Irish women celebrated at Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards

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The Irish are really taking over the world.

Stars from the Emerald Isle have been nominated for awards and celebrated across the globe.

And the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards was no different as two incredible Irish women took centre stage on the night.

Actor Jessie Buckley was one of the presenters at the event which took place in London.


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Coleraine-born author Maggie O’Farrell received the writer award for her contribution to literature.

The author was being recognised for her 2020, Hamnet which has now been adapted into a stage show.

A film is also being made starring Jessie Buckley and Paul Mescal.

The historical fiction novel looks at Shakespeare’s wife, Agnes as she struggles to deal with the loss of her 11-year-old son, Hamnet. The tragedy that inspired the playwright to write Hamlet.

Maggie O’Farrell Pic: Murdo Macleod

Hamnet was named a New York Times Notable Book (2020) as well as Best Book of 2020 by The Guardian, Financial Times, Literary Hub, and NPR.

It also won the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Fiction Prize at the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Awards and was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize.

Nomadland’s Chloé Zhao is set to direct the film adaptation of the book.

It’s not the first time that Paul and Jessie have been in a project together, they both starred in The Lost Daughter in 2021. However, neither of them shared any scenes in that film.

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