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[Event] Sinéad Gleeson: Islands, Art & Identity

Bestselling Irish author Sinéad Gleeson’s new novel Hagstone is a beautifully written and hauntingly atmospheric look at human nature, the mysteries of faith and the magic of the natural world. On a wild and remote island, artist Nell takes her inspiration from the rugged landscape and folklore. The mysterious Inions are a commune of women who have established themselves on the island for a sense of safety and solace in nature. The sea is steady for now. The land readies itself. What can be done with the women on the cliff?

Gleeson is also the author of the stunning essay collection Constellations: Reflections of Life,  the editor of The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories, and co-edited This Woman’s Work: Essays on Music with Kim Gordon. She joins WORD Christchurch’s Programme Director Kiran Dass in conversation. 


“Ireland is going through a golden literary age – but Sinéad Gleeson’s extraordinary debut stands out from the rest”

Charlie Connolly in The New European



In partnership with Auckland Writers Festival, Verb Wellington, and HarperCollins New Zealand. 

Monday, 13 May
TSB Space, Tūranga, 60 Cathedral Square 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm $24 full / $20 concession*
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