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Anne Griffin

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Anne Griffin is an Irish novelist. She was educated at University College Dublin where she received her MA in Creative Writing

Anne was awarded the John McGahern Award for Literature, recognising previous and current works. Amongst others, she has been shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award and the Sunday Business Post Short Story Award.

Anne's debut novel ‘When All Is Said’ will be published by Sceptre in the UK and Ireland on 24th January, 2019 and by Thomas Dunne Books in the US and Canada on the 5th March, 2019. It will also be published by Rowohlt Verlag in Germany, Delcourt in France, by Harper Collins Holland in the Netherlands, by Wydawnictwo Czarna in Poland, and by Tyto Alba in Lithuania .



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Anne Griffin What inspires me to write is reading other writers. I love good writing and cannot get enough of writers such as Richard Russo, Anne Tyler, John…moreWhat inspires me to write is reading other writers. I love good writing and cannot get enough of writers such as Richard Russo, Anne Tyler, John Boyne, Donal Ryan, Carol Shields, Jonathan Coe, Sebastian Barry, Ron McLarty, Alice Hoffman, to name but a tiny few. Through their writing I am energised. They teach me how to write better and deeper, exploring all it is to be human.(less)
Anne Griffin I was on a cycling holiday in the west of Ireland and one evening happened into a rural hotel. There at the bar was an old man I began to chat to. As…moreI was on a cycling holiday in the west of Ireland and one evening happened into a rural hotel. There at the bar was an old man I began to chat to. As he was readying to leave to talk to another couple who had entered the bar he turned to me and said: "But you know I won't see the morning" and walked away. I was astounded. I needed to know why he would have said that, but it was too late to ask. The next day on the last leg of our cycling trip, I wrote the story of Maurice Hannigan, a cantankerous, single-minded, successful Irish farmer, who finds himself at the bar of his local hotel on a very significant evening of his life. There he grapples with all he has been: his triumphs, his failures, his flaws, his loves, his losses. Over five hours, five toasts and five stories we end up moving closer to solving the mystery of Maurice's Hannigan's life and just what will happen come midnight.(less)
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March 2019, Anne Griffin
"In the debut novel When All Is Said , an elderly farmer spends an evening in a pub where he says a toast to the five most important people in his life. Irish author Anne Griffin told Goodreads how her novel was inspired by a chance run-in with a man during a family vacation and the brief chat that left her "gobsmacked." " ...More

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