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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.
 
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Awards
Whitbread Prize Best Novel nominee (2000) : What Are You Like?
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel winner (2007) : The Gathering
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2008) : The Gathering
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2012) : The Forgotten Waltz
Costa Book Awards Best Novel nominee (2015) : The Green Road
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2015) : The Green Road
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2016) : The Green Road
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book nominee (2017) : The Green Road


Anne Enright recommends
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Once Upon a Hill (2008)
Glenn Patterson
"Clear-eyed and compassionate."
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Tender (2009)
Mark Illis
"Mark Illis is a great stylist: eloquent, graceful, quiet. His work has wonderful subtlety and surprising strength."
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Not Untrue and Not Unkind (2009)
Ed O'Loughlin
"Fantastic writing... the most exciting first novel I have read in many years."
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Antigona and Me (2009)
Kate Clanchy
"Not just a heart-stopping story, but one of that is essential of our times."
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February (2010)
Lisa Moore
"Moore's work is passionate, gritty, lucid, and beautiful. She has a great gift."
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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."
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Solace (2011)
Belinda McKeon
"A story of clear-eyed compassion and quiet intelligence."
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The China Factory (2012)
Mary Costello
"Costello's work is true, her problems distinctive and the voice all her own."
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Spoils (2017)
Brian Van Reet
"Clear, authentic, and beautifully written, Spoils is a book about war for people who don't like books about war."
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Midwinter Break (2017)
Bernard MacLaverty
"MacLaverty is a sweetly astute writer, a master of fine detail, compassing the quotidian, the intimate and the sacred. Midwinter Break shows us how ordinary and immense love can be."
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Straying (2018)
Molly McCloskey
"As gripping as a memoir and as intimate as a poem...a novel that is both urgent and reflective, a tender and unsentimental exploration of love's dark corners."

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