The Art of the Glimpse with Sinéad Gleeson, Melatu Uche Okorie & Blindboy Boatclub

The Art of the Glimpse with Sinéad Gleeson, Melatu Uche Okorie & Blindboy Boatclub

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.


The Gutter Bookshop is sad they can’t be there in person this year but you can browse (and purchase!) books by the featured authors below CLICK HERE. And remember that there’s no postage to pay in Ireland if you spend over €30 or if you choose to collect your books from either of our bookshops. Just choose the ‘Free Shipping’ or ‘Click & Collect’ options at checkout!


  • Venue: Online
  • Time: Sun 18 Oct, 7pm
  • Price: Free: Booking Required