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Anne Enright

Anne Enright

Anne Enright (1962) is an Irish essayist, short-story writer and novelist. Her short stories have appeared in several magazines, including “The New Yorker” and “The Paris Review”. Enright's collection of short stories “The Portable Virgin” (1991) has been awarded with “Rooney” Prize for Irish Literature, and in 2004 her short story “Honey” won the “Davy Byrnes” Irish Writing Award.

In 2008 Enright published two collections of short stories - “Taking Pictures” and “Yesterday's Weather”. She has also issued four novels - “The Wig My Father Wore” (1995), shortlisted for the “Irish Times/Aer Lingus” Irish Literature Prize, “What Are You Like?” (2000), winner of the 2001 “Encore” Award and shortlisted for the 2000 “Whitbread” Novel Award, “The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch” (2002), and “The Gathering” (2007), which won the 2007 “Man Booker” Prize for Fiction.

The writing of Anne Enright explores themes such as family relationships, love and sex, Ireland's difficult past and its modern zeitgeist.

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