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Constellations: Sinéad Gleeson

  • Meow 65 Dixon Street Wellington, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand (map)

Constellations is a glitteringly brilliant book … It dazzled me with its adventure and ambition. Political, poetic, tender and angry, this is a remarkable book and an astonishing debut.”– Robert MacFarlane.

Constellations by Sinéad Gleeson (Ireland) is an acclaimed work of creative non-fiction that tells the story of life in a body. The author’s eye and mind reflects on the physicality of being in pain, of being a mother and a woman by drawing upon her own stories and looking to the lives and works of other artists such as Frida Kahlo, Franko B, Tracy Emin and Jo Spence. Traversing memoir, science, poetry and art writing, Constellations is a book to read over and keep close. Sinéad talks with RNZ’s Kim Hill about the creation of this exquisite book.

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