J o u r n a l i s t
Hilary has been a freelance feature writer, TV and book reviewer and, for the past decade, weekly columnist, all at The Irish Times.
Columnist (Broadsheet) – Hilary Fannin Winner 2019
Judges citation: For a columnist who frequently explores heavy themes like grief, loss and regret, this columnist has a surprisingly light touch. They can move from farce to tragedy in one column, without hitting a wrong note.
Whether writing about absent loved ones, the missed opportunities of youth or the loneliness that can creep up on people as they get older, this columnist always manages to move and engage many loyal readers.
A truly unique voice in Irish journalism, this award is recognition of the consistently high standard of writing on often difficult topics by Hilary Fannin of The Irish Times.