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Hilary Fannin

Hilary Fannin

Hilary Fannin worked as an actor throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Her first play was staged at London's Bush Theatre in the mid-1990s, and her writing since then includes numerous stage and radio plays.

She was joint writer-in-association at the Abbey Theatre for its centenary year, 2004. She is co-creator and mentor of a playwriting course run by Fighting Words in association with the Abbey Theatre. Her memoir Hopscotch was published by Doubleday in 2015. Hilary began writing for The Irish Times in 2004. Currently writing a weekly column for the paper, she was named Columnist of the Year at the 2019 NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards.  The Weight of Love, published by Penguin Random House, is her first novel.

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