Anne Enright wins Irish Novel of the Year Award

SMH SPECTRUM APR 19-CREDIT: Sarah Lee/THE GUARDIAN – Anne Enright, novelist and Booker Prize 2007 winner. Picture: Sarah Lee Date: 17/10/07

The Green Road, the latest novel by UEA alumna Anne Enright, has been named as the Irish Novel of the Year (also known as the Eason Book Club Novel of the Year) at the 2015 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. 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 Green Road is published by Jonathan Cape and was longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize and recently shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year Award.

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