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Anne Enright

Biography

Anne Enright

Anne Enright is author of five novels, most recently ACTRESS. THE GATHERING won the Man Booker Prize, and THE FORGOTTEN WALTZ won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. In 2015 she was named the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction. She lives in Dublin.

Anne Enright

Books by Anne Enright

by Anne Enright - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Katherine O’Dell began her career on Ireland’s bus-and-truck circuit before making it to London’s West End, Broadway and finally Hollywood. Every moment of her life is a performance, with young Norah standing in the wings. But the mother-daughter romance cannot survive Katherine’s past or the world’s damage. With age, alcohol and dimming stardom, Katherine’s grip on reality grows fitful. Fueled by a proud and long-simmering rage, she commits a bizarre crime. As Norah’s role gradually changes to Katherine’s protector, caregiver and finally legacy-keeper, she revisits her mother’s life of fiercely kept secrets --- and Norah reveals in turn the secrets of her own sexual and emotional coming-of-age story.

by Anne Enright - Fiction

Spanning 30 years, THE GREEN ROAD tells the story of Rosaleen, matriarch of the Madigans, a family on the cusp of either coming together or falling irreparably apart. As they grow up, Rosaleen's four children leave the west of Ireland for lives they never could have imagined. In her early old age, their mother announces that she’s decided to sell the house and divide the proceeds. Her adult children come back for a last Christmas, with the feeling that their childhoods are being erased, their personal history bought and sold.

by Anne Enright

Enright was married for eighteen years before she and her husband Martin, a playwright, decided to have children. While each baby slept during their first two years of life, Enright wrote, in dispatches, about the mess, the glory, and the raw shock of motherhood.

by Anne Enright - Fiction

Gina Moynihan remembers her affair with "the love of her life," Seán Vallely, while awaiting the arrival of Seán's fragile, 12-year-old daughter, Evie --- the complication, and gravity, of this second life.