New Irish Writing – Hennessy Literary Awards: Winners through the decades
The list of recipients and judges of the prize – now in its new home at ‘The Irish Times’ – reads like a kind of ‘Who’s Who’ of modern Irish writing
2014 Nominees announced
Judges: Martina Devlin and Xiaolu Guo
PREVIOUS WINNERS and JUDGES
2013 New Writer of the Year: Brendan McLoughlin.
Plus Sean Kenny and David Cameron
Judges: Theo Dorgan and Peter Straus
2012 New Writer of the Year: Jessica Traynor.
Plus Ruth Quinlan and John O’Donnell
Judges: Rupert Thomson and Claire Kilroy
2011 New Writer of the Year: Niamh Boyce.
Plus Barbara Tarrant and Viv McDade
Judges: Giles Foden and Deirdre Purcell
2010 New Writer of the Year: Siobhan Mannion.
Plus Eileen Casey and Afric McGlinchey
Judges: Paul Durcan and Derek Johns
2009 New Writer of the Year: Madeleine D’Arcy.
Plus Michael O’Higgins and Olive Broderick
Judges: Paula Meehan and Carlo Gébler
2008 New Writer of the Year: David Mohan.
Plus Kevin Power and Eimear Ryan
Judges: John Boyne and Sally Nichols
2007 New Writer of the Year: Valerie Sirr.
Plus Michael O’Higgins and Mary Madec
Judges: Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and Douglas Kennedy
2006 New Writer of the Year: Katherine Duffy.
Plus Ronan Doyle and Majella Cullinane
Judges: Glenn Patterson and AE Markham
2005 New Writer of the Year: Jennifer Farrell.
Plus Maria Wallace and Owen Dwyer
Judges: Philip Hensher and Mary O’Donnell
2004 New Writer of the Year: Terry Donnelly.
Plus Laurence O’Dwyer and Dermot McCormack
Judges: Frank McGuinness and Ronan Bennett
2003 New Writer of the Year: Seamus Keenan.
Plus Sinéad McMahon and Jennifer Harrington-Sexton
Judges: Patrick McCabe and Bernice Rubens
2002 New Writer of the Year: Alan Monaghan.
Plus Patricia Beirne and Lindsay Hodges
Judges: Patrick McGrath and Bernard Farrell
2001 New Writer of the Year: Mary O’Donohgue.
Plus Philip Ó Ceallaigh and Ronan Blaney
Judges: Anne Enright and Ole Larsen
2000 New Writer of the Year: Geraldine Mills.
Plus Kieran Byrne, Pat Maddock and Desmond Traynor
Judges: Colum McCann and Andrew O’Hagan
1999 New Writer of the Year: Liz McSkene.
Plus Alys Meriol and Fiona O’Connor
Judges: Marina Carr and Colm Tóibín
1998 New Writer of the Year: Paul Perry.
Plus Philip Ó Ceallaigh and John O’Donnell
Judges: Micheal O’Siadhail and Jennifer Johnston
1997 New Writer of the Year: Micheál Ó Conghaile.
Plus Rosita Boland and Aidan Rooney-Céspedes
Judges: Roddy Doyle and Patrick Gale
1996 New Writer of the Year: Gerry Beirne.
Plus Martina Devlin and Iggy McGovern
Judges: Justin Cartwright and Deirdre Madden
1995 New Writer of the Year: Eleanor Flegg.
Plus Kerry Hardie/Iggy McGovern and Michael Taft
Judges: Edna O’Brien and Joseph O’Connor
1994 New Writer of the Year: Martin Healy.
Plus Marina Carr and Noelle Vial
Judges: Beryl Bainbridge and Dermot Bolger
1993 New Writer of the Year: Vona Groarke.
Plus John Galvin and Mary Arrigan
Judges: Penelope Lively and Ita Daly
1992 New Writer of the Year: Mairide Woods.
Plus Sheila O’Hagan and Mike Philpott
Judges: Wendy Cope and Hugh Leonard
1991 New Writer of the Year: Ted McNulty.
Plus Cathy O’Riordan and Colm Keena
Judges: Fay Weldon and Neil Jordan
1990 New Writer of the Year: Colum McCann.
Plus Maeve Kennedy and Mary O’Malley
Judges: Clare Boylan and Desmond Hogan
1989 New Writer of the Year: Joseph O’Connor.
Plus Julian Girdham and Sam Burnside
Judges: Piers Paul Read and Brendan Kennelly
1988 Dermot Bolger, Máire Holmes, Ivy Bannister and James Leo Conway
Judges: David Marcus and Ian McEwan
1987 Mary Byrne, Geraldine Meany, Aine Miller and Mairide Woods
Judges: Douglas Dunn and John Montague
1986 Peter NcNiff, Keith Collins, Andrew E Duffy and Colm O’Clubhain
Judges: Frank Delaney and Judy Cooke
1985 Shane Connaughton, John Grenham, David Liddy and Brian Lynch
Judges: Bernard MacLaverty and Robert Nye
1984 Mary Morrissy (writing as Frances Dalton), Ronan O’Callaghan, Vincent Mahon and Bill Hearne
Judges: Molly Keane and John Mortimer
1983 Maurice Power, Jim McCarthy, Mary Rose Glennon (writing as Brigid Flaherty) and John McKenna
Judges: Victoria Glendinning and Benedict Kiely
1982 Eoghan Power, Anne Devlin, Rose Doyle and Anne Gilmore
Judges: Jennifer Johnston and DM Thomas
1981 Briege Duffaud, Catherine Coakley, Gabrielle Warnock and Elizabeth O’Driscoll
Judges: Heinrich Böll and Terence de Vere White
1980 David Irving, Paul Hyde, Deirdre Madden and Michael Harding
Judges: Bryan MacMahon and Penelope Mortimer
1979 Mary O’Shea, Alan Stewart, Patrick McCabe and Harry McHugh
Judges: Julia O’Faolain and John Wain
1978 Patrick Doyle, MJ Lally, Jim Lusby and Andrew Tyrrell
Judges: John Braine and Mary Lavin
1977 Denis Byrne, Michael Feeney Callan, John O’Leary and Joseph Nesson
Judges: Melvyn Bragg and John McGahern
1976 Robin Glendinning, Ray Lynott, Ita Daly, Dermot Healy, Thomas O’Keeffe and Sean O’Donovan
Judges: Alan Sillitoe and Aidan Higgins
1975 Edward Brazil, Ray Lynott, Lucille Redmond and John A Ryan
Judges: Brian Moore and William Saroyan
1974 Dónall Mac Amhlaigh, Dermot Healy, John McArdle and Ronan Sheehan
Judges: Edna O’Brien and VS Pritchett
1973 John Flanagan, Niall MacSweeney, George O’Brien and Brian Power
Judges: Seán Ó Faoláin and Kingsley Amis
1972 Fred Johnston, Ita Daly, Maeve O’Brien Kelly and Patrick Cunningham
Judges: Brian Friel and James Plunkett
1971 Patrick Buckley, Kate Cruise O’Brien, Desmond Hogan, Vincent Lawrence, John Boland, Dermot Morgan and Liam Murphy
Judges: Elizabeth Bowen and William Trevor