Hilary Fannin is a columnist and playwright. She wrote the TV review for The Irish Times for almost five years, passing on the baton when her eyes turned square. She now writes a weekly column, Fiftysomething, which loosely attempts to look at life from the other side of the hill. Her plays have been performed in Ireland, Europe and America, and she was writer in association at the Abbey Theatre in its centenary year. She has also written extensively for radio, both for the BBC and RTE.