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Kirsten  (kmcripn) | 679 comments BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime this week will by The Green Road by List Author Anne Enright:


A story of family, selfishness and compassion on Ireland's Atlantic coast, from the Man Booker Prize-winner, Anne Enright.

The children of Rosaleen Madigan leave the west of Ireland for lives they never could have imagined, in Dublin, New York and various third-world towns. In her early old age, their difficult, wonderful mother announces that she has decided to sell the house and divide the proceeds. Her adult children come back for one final Christmas together in the family home, with the feeling that their childhoods are being erased, their personal history bought and sold.

Anne Enright was born in Dublin, where she now lives and works. She has published two collections of stories (grouped together as Yesterday's Weather), one book of non-fiction (Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood) and five novels, including The Gathering (which was the Irish Novel of the Year and won the Irish Fiction Award along with the 2007 Man Booker Prize) and The Forgotten Waltz (which was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction).

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Producer: Joanna Green
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

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Kirsten  (kmcripn) | 679 comments Anne Enright was a guest on BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking program(me) yesterday:

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Anne Enright, Ireland's first Laureate for Fiction, discusses her new novel The Green Road with Anne McElvoy. In 2007 she won the Man Booker Prize for The Gathering

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Kirsten  (kmcripn) | 679 comments BBC Radio 4's program(me) "Open Book" interviewed Anne Enright yesterday on her new novel The Green Road.


Anne Enright joins Mariella Frostrup to discuss her novel The Green Road, a family saga which travels from County Clare to New York and Africa, and her inaugural role as the Irish fiction laureate. And to celebrate an exciting time in Irish literature - with lots of new publishers and new writers emerging - she is joined by debut novelist Sara Baume and broadcaster Sinéad Gleeson to discuss whether the new generation of young writers marks a renaissance in the country's literature.

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