THEY are the great Irish writers and poets of tomorrow and their emerging talent will be showcased to readers in a 32-page magazine next Wednesday.
In association with the the Arts Council, the Irish Independent will publish 'Hennessy Irish Writing Today'. The magazine will feature 14 contributors, including seven short story writers and five poets.
Breakthrough writers include Siobhan Mannion, Elaine Walsh and Niamh Boyce alongside brand new fiction by top authors John Boyne, Eoin McNamee, Dermot Bolger, Gerard Donovan and Brian Keenan.
Magazine editor Ciaran Carty said it astonished him that they continued to find writers whose works had never been published.
"There seems to be a bottomless pool of emerging talent and it augurs well for future generations of writers," he said.