An award-winning novelist, Irish author Anne Enright was born in Dublin and, after earning her degree from Trinity College, was one of the writers to emerge from the University of East Anglia’s groundbreaking Creative Writing MA where she studied under Angela Carter and Malcolm Bradbury. After working as a television producer and director, Enright began writing fiction full-time in the early 1990’s with works including the short story collection The Portable Virgin and the novel The Wig My Father Wore.
She achieved widespread critical acclaim with her bestselling novel The Gathering, the story of an Irish family reuniting after the death of an estranged brother, which won the 2007 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Her other works include The Forgotten Waltz, The Green Road (which won the Irish Novel of the Year) and the essay collection Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood. Her latest novel, Actress, was published in 2020.
A beautifully realised novel of mother-daughter relationships and the dark underbelly of fame and adulation, Actress deftly unpacks the secrets and lies of a renowned theatre performer and the effects of her notoriety on the child who idolised her. With a sharp eye for female interaction and familial subtext, Actress finds the former Booker Prize-winner on superlative form.
Novels by Anne Enright
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