Anne Enright wins IBW Book Award
The Green Road by UEA alumna Anne Enright has been announced as the winner in the adult category of this year’s Independent Bookseller Week Book Awards. Anne (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing in 1987 and was last year announced as the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction. She is the author of nine previous works, including the winner of the 2007 Man Booker Prize, The Gathering. 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, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the British Book Industry Awards. It was also longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She will now join the other category winners and all previous IBW award winners in a ‘Best of the Best’ competition to mark ten years of the IBW Book Award.