Anne Enright


Anne Enright

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Works

Enright's first novel, "The Wig My Father Wore", was published in 1995. The book explores themes such as love, motherhood, Roman Catholicism, and sex. The narrator of the novel is Grace, who lives in Dublin and works for a tacky game show. Her father wears a wig that cannot be spoken of in front of him. An angel called Stephen who committed suicide in 1934 and has come back to earth to guide lost souls moves into Grace's home and she falls in love with him.Citation| last = Gilling| first = Tom| title = Earth Angel| newspaper = New York Times| date = 2001-11-18| url = http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9807E4DE1F39F93BA25752C1A9679C8B63&n=Top/Reference/Times%20Topics/People/E/Enright,%20Anne| accessdate = 2007-10-17 ]

Enright's next novel, "What Are You Like?" (2000), is about twin girls called Marie and Maria who are separated at birth and raised apart from each other in Dublin and London. It looks at tensions and ironies between family members. It was short-listed in the novel category of the Whitbread Awards.Citation| title = What are you like? by Anne Enright| newspaper = The Irish Times| year = 2001| date = 2001-03-03| url = http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/weekend/2001/0303/01030300198.html| accessdate = 2007-10-17 ] "The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch" (2002) is a fictionalised account of the life of Eliza Lynch, an Irish woman who was the consort of Paraguayan president Francisco Solano López and became Paraguay's most powerful woman in the 19th century.Citation| last = Seymour| first = Miranda| title = First Mistress of Paraguay| newspaper = New York Times| year = 2003| date = 2003-03-23| url = http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D05E0D7133EF930A15750C0A9659C8B63&n=Top/Reference/Times%20Topics/People/E/Enright,%20Anne| accessdate = 2007-10-17 ] Her book "Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood" (2004) is a collection of candid and humorous essays about childbirth and motherhood. Enright's fourth novel, "The Gathering", was published in 2007.

Enright's writings have appeared in several magazines, including "The New Yorker", "The Paris Review", "Granta", the "London Review of Books", the "Dublin Review", and the "Irish Times". She was once a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4, and now reviews for "The Guardian" and RTÉ. [Lawless, Jill, [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071016/ap_en_ot/booker_prize Anne Enright wins Booker Prize] , Yahoo! News.] [http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/1016/enrighta.html Irish woman wins Man Booker Prize] , RTÉ.ie.] Tonkin, Boyd, 2007-10-19, [http://arts.independent.co.uk/books/features/article3073820.ece The fearless wit of Man Booker winner Anne Enright] , "The Independent".] The 4 October, 2007 issue of the "London Review of Books" published her essay, "Disliking the McCanns", about Kate and Gerry McCann, the British parents of three-year-old Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in suspicious circumstances while on holiday in Portugal in May 2007. The essay was criticized by some journalists.Enright, Anne, October 2007, [http://www.lrb.co.uk/v29/n19/enri01_.html Diary: Disliking the McCanns] , "London Review of Books".] Gammell, Caroline, & Simpson, Aislinn, 2007-10-17, [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/10/18/nmaddy118.xml&CMP=ILC-mostviewedbox Booker winner writes of dislike for McCanns] , "Daily Telegraph".] Leith, Sam, 2007-10-22, [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2007/10/22/do2203.xml Anne Enright was spot on about McCann mania] , "Daily Telegraph".]

Enright won the Davy Byrne's Irish Writing Award for 2004.Citation| title = Enright wins literary award| newspaper = The Irish Times| year = 2004| date = 2004-06-09| url = http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/ireland/2004/0609/1086274477357.html| accessdate = 2007-10-17 ] She also won the Royal Society of Authors Encore Prize.Citation| title = Anne shortlisted for Man Booker Prize| newspaper = Bray People| year = 2007| date = 2007-09-27| url = http://www.braypeople.ie/news/anne-shortlisted-for-man-booker-prize-1090864.html| accessdate = 2007-10-17 ] On 16 October2007 Enright was awarded the Man Booker Prize, which included a cash award of £50,000, for "The Gathering". The novel also won the 2008 Irish Novel of the Year.

Bibliography

* "The Portable Virgin" (1991)
* "The Wig My Father Wore" (1995)
* "What Are You Like?" (2000)
* "The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch" (2002)
* "Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood" (2004)
* "The Gathering" (2007)
* "Taking Pictures" (2008)

References

External links

Essays by Anne Enright

* [http://www.lrb.co.uk/v22/n08/enri01_.html What’s left of Henrietta Lacks? 2000-04-13, "London Review of Books".]
* [http://www.lrb.co.uk/v22/n19/enri01_.html My Milk, 2000-10-05, "London Review of Books".]
* [http://www.lrb.co.uk/v29/n09/enri01_.html Diary: Listen to Heloïse, 2007-05-10, "London Review of Books".]
* [http://www.lrb.co.uk/v29/n19/enri01_.html Diary: Disliking the McCanns, 2007-10-04, "London Review of Books".]
* [http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2007/12/24/071224fi_fiction_enright 'Natalie,'] short story in "The New Yorker".
* [http://www.granta.com/Magazine/75 "Little Sister"] "Granta", issue 75.
* [http://www.granta.com/Magazine/85 "Shaft"] "Granta", issue 85.

Interviews

* [http://books.guardian.co.uk/manbooker2007/story/0,,2193477,00.html "Guardian" interview with Anne Enright after her Man Booker Prize win.]
* [http://www.rte.ie/arts/2007/1017/enrighta.html Audio and video interviews with Anne Enright at RTÉ.ie.]
* [http://www.braypeople.ie/news/hoping-to-win-another-booker-prize-for-ireland-1164895.html October 2007 interview with Anne Enright in the "Bray People".]
* [http://archives.tcm.ie/businesspost/2002/11/03/story526976528.asp 2002 interview with Anne Enright in "The Sunday Business Post".]
* [http://www.cityweekend.com.cn/shanghai/articles/blogs-shanghai/shanghai-book-club/live-blogging-anne-enright-man-booker-prize-talk/ Podcast of Anne Enright discussing her Man Booker Prize at the Shanghai International Literary Festival]
* [http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article2677412.ece "The TLS on Anne Enright"] : a collection of pieces on Anne Enright from [http://www.the-tls.co.uk TLS] , October 17 2007.


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