Bursting onto the Irish literary scene at sixteen, Álanna Hammel is one to watch.

Álanna Hammel was born in Wexford in 2002. She fell into writing after coming runner up in her first writing competition, Young Travel Writer of the Year. Her work is mainly memoir, recalling growing up in a café beside the sea. Her work has featured in numerous magazines, anthologies and newspapers. Her stories have been published in Ireland, England, India and the USA.

Álanna chairs creative writing workshops and hosts open-mic nights throughout Wexford. In 2021, she started her own podcast. Every second episode she interviews creators. Inspiring and encouraging local artists has always been her main motivation. 

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"Give these stories a read. They're fantastic and she's sure to be a big name in the future.
Such great writing talent coming up in Wexford at the moment. We are literally watching the development of a new generation to rival Banville, Toibin, Colfer, Roche and the other big hitters who have made us all proud to be from this county."

- Red Books Wexford

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