The 2022 group is announced!
8 October 2021
The names of the new group of writers whose portraits will be taken by our panel of photographers in 2022 have been announced
A series of eight portraits/eight new writers are added to the collection each year. To this end, the project participants are delighted to also announce the sixth list of writers for Stage 2, to be added in 2022.
Portráidí na Scríbhneoirí Gaeilge is a multi-annual, multi-stage project. In the first stage of the project, the book and website based on the current archive of portraits has been made available to the public. In the second stage of the project, new additional portraits are being added to the collection on an annual basis, so that the archive of living Irish-language writers can be made as complete as possible over time. A series of eight portraits/eight new writers is added to the collection each year. To this end, the project participants are delighted to also announce the sixth such list of writers, to be added in 2022. They are:
- Colette Ní Ghallchóir: poet
- Éilis Ní Anluain: novelist and biographer
- Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde: drama
- Isobel Ní Riain: novelist, critic and academic writer
- Muireann Ní Chíobháin: children’s writer and scriptwriter
- Rody Gorman: poet and editor
- Seán de Fréine: historian and anthologist
- Tadhg Ó hIfearnáin: Professor of Modern Irish at University College, Galway and academic writer
Portraits of these eight writers, along with biographical information and other relevant details, will be prepared in the first six months of 2022 to be published by November of next year, when the material will be launched and the 2023 list will be announced. COMHAR and Foras na Gaeilge are very grateful to the writers and photographers who have agreed to be part of this inspirational project. This is an historic publication; a commemoration of all aspects of Irish cultural heritage, especially that which has been contributed by Irish-language writers.