Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | May 3, 2015

May 4, 2015 Host Kathleen Marshall Speaks with Man Booker Prize-Winning Author Anne Enright About Her New Novel, The Green Road

Anne-Enright-007 AnneEnright4-27-2015 Corinne_Kathleen Smith Final 4-27-2015 Corinne_Kathleen Smith FinalAnne Enright’s family gave her an electric typewriter for her 21st birthday and off she went; tapping away on stories, poems and novels.  She pursued her weekend-writing, while working full-time as a television producer, getting married and having children until, one-day, she decided she’d had enough.  In 1991 She quit her day job and devoted herself to writing full time.  The result?  Anne Enright has published 10 books which include three books of short stories (The Portable Virgin, 1991; Taking Pictures, 2008 & Yesterday’s Weahter, 2008), one collection of essays (Making Babies:Stumbling into Motherhood, 2004 and 2012), one book of historical fiction (The Pleasure of Elisa Lynch, 2002), and five novels (The Wig My Father Wore, 1995; What Are You Like?, 2000; The Gathering, 2007; The Forgotten Waltz, 2007 and The Green Road, May 11, 2015).  She has received many awards, including the Man Booker Prize, the UK’s most prestigious literary prize, for her novel The Gathering, in 2007 and has recently been named the first ever 2015 Irish Fiction Laureate.

The Green RoadHer newest novel, The Green Road, will be available in bookstores and online May 11, 2015.  Host, Kathleen Marshall, was fortunate enough to obtain an advance copy and is looking forward to exploring the rest of Anne Enright’s work.

To learn more about Anne Enright go to the British Council’s website Literature Matters, http://literature.britishcouncil.org/anne-enright

Of course you can always check Wikipedia, but you might want to hear what Anne herself has to say about the information contained on the site before taking their word.

To listen to and/or download this segment click the following link:5-4-15 Kathleen_Anne Enright

 

 

 

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