My Career: Screenwriter and theatre-maker Sian Ní Mhuirí
My Career: Screenwriter and theatre-maker Sian Ní Mhuirí

Sian Ní Mhuirí

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Lilly Higgins

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Women in Sport: Longford athletics star Yemi Talabi on motivation, misogyny, and mindfulness

Yemi Talabi

What to bake this weekend: Coffee and walnut pavlova with coffee-poached pears
What to bake this weekend: Coffee and walnut pavlova with coffee-poached pears

Graham Herterich

Trust me. You don’t need that for your baby
Trust me. You don’t need that for your baby

Amanda Cassidy

Why we love a good celebrity feud
Why we love a good celebrity feud

Amanda Cassidy

Prepare for a Paul Mescal supremacy — 5 upcoming or new releases from the incredible Irish actor
Prepare for a Paul Mescal supremacy — 5 upcoming or new releases from the incredible...

Sarah Gill

Three newly opened Irish restaurants to try out this weekend
Three newly opened Irish restaurants to try out this weekend

Sarah Gill

Author’s Bookshelf: Clodagh Finn on paying homage to the women who have made Ireland what it is alongside Lord Mayor Alison Gilliland
Author’s Bookshelf: Clodagh Finn on paying homage to the women who have made Ireland what...

Sarah Gill

What to make this weekend: Saturday night dinner for less than €6
What to make this weekend: Saturday night dinner for less than €6

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Image / Editorial

IMAGE x Amy: Inside Our First Guest Edited Issue


By Jessie Collins
20th Dec 2016
IMAGE x Amy: Inside Our First Guest Edited Issue

On the subject of guest editing, the infamous former editor of The New Yorker and Newsweek Tina Brown said, ?It’s fraught with roadkill.? And she would know, one particularly bold move being to bring in the controversial Roseanne Barr as guest editor of The New Yorker with an equally controversial cover.

And you can understand the reticence. Visions of someone arriving in with Miranda Priestly-style notions, and equally unrealistic demands ?Just make everything YELLOW!? Or ?Can we have some more fur on that page?? haunt your mind.

So its not surprising that in over 40 years of publishing at IMAGE, we hadn’t taken that leap yet. But for our January 2017 issue, we finally found The One. Someone smart, funny and crazy enough to go on this journey with us, and come out the other end with something we are all proud of.

Author and actress Amy Huberman has lent her brilliance, wit and considerable coffee making abilities (okay, maybe not the last bit) to our January issue and it has been a pleasure. Open, engaged and totally up for it, her voice is throughout the pages, as is her hopes, dreams and heroes for 2017. For me, this one, like its editor, is a keeper. Pick it up.

IMAGE January issue, on shelves 22 December 2016.