Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hennessy XO Literary Awards 2010



On my way back down to earth after the Hennessy Awards! No bouncy castles but lots of brandy cocktails in round glasses with very short straws! Congratulations to the winners and esp to Madeleine D'Arcy the overall winner, who did a fantastic job when she was brought to the front of the stage and interviewed about her story while still recovering from the shock of winning. My highlight was meeting Paula Meehan - I was a bit starstruck (if thats the right word when meeting your favorite poet) to talk to properly. Will write a post later when I've finally landed.

4 comments:

Brigid said...

Hi Niamh, congrats on your hennessy nomination, I am a fellow Irish (?)writer who blogs, you can find me on
http://www.sortofwriting.blogspot.com/

Words A Day said...

Thanks Brigid! Look forward to visiting your blog! Niamh

Orla Fay said...

Congratulations on being nominated, very well done!

Words A Day said...

Thanks Orla!