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Anne Enright


Ireland (1962 - )

Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works. She has published one collection of stories, The Portable Virgin, which won the Rooney Prize, and two previous novels, The Wig My Father Wore and What Are You Like? which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award and won the Encore Award.
 
Series contributed to
Finbar's Hotel
 
Anthologies edited
The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story
 
Non fiction
Making Babies: Stumbling Into Motherhood
 
Awards
Whitbread Prize Best Novel nominee (2000) : What Are You Like?
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel winner (2007) : The Gathering
Orange Prize for Fiction Best Novel nominee (2008) : The Gathering
Orange Prize for Fiction Best Novel nominee (2012) : The Forgotten Waltz


Anne Enright recommends
Once Upon a Hill: Love in Troubled Times
Once Upon a Hill: Love in Troubled Times (2008)
Glenn Patterson
"Clear-eyed and compassionate."
Tender
Tender (2009)
Mark Illis
"Mark Illis is a great stylist: eloquent, graceful, quiet. His work has wonderful subtlety and surprising strength."
Not Untrue and Not Unkind
Not Untrue and Not Unkind (2009)
Ed O'Loughlin
"Fantastic writing... the most exciting first novel I have read in many years."
February
February (2009)
Lisa Moore
"Moore's work is passionate, gritty, lucid, and beautiful. She has a great gift."
Antigona and Me
Antigona and Me (2009)
Kate Clanchy
"Not just a heart-stopping story, but one of that is essential of our times."
Hand in the Fire
Hand in the Fire (2010)
Hugo Hamilton
"A great international writer. His is the voice of the migrant, the stranger and the traveller in us all."
Solace
Solace (2011)
Belinda McKeon
"A story of clear-eyed compassion and quiet intelligence."
The China Factory
The China Factory (2012)
Mary Costello
"Costello's work is true, her problems distinctive and the voice all her own."



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