Sinéad Gleeson’s essays have appeared in Granta, Banshee, Winter Papers, Gorse and Autumn. Her short story ‘Counting Bridges’ was longlisted at the 2016 Irish Book Awards. In 2015, she edited “The Long Gaze Back: an Anthology of Irish Women Writers”, which won Best Irish Published Book at the 2015 Irish Book Awards, and in 2016, “The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Ireland”, which won in the same category. She is currently working on a collection of non-fiction and also a novel. She presents The Book Show on RTE Radio 1.
Christine Dwyer Hickey has published seven novels, one short story collection and a full length play. “The Cold Eye of Heaven” won the Kerrygroup Irish Novel of the Year 2012 and was nominated for the IMPAC Award. “Tatty” was nominated for The Orange Prize and was one of the 50 Irish Novels of the Decade. “Last Train from Liguria” was nominated for the Prix L’Européen de Littérature. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines world-wide and have won several awards. Her first play “Snow Angels” premiered at the Project Arts Theatre Dublin in 2014, to critical acclaim. Her novels have been translated world-wide. Her latest novel, “The Lives of Women” was published in 2015 and the American edition will be published this summer.
Nuala O’Connor AKA Nuala Ní Chonchúir , born in Dublin, she now lives in East Galway. Her fifth short story collection “Joyride to Jupiter” will appear from New Island in 2017. Penguin USA, Penguin Canada and Sandstone (UK) published Nuala’s third novel, “Miss Emily”, about the poet Emily Dickinson and her Irish maid. “Miss Emily” was shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Eason Book Club Novel of the Year 2015 and is currently longlisted for the 2017 International DUBLIN Literary Award. Nuala’s fourth novel, “Becoming Belle”, is forthcoming. She is working on her fourth poetry collection.