Anne Enright longlisted for the IBW Book Award
The Green Road by UEA alumna Anne Enright has been longlisted in the adult category of this year’s Independent Bookseller Week Book Awards. Anne (pictured) graduated from the UEA Creative Writing MA in 1987. Her debut collection of short stories, 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. The Green Road was published by Jonathan Cape last year and won the 2015 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Novel of the Year Award as well as being shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. It was also recently shortlisted for the British Book Industry Awards. The IBW prizes are voted for by independent booksellers and the winners announced on 17 June, ahead of Independent Bookseller Week.