My special lady friend, the wonderfully talented Maire T. Robinson has reason to celebrate this morning as her short story “Another Breakfast With You” has been published in todays Irish Independent as part of their Hennessy New Irish Writing Award. Each month one story is picked from countless entries and published on the last saturday of the month and these twelve stories go forward to compete for the Hennessy Award. Since their establishment in 1971, the Hennessy Literary Awards have been a platform for an exciting new generation of first-time and emerging writers in fiction & poetry. Awards are made in three categories — first fiction, emerging fiction and emerging poetry — based on work published in 2011 in the New Irish Writing Page of the Irish Independent (it used to be in the Sunday Tribune)
The New Irish Writing Page has become internationally renowned for picking out future literary stars and launched the careers of Patrick McCabe, Neil Jordan, Dermot Healy, Deirdre Madden, Eilis Ni Duibhne, Frank McGuinness, Sebastian Barry, Dermot Bolger, Joseph O’Connor, Colum McCann, Mary O’Donnell, Mary O’Malley, Vona Groarke, John Boyne, Anne Enright, Hugo Hamilton, Philip O Ceallaigh and many other leading Irish writers.
So run out and buy todays Indo.
Maire has also recently launched her own website where you can read examples of her work and so on
UPDATE: Read the story here