Walk the line: Author Sinéad Gleeson on needing stamina, working with Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and ‘not being dead’
The Irish broadcaster and author has co-edited This Woman’s Work, a collection of essays on music by 16 female writers
I spent a lot of time in hospital as a teenager, which are formative years. But for me were quite lonely and filled with surgery. Books and music were an escape. They saved my sanity.
I made several vague attempts at writing but they always petered out. You need a lot of stamina as a writer; a sense that you can’t imagine yourself not doing it.
I put off writing for years out of fear. ...