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The Art of the Glimpse: Sinéad Gleeson, Melatu Uche Okorie and Blindboy

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Presented as part of Red Line Book Festival 2020

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The Art of the Glimpse is an anthology featuring 100 of Ireland’s very best Irish short stories.

This event, chaired by poet Jessica Traynor, will see the collection’s editor Sinéad Gleeson speaking with contributors Blindboy Boatclub and Melatu Uche Okorie. There have been many anthologies of the short story as it developed in Ireland, but never a collection like this.

The Art of the Glimpse is a radical revision of the canon of the Irish story, uniting classic works with neglected writers and marginalised voices - women, LGBT writers, Traveller folk-tales, lost 19th-century voices and the first wave of 'new Irish' writers from elsewhere now making a life in Ireland. The Art of the Glimpse is the Official Red Line Book Festival 2020 Book and will be recommended to book clubs across South Dublin County.

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