Hilary Fannin

Columnist & Playwright

Hilary worked as an actor throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

Her first play was staged in London in the mid-1990s. Numerous plays for stage and radio followed. She was joint writer-in-association at the Abbey Theatre for its centenary year. Her memoir HOPSCOTCH was published in 2015. Currently writing a weekly personal column for For The Irish Times, her first novel is scheduled to be published by Penguin Ireland in 2019.


61. Anne Enright : our first laureate

Secret Garden

Anne Enright is Ireland’s first Fiction Laureate, Man Booker Prize winner, author of six novels, three short story collections , and a book of essays. During her three year stint as laureate, she wrote three essays, each one about the female voice, heard and unheard. To talk about this and being an Irish female writer […]