13 May 2017

Anne Enright - Ireland's Fiction Laureate

From Saturday Morning, 8:12 am on 13 May 2017
Anne Enright

Anne Enright Photo: Sarah Lee / The Guardian

Anne Enright is an Irish author and former television producer, and the country's inaugural Fiction Laureate. Her short stories have appeared in several magazines including The New Yorker and The Paris Review and won many awards.

Her novels include The Wig My Father Wore (1995), shortlisted for the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Irish Literature Prize and The Gathering (2007) about a large Irish family gathering for the funeral of a wayward brother. The Gathering won the 2007 Man Booker Prize for Fiction and propelled Enright to international fame.

Her most recent novel is The Green Road (2015), which won the Irish Novel of the Year.

Anne Enright is in New Zealand for the WORD Christchurch Autumn Season and the Auckland Writers Festival.