Sinéad Gleeson’s life has been shaped by music, across multiple contexts – and she has always been interested in how women have been forced to fight for their place within the music industry.
Co-edited with Kim Gordon, This Woman’s Work: Essays on Music, features essays by contributors as diverse as Anne Enright, Jenn Pelly, Fatima Bhutto, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Zakia Sewell, to name but a few. Evoking the power of the seminal Kate Bush hit, the collection challenges the discourse of sexism in the canons of music, literature and film by hitting back with visceral prose and piercing insight. Joining Sinéad on stage to discuss their musical inspiration are Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Margo Jefferson and London-based writer and DJ Zakia Sewell.
Sinéad Gleeson is an author, journalist and broadcaster. Her debut collection of essays, Constellations: Reflections from Life was published in 2019, and won Non Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards.
‘Music is magic. You can try to explain it, write paragraphs about it … or put dots and squiggles on a stave, but conveying that mystery of the way it makes us feel is a tricky operation. This Woman’s Work shows how it can and should be done’ – Pat Carty, Hot Press
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