29/07/2015

Anne Enright longlisted for Man Booker Prize

The Green Road by UEA alumna Anne Enright, which was published by Jonathan Cape in May, is among the 13 titles included on the longlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize. Anne (pictured) graduated from the UEA MA in Creative Writing in 1987. Her first book, a collection of short stories called The Portable Virgin, was published in 1991 and was the winner of the Rooney Prize. Among her novels are The Gathering (2007), which won the 2007 Man Booker Prize and the Irish Novel of the Year Award, and The Forgotten Waltz (2011), winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal. Earlier this year she was appointed as the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction. The shortlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize, which is worth £50,000 to the winner, will be announced on Tuesday 15th September and the winner on Tuesday 13th October.

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