Anne Enright

in Dublin, Ireland
October 11, 1962


Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works. She has published three volumes of stories, one book of nonfiction, and five novels. In 2015, she was named the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction. Her novel The Gathering won the Man Booker Prize, and her last 2011 novel, The Forgotten Waltz, won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. He most recent novel The Green Road (2015) was nominated for The 2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize, and shortlisted for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award.

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Love, loss and the missed connections of family life are restlessly observed in this profoundly playful collection from the American writer

A sentence, in English, is as long as a piece of string. You can keep going so long as you don’t arrive, so it is as much about deferment as delivery. The long sentence is an open road: our pleasure comes not just from the sights along the way but also from...

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The Gathering

3.05 avg rating — 17,468 ratings — published 2007 — 61 editions
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The Green Road

3.50 avg rating — 10,040 ratings — published 2015 — 14 editions
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The Forgotten Waltz

3.15 avg rating — 4,844 ratings — published 2011 — 37 editions
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Making Babies: Stumbling in...

3.41 avg rating — 775 ratings — published 2004 — 11 editions
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Yesterday's Weather

3.40 avg rating — 600 ratings — published 2008 — 16 editions
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What are You Like?

3.35 avg rating — 408 ratings — published 2000 — 11 editions
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Taking Pictures

3.51 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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The Wig My Father Wore

2.99 avg rating — 262 ratings — published 1995 — 9 editions
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The Granta Book of the Iris...

3.90 avg rating — 190 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch

3.09 avg rating — 253 ratings — published 2002 — 13 editions
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“People do not change, they are merely revealed.”
Anne Enright, The Gathering

“I have no place left to live but in my own heart.”
Anne Enright, The Gathering

“We do not always like the people we love- we do not always have that choice.”
Anne Enright, The Gathering


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