They have often been overlooked in anthologies, but there is a long and thriving tradition from Maria Edgeworth to Eimear McBride.
Journalist Sinead Gleeson write a compelling article about the gender imbalance in anthologies of short stories over the years.
Sinéad Gleeson is a freelance broadcaster and journalist. She currently presents The Book Show on RTE Radio One and is a reporter on the RTE Television arts show, The Works. She reviews books and writes arts features and interviews for The Irish Times, and is a regular critic on RTE Radio One’s Arena. In the past she has written and reviewed for The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Business Post, The Irish Independent, The Herald and Image Magazine.