An anthology of the very best Irish short stories, selected by Sinéad Gleeson, author of Constellations . 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. Sinéad Gleeson brings together stories ranging from the sublime to the downright bizarre, from classics to the new generation of writers, and from well known names to previously unpublished talent. The collection paints a tremendous spectrum of experience.

List of contributing authors: 

A Lingering Guest - Jane BarlowBardwell, Leland - The QuestBarrett, Colin - Stand Your SkinBarrington, Margaret - Men Are Never God's CreaturesBarry, Kevin - The Girls and the DogsBeckett, Samuel - PingBehan, Brendan - After the Wake updated versionBennett, Claire-Louise - Over and Done WithBinchy, Maeve - Holland ParkBoatclub, Blindboy - ScaphismBowen, Elizabeth - Ann Lee'sBoylan, Clare - Concerning VirginsBrennan, Maeve - The Morning After The Big FireCaldwell, June - Leitrim FlipCaldwell, Lucy - Here We AreCarberry, Ethna - The Wee Gray WomanCarson, Jan - Children's ChildrenCasey, Juanita - One WordConlon, Evelyn - BeatriceCooke, Emma - A Family OccasionCorkery, Daniel - The AwakeningCostello, Mary - Sleeping With A StrangerCoyle, Kathleen - The VocationCullinan, Elizabeth - A SwimDe Bharduin, Oein - The Yew Treede Waal, Kit - The Beautiful ThingDonoghue, Emma - Speaking in TonguesDorcey, Mary - The HusbandDoyle, Roddy - The PramDwyer Hickey, - Christine Teatro La FeniceEgerton, George - Virgin SoilElaine Feeney - SojournEnright, Anne - RevengeEnyi-Amadi, Chiamaka - Dishonoring the DeadErskine, Wendy - 77 Pop Facts You Didn't Know About Gil CourtneyFlattery, Nicole - HumpFoley, Lauren - I Don'tFrank O'Connor - A Man of the WorldFreyne, Patrick - The LovecatsGallagher, Mia The Lady, - VanishingGriffin, Sarah Maria - BadgerHamilton, Hugo - The Homesick IndustryHayden, David - EgressHealy, Dermot - ReprieveHoult, Norah - Nine Years is a Long TimeHughes, Caoilinn - Standard DeviationJohnston, Jennifer - TrioJordan, Neil - A LoveJoyce, James - EvelineKeegan, Claire - AntarcticaKeegan, Colm - Drown TownKelly, Rita - The IntrudersKennedy, Louise - HungerKeyes, Marian - UnderKiely, Benedict - Through the Fields in GlovesLavin, Mary - SarahLe Fanu, Sheridan - The Village BullyMacLaverty, Bernard - Walking the DogMáirtín Ó Cadhain - The Road to Bright CityMannion, Una - A Shiver of HeartsMathews, Aidan - AccessMcBride, Eimear - Me and the DevilMcCabe, Eugene - CancerMcCormack, Mike Thomas - Crumlesh 1960-1992: A RetrospectiveMcGahern, John - High GroundMcKinney, Blánaid - TransmissionMcLaughlin, Danielle - Those That I Fight I Do Not HateMcMahon, Bryan - Exile's ReturnMcNeill, Janet - Sometimes on TuesdaysMcVeigh, Paul - HollowMolloy, Frances - Women Are the Scourge of the EarthMoore, George - HomesicknessMorrissy, Mary - Divided AttentionMulholland, Rosa - The Hungry DeathMulkerns, Val - Away From It AllMurphy, Peter - The Deserter's SongMyles na Gopaleen - Two in OneNí Dhuibhne, Éilis - A Literary LunchO'Brien, Edna - A JourneyO'Connor, Joseph - AilsaO'Connor, Nuala - SquidinkyO'Duffy, Eimar - The Glass PanelO'Faolain, Sean - Dead CertO'Flaherty, Liam - The Doctor's VisitOkorie, Melatu Uche - Under the AwningPark, David - The ApprenticeRahill, Elske - MannersRiddell, Charlotte - A Strange Christmas GameRidgway, Keith - Where Do I Go When You Die?Rooney, Sally - Robbie Brady's GoalRyan, Donal - PhysiotheraphySansom, Ian - Red EyeStephens, James - A Rhinoceros, Some Ladies and a HorseStoker, Bram - A Young WidowSullivan, Deirdre - Black SpotSweeney, Cathy - The StoryTóibín, Colm - One Minus OneTrevor, William - A Happy FamilyTroy, Una - The AppleTynan, Katharine - The Sea's Dead

The Art of the Glimpse - Sinéad Gleeason