Why these particular writers?
There are over 100 writers in the current collection and we are adding to this list on an annual basis over time.
It is said that there are approximately 500 Irish-language writers. There are over 250 writers on the masterlist of the Portraits team. With eight writers being added to the collection every year, it will take a while to reach everyone. When the annual list is announced, these writers stands as examples of the larger list - in terms of the various genres, geography, gender and age etc.
We would ask writers to be patient, and in particular, to avoid any form of canvassing.