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Anne Enright

Anne Teresa Enright FRSL (born 11 October 1962) is an Irish author. She has published novels, short stories, essays, and one non-fiction book. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, her novel The Gathering won the 2007 Man Booker Prize. She has also won the 1991 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the 2001 Encore Award and the 2008 Irish Novel of the Year

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I do wish I could write like some of the American women, who can be clever and heartfelt and hopeful ...

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I find being Irish quite a wearing thing. It takes so much work because it is a social construction. ...

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I love the characters not knowing everything and the reader knowing more than them. There's more mis ...

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Having kids is very difficult to do on your own, and it's really crazy difficult to think you're doi ...

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You write a book and you finish the book. That's your job done, right? You win the Booker and you ha ...

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I've heard people, usually writers, say that no one wrote a great book after winning the Booker, but ...

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Naming is nice. It took me days before I was able to speak a name for my first child (what if people ...

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I am interested in levels of brain discourse. How articulate are the voices in your head? You know, ...

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There are certain books that should be taken away from young writers; that should be prised out of t ...

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If you grow up in Ireland and read books then you really are obliged to attempt your own some time. ...

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In more static societies, like Ireland, you can tell where a person is from by their surname, or whe ...

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The way to write a book is to actually write a book. A pen is useful, typing is also good. Keep putt ...

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Story is about pulling the reader in and a plot is a more externalized mechanism of revelation. A pl ...

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I have a small room to write in. One wall is completely covered in books. And I face the window with ...

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Recently I read the stories I wrote in my early 20s, to put in a volume. And here is this brittle yo ...

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