Anne Enright was born in Dublin in 1962.
She has published two collections of stories, The Portable Virgin (London, Secker and Warburg 1991), which won the Rooney Prize that year; and Taking Pictures (London, Jonathan Cape, 2008), both collected as Yesterday’s Weather (New York, Grove Press, 2008).
Her novels are The Wig My Father Wore, (Jonathan Cape 1995), which was shortlisted for the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Irish Literature Prize; What Are You Like? (Jonathan Cape 2000), which won the Royal Society of Authors Encore Prize; The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch (Jonathan Cape 2002); The Gathering (Jonathan Cape, 2007), which won Irish Novel of the Year, the Irish Fiction Award, and The Man Booker Prize 2007; and The Forgotten Waltz (Jonathan Cape, 2011), for which she received the first Andrew Carnegie Medal for fiction; and The Green Road (Jonathan Cape, 2015).
Uncollected short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and Granta. She was the inaugural winner of The Davy Byrne Award for her short story Honey.
Her other work includes a book of essays, Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood (London, Jonathan Cape, 2004).
She lives in Bray, Co Wicklow.
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Anne Enright at the New York State Writer’s Institute in 2008