H is for Hennessy


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This is a bit of a cheat for the April A to Z Challenge.

The Irish Times has just announced the shortlisted writers for this year’s Hennessy Literary Awards.

I am on the list – YAY! – for my short story, which was published last year. Click on the picture to read it.

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The competition is sponsored by the good people at Hennessy Cognac.

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I am not a brandy drinker, but perhaps that will change!

Although Hennessy was originally an Irish distillery, it is based in Cognac, France.

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Hennessy Cognac is one of the world’s most popular brandies. It was the favourite tipple of Kim Jong-Il, who reportedly spent $700,000 a year on the stuff.

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They hired Nicolas Winding Refn to make a splashy ad for them. Making Hennessy involves grungy bikers, head-dresses, fire, gold body paint, sexy wood nymphs, and a lot of neon lighting, apparently.

I only discovered recently that Hennessy merged with Moët Champagne, which explains why they will be serving Moët at the awards later this month.

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I’ll report back here afterwards and let you know if they picked a good vintage for the reception.

 

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