Anne Enright is a critically acclaimed, internationally best-selling Irish author. Enright’s
writing explores themes such as family relationships, love and sex and Ireland’s difficult
past and modern zeitgeist. She has published essays, short stories, a nonfiction book and
four novels, including THE GATHERING, which won the Man Booker Prize in 2007 and was
named the 2008 Irish Novel of the Year. The novel leapt onto US best seller lists and has
sold more than 600,000 copies in paperback. Her new novel, THE FORGOTTEN WALTZ, will
be published by W.W. Norton & Company in October 2011.
Enright won the Davy Byrnes Irish Writing Award for 2004 and the Royal Society of
Authors Encore Prize. She holds an English and philosophy degree from the Trinity College
Dublin and an MA from the University of East Anglia’s Creative Writing Course. She is a
Fellow in the Royal Society of Literature and lives with her family in Ireland.