Every year, Dublin City comes together to read a book as recommended by Dublin City Council’s Public Library Service. This year, The Long Gaze Back, An Anthology of Irish Women Writers edited by RTÉ Radio One's Book Show presenter Sinéad Gleeson, is the Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2018.

First published by New Island in 2015, the anthology features Irish women writers from the last four centuries. 

Sinéad Gleeson said: "I’m thrilled and delighted on behalf of the 30 writers, past and present, that The Long Gaze Back is this year’s Dublin: One City One Book choice. Anthologies are a platform for telling multiple stories and so many of the writers and their work included here are intrinsically connected to Dublin and its people. The book arose from a desire to amplify the voices of women who write, and being chosen for Dublin: One City One Book will help to introduce these talented writers to all kinds of new readers."

Tá clú agus cáil ar scríbhneoirí na tíre seo as a gcuid saothar ach tugadh faoi deara go bhfuil faillí déanta ar scíbhneoirí ban na hÉireann sa chanóin. Mar sin, is mór an chéim chun tosaigh é an leabhar seo a bheith roghnaithe mar Leabhar na Bliana don tionscnamh One City, One Book. I measc na scríbhneoirí atá san áireamh sa chnuasach, tá  Elizabeth Bowen, Maeve Brennan, Mary Costello, Bernie McGill, Lisa McInerney, Belinda McKeon, Siobhán Mannion, Lia Mills, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne agus Kate O’Brien. 

With 30 powerful short stories in the collection, here's your chance to discover some incredible writing in 2018. 

Sinéad Gleeson is the presenter of The Book Show, on RTÉ Radio One Monday to Friday, 11.20pm. Find out more about Dublin: One City One Book 2018 here.