According to my sources, David Mohan has been announced as the overall Hennessy New Writer of the Year, as well as the category winner in poetry. I haven't heard yet who scooped the fiction prizes. Update anon!
I met David a couple of years ago at a workshop I gave in Dublin and I am delighted with his good news. Congrats!
And here are the rest of yesterday's winners. Congrats to all, but most especially to fellow blogger Eimear. Good on you, girl!:
Eimear Ryan was awarded with Best First Fiction Writer for her short story 'Caterpillar', with Kevin Power receiving the Best Emerging Fiction Writer award for his short story, 'The American Girl'.
Dublin-born writer Hugo Hamilton, perhaps best known for his 2003 memoir of his childhood, The Speckled People, was also honoured at the awards with an induction into the Hennessy Literary Awards Hall of Fame.
He follows on from Booker Prize winner Anne Enright, on whom the honour was bestowed last year.