Read great writers of the future in our exclusive magazine
Published 03/11/2012 | 05:00
THEY are the great Irish writers and poets of tomorrow and their emerging talent will be showcased to readers in a 32-page magazine next Wednesday.
In association with the the Arts Council, the Irish Independent will publish 'Hennessy Irish Writing Today'.
The magazine will feature 14 contributors, including seven short story writers and five poets.
Breakthrough writers include Siobhan Mannion, Elaine Walsh and Niamh Boyce alongside brand new fiction by top authors John Boyne, Eoin McNamee, Dermot Bolger, Gerard Donovan and Brian Keenan.
Magazine editor Ciaran Carty said it astonished him that they continued to find writers whose works had never been published.
"There seems to be a bottomless pool of emerging talent and it augurs well for future generations of writers," he said.
"A page of new Irish writing in a national newspaper is really the making of a new writer."
Each year, these writers are shortlisted for the Hennessy Awards. Since they were launched in 1971, they have helped launch the literary careers of a new generation of Irish writers.
These include Joseph O'Connor, Patrick McCabe, Anne Enright, Deirdre Madden and many others.
You can read about what inspires them to write, where they get their ideas and how to get published and also get hints on how to start your own publishing company or magazine.
Don't miss 'Hennessy Irish writing today' exclusively inside the Irish Independent on Wednesday.