory Prize 2012 and the William Trevor Prize 2007. Her nonfiction work is broadcast regularly on RTÉ Radio One’s Sunday Miscellany. Her work has also been published in The Stinging Fly magazine and The Sunday Miscellany Anthology 2008 – 2011.Orla is a regular panelist on WLR FM on writing, media and technology and has been a blogger since 2007.