‘The Green Road’ is the new novel by UEA alumna Anne Enright and is published by Jonathan Cape this week. Anne 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.